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Courgette Pizza

This recipe blew me away. It is actually something my boyfriend came up with quite a while ago and I have made it several times for myself now. I know it doesn’t have a crunchy dough base, but this is full on pizza experience for me. Plus, you eat a whole courgette for dinner!

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You will need:

  • 1 courgette
  • about 5cm of dried chorizo sausage
  • 1 can of tomato paste (70 grams)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • immense amounts of grated cheese! (just kidding, about 50 grams is enough I think)
  • teaspoon each of dried oregano, thyme and basil
  • salt& pepper

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat your oven to 180ΒΊC and line a oven rack with baking paper.
  2. Wash your courgette and cut it up into 1cm thick slices.
  3. In a small bowl mix your tomato paste, minced garlic and herbs together. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cut your chorizo into thin slices.
  5. Ready to build these! Lay down all your courgette slices, divide the tomato paste/ sauce over all of them, add a slice of chorizo and top each with a small mountain of cheese.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes. Or shorter/ longer dependent on how raw you like your courgette. But make sure the cheese is melted πŸ™‚
  7. Plate and enjoy!

 

You can use the rest of the chorizo in:

  • Some couscous salad. For example with feta and spinach.
  • in this stew: Bean Stew

How do you make sure you have enough veggies each day?

 

Miek

 

P.S. If you make one of the dishes, you can post them on instagram and tag me (@oneservingblog). I would love to see your creations!

Cinnamon rolls

I really felt like making cinnamon rolls, as they are one of my favorite sweet pastries. The thing is, when making proper cinnamon rolls you need to wait several times for the dough the rise. But as I am a very impatient person I came up with these. Made with some puff pastry and ready to eat in 40 min or so (including baking).

I advise you to get a roll of puff pastry, since it makes the cutting and rolling really easy. You can use butter instead of margarine, but I wanted to make it vegan for a roommate :).

You’ll need:

  • 1 roll of cold puff pastry (I used the one from “Tante Fanny”)*
  • 1 teaspoon of softened margarine
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon

*The recipe is for 2 cinnamon rolls and you will have a lot of puff pastry left over afterwards. Underneath the recipe I have some suggestions for what you can do with that.

  1. While the puff pastry is still cold, cut two 1cm slices. Leave to soften these while you prepare the rest.
  2. Preheat the over to 200Β°C.
  3. In a glass mix the sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Assembling time: unroll a roll off puff pastry on a cutting board. With the back of a spoon, butter the whole strip. Leave the last centimeter uncovered. Do this with the second roll as well.
  5. Now place take your glass and scatter the cinnamon sugar over the buttered side. Roll it back up and place in a small oven dish.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes. Keep an eye on them, as your oven probably differs from mine.

You can finish these with some simple icing (icing sugar+ water), it is a nice addition to the flaky pastry.

The left over puff pastry can be frozen (check the packaging to be sure yours can be too). You can also use it in other dishes like:

  • chicken pot pie
  • apple turnovers
  • pigs in a blanket
  • beef wellington
  • a tart, for example red onion and goats cheese
  • millefeuille
  • salmon en croute
  • more cinnamon rolls

Enjoy!

Miek.