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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tom Yum soup-simplified

a very simple version

serves 2 big bowls

wash and finely chop any of these vegetables:

spring onions
french beans
bean sprouts

some grated ginger ( as desired)

tofu-if u have -cut into small pieces

crush 1/2 or 1 soup cube in warm water with a fork and homogenise

light soya sauce

warm 2 tsp oil in a pan
add all the veggies
stir fry on medium heat for a minute
Add 3-4 mugs of boiling water
add tom yum cube paste
add soya sauce to taste
add ginger

boil for a couple of minutes.

its perfect for winter!



A Pizza is so easy to make at home, I can't comprehend why people ever think of ordering home delivery Pizzas!

500 gms all purpose flour
1 sachet (10gms) dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
4 tablespoon olive/vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano (optional)
warm water (from a kettle-not hot)/warm milk-results in lighter dough.
( 1 mug in the microwave-more if needed)

Put the flour in a large bowl.
Make a well in the middle. Add the yeast sugar and some warm water.
Mix a bit. Cover with some flour. Leave for a minute.
Mix . Add the oil and salt,(oregano) ,mix.
Add water/milk little by little and knead simultaneously until you
have a soft dough. Knead for a further couple of minutes. Cover with a
wet cloth and leave to rise for an hour or so.( doesn't matter if u
leave it longer)
Grease (oil) your palm and knead the dough till smooth.
Divide into desired size of portions and roll out with the aid of some
dry flour as thick or as thin you want.
Bake in the oven, 180 C , for a few minutes.
Take out.
Spread sauce (oil+oregano+pili-pili+tomato puree+salt-cook for few
minutes to release flavour. If in a hurry, just mix cold and use) ,
desired toppings, cheese and bake further with top and bottom heat on.
Preferably on a wire so that the bottom gets done too.

You can parbake bases and store in the fridge for 5 days,freezer...longer.

If you want, you can make bread sticks with the same dough. Its fun!