As you know, we finally bought an apartment! The bad news is that it has not been renovated in about 50 years, so it will take some time and a lot of work before we move in. And it’s not even the work that scares me. It’s more the fact every person who goes through the process of renovation has to, in some magical way, become an expert on everything overnight. For now, I already have my share of knowledge about bathrooms and I can proudly say that I am capable of picking out my own shower and sink. We have spent multiple evenings debating the choice of toilet and frankly, I couldn’t be more glad that this part is over.
The kitchen is still way ahead of us and I’m guessing that those decisions will be the toughest to make, but at the same time I can’t even start explaining how psyched I am to finally have my own, decent-sized place to cook!
But in the meantime, we don’t live there yet, we have lots of stuff piling up in the apartment that we are currently renting, and I barely have time to cook anything. Most days we live off dim sum and hamburgers grabbed on the way from one store to another, so lately I’ve been craving something that I can cook myself in the midst of this mess and that would give me a certain feeling of coziness that I need right now. That’s how I came up with this very simple recipe for a slightly decadent supper.
Pizza dough (you can replace water with milk to make it smoother)
150 grams/6 oz of blue cheese
Good quality blueberry jam
1 free range egg beaten with a tablespoon of cold water
Nigella seeds to sprinkle
Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C. If you have a pizza stone – use it, if not, prepare a baking sheet. Divide the dough into 6 parts, roll them into balls and flatten them using your hands. Place one teaspoon of jam and one teaspoon of cheese on each piece of dough and close them, forming round buns. Brush the rolls with egg and sprinkle with nigella. Using a fork make holes in top of the buns. This is very important. Otherwise they will crack open while baking.
Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden, then let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Enjoy with your feet up, while watching a good TV show and sipping hot Darjeeling tee.