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The American hot Chicago pizza pie
The American hot Chicago pizza pie
‘This is easy, it tastes amazing and is really, really cheap,’ says Jamie. ‘It’s as good as, or even better than a takeaway pizza and will save you a whole load of money. It’s packed with flavour and you'll know what went into it.’
Ingredients based on prices at Sainsbury's (makes four pizzas):
Yeast in sachets - £1
One kilo of strong flour - 80p
One tin of tomatoes - 35p
Two cloves of garlic - 35p
Dried oregano - £1
Pickled Jalapeño peppers - £1.39
Red onion - 40p
Packet of good quality sausages £3 (Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference)
Cheddar cheese - £1.88
Fennel seeds - £1
Smoked paprika - £1
Add one sachet of yeast to 600ml of tepid water to create yeasty water
Add one kilo of strong flour and a nice pinch of salt then put in blender
Take the mixture out and keep kneading it to make the dough
Leave the dough to rise in a covered bowl for an hour, then bash it back down, divide it into four sections and fold each section under itself
For a pizza pie, get random sized round tins, line with olive oil then scatter over some breadcrumbs
Stretch the dough out and then place across the base of the tins
Leave the base to prove (rise) again for 15-20 minutes
Take one tin of tomatoes, two cloves of garlic, salt and a little dried oregano. Whizz it all up together in a blender
Steal a little vinegar from your jar of pickled Jalapeño peppers for an extra kick
Pour the sauce over the pizza bases
Add two good quality sausages per pizza, plus some Jalapeño peppers
Add cheddar cheese, 'snapping off little bombs of cheddar' as you do so
Add one finely sliced red onion across all four pizzas
Smashed up fennel seeds and add a good pinch of smoked paprika to really bring out the flavours
Pop in the oven for 20 minutes at 190 degrees to cook.
Jamie’s total costs: £1.73 per pizza
Total costs according to Sainsbury’s: £3.04 per pizza
Conclusion: we couldn't make the meals for quite the same cheap price as Jamie using Sainsbury's supermarket. However, other supermarkets may have varying prices and the meals still come in at very affordable prices for deliciously good home made food. Just make sure you have plenty of space in your freezer for freezing these meals so you don't waste them.
As Jamie says: ‘Embrace your freezer, buy big and don't think of your leftovers as boring. Happy days!’
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It's easy to see where the price difference is coming in. In MSN's version they are paying 80p each time for a pinch of herbs, or £1 a time for a spoonful of mustard etc. Jamie is making that classic mistake of thinking everyone is as posh as he is and already has a fully stocked herbs, spices and condiments rack before they start therefore falsely cutting the cost of his meals. The poorest people in our country at the moment probably can't afford to have these things already in their kitchen!
As far as his meals are concerned, no comments about that fact that he buys in bulk and probably gets discount because the product is going to be used on the show!
The first recipe shown "roast beef"; If you go to any good butcher you should pay less than the £14 quoted, also many cuts of good beef are very cheap if you know what you are after.
Still interesting that the Sainsbury prices are double that from the programme.
Where do they get these figures we don't throw away any food.
We buy what we need and eat what we need.
And as for the comments on working try 70 hours a week in a foundry on piece work.
He doesn't know the meaning of the word work.
But I agree a lot of the young today are pathetic wimps.
We have had some come to work and after dinnertime you never see them again.