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See me on TV on Weekend Extra!

Posted in Recipes, Running commentary with tags , , , , on February 25, 2009 by lickthebowlcomau

extra-logotv“And here’s one I made earlier!”  Ooh, I’ve always wanted to say that!

Ok so if you’ve never seen the Stove Top Pizza in action, now’s your big chance, particularly if Brisbane Extra is available on your TV stations (Channel 9).  Last week, the Extra crew came around and filmed a segment in my very own kitchen, and I felt very much like an Aussie Nigella for a few hours!  (Minus the twin set outfit and glorious hair!)

Those of you in Brisbane and surrounds can catch the segment on Saturday 28th February at 5.30pm on Channel 9.

Update: click here to view the segment!

We made a delicious ham, pineapple and mushroom, kid-friendly pizza and also one suited more to grown-up tastes, with pancetta, black olives and sun dried (ok, oven dried in my oven) tomatoes.

I doubt that TV chef celebrity will be forthcoming but at least my audience has grown!!!

Here is the Stove Top Pizza recipe:

¾ cup self-raising flour
¾ cup plain flour
(Add another ¼ cup each of flour and water to create a thicker base as desired.)
(Can use gluten free or wholemeal flour too.)
¾ cup lukewarm water
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried yeast
Good pinch of salt

Topping – all optional, go crazy on your favourites!
¼ cup tomato passata or puree
1 cup shredded pizza cheese
½ can pineapple pieces, drained
150g shredded ham
100g sliced mushrooms


  1. Combine all dough ingredients in Sauté Pan and mix well.
  2. Press dough using the tips of your fingers, until the base of the pan is covered.
  3. Spread the pasta sauce onto the dough taking it as close to the edge as possible.
  4. Add other toppings of your choice.
  5. Place the pan (with the pizza inside) on the stove over medium heat and cover, making sure the vents are closed.
  6. Cook 5 minutes.
  7. Turn lid to open side steam vents, reduce heat to medium low and cook for a further 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and using egg flip, lift pizza from pan onto a board or serving platter.
  9. Serve immediately.

What’s this bloggy thing all about then?

Posted in Running commentary with tags , , , on October 20, 2008 by lickthebowlcomau

Right!  Let’s get started and push this little bloggy thingy over the cliff.  I hope to bring you lots of information about cooking, food, trends, recipes, hints, tips, inspiration, information and education.  I would love it if some of my enthusiasm reached through the ether and into your head so that you too can appreciate food as more than simple nourishment.

Food is beyond fuel.  It’s a social thing, a comforting thing, something that makes you feel good even when you’ve had a crappy day.  For me, even hearing the click-click of the piezo ignition on my gas stove means there will be something tasty along soon, even if I do have to prepare it myself.

Join with me in celebrating food as an event, from a simple ham sandwich to an all-out, 5-course extravaganza.