Bliss... Mr Dale relaxing in the pretty green waters of the Whangaroa Harbour
Our family have always been great ones for putting leftovers on top of toast, throw on some grated cheese and pop under the grill. We particularly loved cold potatoes. A British throw back to chip butties etc. Another huge favourite
I’ll digress for a moment. This is a very greedy tale. I loved chip butties for school lunch. My Mother refused to make them, she disapproved. So I would run across the road to the corner store and buy ½ Long John loaf. (You know the one you picked at if your Mother was stupid enough to get you to pick up the bread, from the store, after school. Frequently, there wouldn’t be much of the loaf left) So soft and fresh.
I then made a pan full of chips, sliced the bread, buttered it, placed the hot chips on top and wrapped them in greaseproof paper while still warm. Brown bagged them and off to school I went. I actually made 3 whole sandwiches… 6 slices of bread.
The aroma coming out of my school desk was too much for me and often I would lift the lid and have a quick bite. One day I had consumed them all before lunch. I had to sit there while all around people were tucking in.
I was only allowed to do this about once a fortnight. I guess my Mother was worried about me getting too fat.
So back to the pizza.
I made a very easy Tomato Sauce
Its so so simple.
I small onion peeled and finely chopped
1 clove garlic chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
S & P
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 can tomatoes
Large Pinch sugar
Splash of balsamic, I actually like to use white balsamic for this
Sauté onions and garlic till soft
Season with Salt, Pepper and oregano
Add tomatoes and sugar bring to simmer
Left gently cook till nice and thick
Add splash vinegar
Cook for another 4-5 minutes
Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary
Cool and put aside
To assemble pizza
Cold minted potatoes grated
Salami and or smoked salmon sliced finely
Grated Cheese Cheddar
Roll out the dough
Cover with tomato sauce
Add salami or salmon
Cover with grated potato
Then generous amount of cheese
Good grind black pepper
Into 200C oven for 10-15 minutes.
Cool a bit…other wise "Burnt Tongue Syndrome"
Biting into that potato cheesy mixture
I now want to sing the praises of this bread recipe.
Click here to get the recipe
Not only have I made Pizza and Focaccio Style bread
Makes excellent toast.