#quarantinecooking,

Baguette Pizza

Heya guys!

Firstly, I hope everyone is keeping safe. Secondly, I hope everyone is taking this time to rest and take care of their physical and mental health. Right, then let’s get to it!

We’ve done quite a few pizza variations on the blog but this one’s by far the easiest (which is just what we need right now). All you need is some baguette bread and cheese, the rest you probably already have in your pantry. I read an article the other day where a health economist advised us NOT to use this time to try out for MasterChef but to conserve our money and only cook with ingredients you already have at home. Despite scoffing at this initially, I realised he’s not wrong! I’ll try and keep that in mind when coming up with recipes for these #quarantinetimes.

If you are interested in more pizza recipes you can find one for ham & pineapple pizza rolls, here (YES, pineapples DO belong on pizza. Case closed!) and another detailed recipe for pizza dough, here.


Baguette Pizza

Serving: 4 servings

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 baguette bread, halved and cut into as many portions as preferred
  • Spring onions, chopped
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese, grated (NB- I didn’t have any mozzarella. It would be better to have ½ cup cheddar and ½ cup mozzarella)
  • Parmesan Cheese

For the Pizza sauce:

  • 3 tomatoes (blanched, peeled and grated)
  • 1 Garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • ½  tsp Oregano
  • 1 medium-sized onion (sliced)
  • Herbal sea salt
  • Royco Mchuzi Mix (Chicken Flavour)
  • Olive oil

Method:

  1. Pour olive oil into a saucepan over medium- heat. Add in onions, followed by the garlic and sautee until the garlic is nicely fragrant and the onions have softened
  2. Add tomatoes into the saucepan followed by your preferred spices and salt. Stir the mixture and cover with a saucepan for 5 minutes over low heat.
  3. Add in the oregano once tomatoes are cooked, place the sauce aside to thicken as you prepare the chicken.

For the Chicken:

This is all up to you and how you like your chicken. I felt like having mine saucy, sweet & sour.

  • 2 chicken breasts cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 tsp White pepper
  • Tabasco sauce (4/5 drops)
  • 1 tsp Dark Superior Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • Ketchup
  • A couple of sprigs of fresh rosemary

Method:

  1. Place butter in a pan. Once it melts, add in chicken cubes followed by salt, white pepper and garlic and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Whisk the remaining ingredients (sugar, tabasco sauce, white vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce) together and add into the pan. Fry until chicken has cooked.
  3. Add in the rosemary, and cover the pan.

Time to assemble! (Lol! I really do love meals you can assemble, it’s oddly satisfying.)

  1. Butter the baguette bread as in the picture and place in the oven for 5 minutes to toast.
  2. Once they’ve toasted, follow this order:
    • Pizza sauce
    • Sweet & sour chicken
    • Cheddar cheese
    • Mozzarella cheese
    • Sprinkle parmesan
    • Spring onions
  3. Place in the oven and bake until the cheese has melted (about 5-8 minutes at 180° Celsius).
  4. Serve hot!
The portion at the top was a special no-chicken request from a family member!

If you manage to try these deliiisssh baguette pizzas, please mention/tag @kenyan__belle on Instagram or Pinterest!

Stay safe & above all else, do not lose hope.

Cheers,

Ivy xx

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My name is Ivy Mabelle. Founder of this blog. I’m a twenty-something year old Kenyan, law graduate who occasionally cooks and writes. I’ve got many interests that I write about on here and hope someone else might enjoy too. xx

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Mabelle

Ivy, guess observation of COVID-19 spread fight government recommendations such as stay home stay safe and some kind of supermarket (public places) fear by many of us has put extra demand on chicken ( particularly ‘kienyeji’). Hence the options above are appropriate given the need to space the decimation of chicken from strategic reserves.

Good food for food, work up another do-able preparation soon now that Prezzo (rightfully) has extended anti-COVID-19 spread measures….

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Ivy

Haha!
Thank you! As long as we are still stuck in our homes, this #quarantinecooking series will continue.
Glad you’re enjoying it. 😊

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