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Monday, 3 March 2014

Our Meal Plan for this week - 03/03/2014

This week is unfortunately another busy one.  To prepare us for the Live Below The Line Challenge we will be undertaking in a few weeks time, I shall be cooking dinners from this post which are frugal yet tasty, in fact all the meals cost less than £1 per serving.

Breakfasts will be porridge with added dried fruit on weekdays and pancakes and homemade crumpets on the weekend.

Lunches will be Calzone with crudites, a piece of fruit and a baked treat for afters.  We will be out at a friends for lunch on Saturday, I shall be taking the puddings and on Sunday we will have Twice Baked Potatoes.

Basic 50/50 Bread Dough for Calzone

250g strong white bread flour
250g wholemeal bread flour
7g sachet instant/fast action yeast
1 teaspoon salt
300ml luke-warm water
1 Tblsp oil

Weigh the flour, yeast and salt into a bowl.  Add all the water and mix with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.  Knead the dough by hand for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.  If the dough is very sticky, add a little more flour.  Put the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave to prove for one hour or until doubled in size.

Divide the dough into 12 - 16 portions.  Roll each portion out into a round and put a little filling in the centre.  Moisten the edge of the dough slightly with a little water, fold one half of the dough over the other and press together to enclose the filling.  Place the Calzone on to lined baking trays.

Pre-heat your oven to 200°C/180°C Fan.  Bake the Calzone in the preheated oven for 15 – 20 minutes.


Don't forget to check out all the other Meal Plans on the Meal Planning Monday linky over on At Home With Mrs M.


3 comments:

  1. Will have to give the calzones a try - they would be perfect for lunchboxes.

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  2. Wow...will definitely be trying those Calzone's :) x

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  3. Ohh wow! They look and sound delicious!!

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