Pizza Express with a liquid dough

014Simply put: when you have no time to waste in making a proper dough…. but be warned, it makes for a deep pan pizza!


  • 1 egg
  • 8 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 350g pizza flour, as in all prepared in a packet
  • 1 pack of easy-blend dried yeast
  • 300ml lukewarm water


  • Mix all the ingredients together and expect a very wet dough


  • Pour into a pie or tart tin, lined with grease-proof paper


  • Add your favourite toppings


  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 210°C/ 190°fan/ Gas 6 for about 25mn


Savoury Baguette

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Basically, it’s my own version of the “sacred BLT” (without the L and I fear spinach wouldn’t do….), perfect for lunch when I have time to prepare a dough and bake it! With or without cheese, it always goes in one sitting!


No cheese and wholewheat

Baguette dough, medium size:

I did mine in my bread machine, dough setting, mine is liquid in first:

  • 315ml water
  • Sprinkle over 450g bread flour, covering all the liquid (white or wholewheat as preferred)
  • Add in separate corners: 1½tsp salt and 1½ tsp easy-blend dried yeast

Once cycle over, I knocked it back gently onto a floured surface, shaped it into a ball and rolled it out into a rectangular baking tray directly because once filled, it is very difficult to move!




During the dough cycle, get your ingredients ready, chopped, and part cook the bacon

Staring at the bottom, lengthways, sprinkle your first ingredient and roll

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and so on, rolling up after each addition


Different bread, white, with cherry tomatoes from the garden and grated mozzarella


whichever way you prefer, but if using cheese, make it last to seal the dough

Seal and cover with lightly greased cling film, and leave for 30 to 45mn in a warm place


  • Preheat oven to 230°C/ 210°fan/ Gas 8
  • Slash the top of your bread several times with a knife
  • Place at the top of the oven , spray the inside of the oven with water and bake for 20 to 25mn, or until golden
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool for a good 10 to 15mn before slicing