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How to make Pizza

Hi everyone today I will be telling you how to make Pizza                                  Ingredients   For the dough   440g strong white flour 2 tsp. salt 15g fresh yeast, or 1/2 tsp. of dry yeast 275ml water 50ml olive oil, plus extra for oiling. 100g semolina For the topping 2 tbsp. tomato puree Pizza toppings of your choice   Step 1- In a large mixing bowl , stir together the flour, semolina, and salt stir in the dried yeast (or crumble in the fresh yeast.   Step 2-Whichever you are using, Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture. Pour most of the water into the well along with the olive oil and bring the dough together with your hands or a wooden spoon.   Step 3-As the flour is incorporated the dough will start to take shape. Add the remaining of the water if the dough feels tight or hard. Turn the dough out onto a clean surface and Knead for ten minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.   Step 4-Cut

Special diets part 2

Hi everyone today I will be talking about more special diets The elderly As we get older our bodies start to slow down and our appetite will get smaller. However, elderly people still need a nutritionally balanced diet to stay healthy. People who are ill People who are ill, at home or in hospital, need balanced meals with plenty of nutrients they need to help them recover. Good nutritional food is part of the healing process. In the days of Florence Nightingale hospital wards were closed for two hours a day while patients ate their notorious meals. No doctor was allowed in the wards at mealtimes. Florence Nightingale saw food as medicine. Other reasons for special diets Many people require special diets for various reasons, such as: health (diabetes, obesity heart disease) allergies religious or moral beliefs Allergies and intolerances Some people may be intolerant of or allergic to some types of food, Food allergies are a type of intolerance where the body'

Special diets

Hi everyone today ill be talking about why people may follow a particular type of diet. Groups with special dietary requirements There are certain groups of people who have special nutritional needs. You may have different needs at different points in your life, for example, if you change your lifestyle or occupation and when you grow older. Pregnant and breastfeeding women Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid soft mould-ripened cheese, pate, raw eggs, undercooked meat, poultry and fish, liver and alcohol. Children and teenagers As children grow their nutritional requirements change. Children need a varied and a balanced diet rich in protein. Teenagers need to have a good nutritionally balanced diet. Girls need to make sure that they are getting enough iron in their diet to help with effects of puberty. Vegetarians and vegans vegetarians generally do not eat meat, fish or any food products made from meat or fish. some vegetarians do not eat eggs. Vegetar

how to make a quiche loraine

Hi everyone today ill be telling you how to make a quiche Loraine For the pastry you will need medium egg 1 sugar  pinch lard or vegtetable fat  50g butter or margarine  50g water  2-3 tbsp. Step 1-Sieve the flour and salt. Step 2-Rub in the fat to achieve a sandy texture Step 3-Make a well in the centre. Step 4-Add sufficient water to make a fairly firm paste. Step 5- Handle as little and as lightly as possible For the quiche you will need Rough puff,or sweet pastry   100g ham,chopped   50g cheese,grated  25g medium egg     1 milk            125ml cayenne salt        Step 1-Lightly grease four tartlet moulds.Line thinly with pastry. Step 2-Prick the bottom of the paste two or three times with a fork.  Step 3-Cook in a hot oven at 230-250oC for 3-4 minutes or until the pastry is lightly set.  Step 4-Remove from the oven ,press the pastry down if it has tended to rise. Step 5-Add the chopped ham and grated cheese. Step 6-Mi

Why is Healthy eating good for you?

Hi everybody today I will be telling you about healthy eating If you eat a healthy diet you will reduce the risk of a number diseases including stroke , Heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.  The best way to stay fit and healthy is to eat a diet high in fruit, vegtetables, whole grains and plant-based foods like beans and lentils,but low in fat, sugar and salt.  Fruit and Vegetables  Fruit and vegetables contain valuable vitamins, minerals, fibre and folate acid, which help to protect us from illness. They also contain substances called phytochemicals, which are antioxidants, antioxidants help to protect the body's cells from damage. There are some vegetables and fruits that protect us particularly well against strokes because they have such high levels of antioxidants. The vegetables include cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. The fruits include blackcurrants, oranges, Kiwis, and red and yellow peppers. The fibre found in fruit and vegetables p