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Friday, November 18, 2005

Spicy Star Mini Pizza > Entry for Blog Party #4 "The Holiday Edition"


The party blog


The thought of joining the blog party, hmmm made me scan my new Jamie Oliver’s book, he got no finger foods in it but he got “beavies” one of his items is Margarita, luckily I have the ingredients! (I think its d first time I am making something complete with the required ingredients, I admit). I don’t have margarita glass, just take this wine glass okay?

Anyhow here is Oliver’s recipe of Margarita.

2 shots of Tequila
1 shot Cointreau
1 shot of freshly squeezed lime juice
Salt and lime wedge to serve.

Here, I added a sprig of fresh mint leaves from our garden.


So, what to make for finger food?

At first I was looking to make a mini pizza for finger foods. Thinking about the theme of the party, I think it would be nice to have some fancy shapes like stars instead of plain circle. Instead of putting tomato sauce at the base, I put thin slices of tomatoes to have a vibrant red color. To satisfy, I need something to put at the center. Something that would contrast in color. I think black olives would look great. When I put them on top, I thought of its flavors. They are all mild and maybe another red dot of chili sauce at the center of the olives would give a bang of flavor to contrast the mild tastes! Aha! Now I don’t have a name! Can u name it for me please?

Ingredients:

Meat mixture
Black pitted olives
Hot sauce
Small tomatoes
Pastry

Meat Mixture
2 boneless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
¼ cup bread crumbs

Preparation:
Dice the chicken breasts as small as you can. Add bread crumbs and add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside while making the pastry.

Pastry dough:
1 ½ cups flour
Pinch of salt
50 g butter, chopped
2-3 tablespoons iced water

To make the pastry:

In bowl of flour add knobs of butter and a pinch of salt. Work on the butter by pressing them with your finger tips; coating the butter with the flour, until the butter is well mixed with the flour. This will give a crumbly mixture. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing each addition until it forms a soft dough. Turn mixture into floured board. Knead until the dough becomes fine. Add more flour if necessary. Shape the dough into a log. Divide into 2 then flatten the down as flat as you can; using a rolling pin.

With a cookie cutter, press it into the sheet of pastry dough and carefully lift the formed dough into a baking tray.

Place a slice of tomato on top; add a tiny ball of meat mixture on top of the tomato. Place a cut of olive on top and bake for 15 minutes at 200 degrees C or until the sides of the base turn slightlybrown. When done, remove from the oven and add a dot of hot sauce into each olive whole. Voila! Please pass it around.
Enjoy! Happy Holidays everyone!

7 Comments:

At 9:32 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Hi Grace!

I'm so happy you could join the party...and I think your spicy, starred pizzas sound wonderful!

Thanks for coming!

 
At 9:40 AM, Blogger grace said...

Cool! Now I got a name!! thanks for that! I really run out of names! LOL! drained! My pleasure to join! Cheers!

 
At 4:54 AM, Blogger boo_licious said...

Grace, those starry pizzas of yours look so lovely and festive.

 
At 9:08 PM, Blogger Kai said...

Great you could join the party Grace! Nice entry!

 
At 6:46 AM, Blogger grace said...

Thanks boo_licious. Thanks for inviting me Kai... You really got me!

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger MeBeth said...

Ooooh - I love these starry pizzas!

 
At 4:43 AM, Blogger glutton rabbit said...

Grace, those starry pizzas look really cute! Oh and there are fireworks! I'm really enjoying this holiday party so much!

 

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