Food is a big part of our lives, especially as our daughter is living with cystic fibrosis.
Balancing high fat with high salt along with a regular balanced diet can be difficult at times.
Friday nights are our treat nights – pizza and a movie. I make the dough myself and ask the
children to help with creating the toppings of their choice. Usually, it’s just ham and cheese
with BBQ sauce, but they like the process of kneeling the dough. I recently purchased a
Thermomix which allows our family to create more dishes ourselves and add extra fat and
salt into recipes. Our favourites are butter chicken, pizza and chicken, pea, and pesto pasta.

Pizza dough recipe:

500g Standard Edmonds flour
1½ tsp Instant Dry Yeast
1 tsp salt
50 mls olive oil
300 mls lukewarm water


Combine the flour, instant yeast, and salt. Add the water and olive oil and knead the dough
in an electric mixer for 5 minutes.
Tip the dough on lightly floured bench and knead into a ball. It should feel smooth.
Put into an oiled bowl, cover with a clean tea towel and leave to double in size, around 1-2
Divide the dough into 4 (or 6), roll into balls and cover with a clean tea towel (if not planning
on using all the dough at once put what you aren’t using into a zip lock bag and freeze.
Simply defrost and roll out). Leave for 10 minutes.
Roll out thinly on a lightly floured surface to 2 mm thickness. Put onto baking paper. Cover
with toppings.
Put a baking stone or oven tray in the oven and preheat to 230°C. Bake the pizzas for 6-10
minutes until puffy and golden.