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Lady Cassandra (🎉150th Post!🥳) |

Come one come all to this feast of a celebratory gasp for our 150th post! It would be wrong to celebrate any other way, than with a Lady Cassandra themed dish. She is our unofficial mascot after all! Recipe from The Doctor Who Cookbook P.S I used the new AI title feature in Wix and this is what it came up with, quite apt I think:

The Pizza Chronicles: Lady Cassandra's Delicious Transformation

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Makes: 1 Cassandra

Ingredients: 1 pack ready rolled puff pastry

1 red pepper

2tbsp olive oil 1 onion

1 tin of chopped tomatoes 1/2tsp dried oregano 3tbsp ketchup 100g gruyere cheese (or cheddar if gruyere is hard to come by) 1 Cucumber Black grapes

1. I like the ready rolled pastry base

Firstly, preheat your oven to 200°C. Then unfurl your ready-rolled puff pastry to a rectangle about 40x30cm, but if that's too big then just to the size of your baking tray.

Using a circular cookie cutter or a glass as a guide, scallop the edges to create two missing pieces from the top edge and three from the sides. Use a knife to make a larger semi-circular cut from the bottom of our pastry lady and trim her corners down. This will make sure she fits nicely in her metal frame and can be wheeled around with ease.

Score around the edge of the pastry sheet about a centimetre from the edge and dock the base with a fork (mistyped this as dork originally which made me laugh for 5 minutes) and bake for 10-20 minutes depending on your oven strength. Push down the risen middle of the pastry with the back of a spoon and set aside to cool.

2. Time to face the music

While your pastry is cooking in the oven, carve Lady Cassandra's face. Firstly, cut a pair of lips from the red pepper. The lips need to be 5cm wide and 2cm tall. Slice your black grape into two very thin slices to make the pupils, and feel free to have a little (or big considering you'll have a whole bunch) snack on the rest. Cut the cucumber in half and cut two thin slices for the eyes. Doesn't she look just beautiful?

Tear your eyes away from Cassandra's beautiful face and put it to the side for later to start on the sauce

3. Saucy!

Dice the remaining pepper into very small chunks, along with the onion. Watch out for that stray pair of 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' lips and put them back with the rest of the facial features

Add the 2tbsp of oil to a pan and fry the onion and pepper for 5-10 minutes until they have softened

Stir in the tin of chopped tomatoes, 1/2tsp of dried oregano and a pinch of salt and pepper. Let that simmer for 10 minutes more until the sauce has thickened

Add in the 3tbsp of tomato ketchup and stir through. Spread this evenly over Lady Cassandra's body(?) Yes this does currently look like some roadkill after a terrible accident, but it will be worth it in the end, promise!

Next grate and sprinkle over your 100g cheese on top of the tomato/pepper sauce and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Once the Lady Cassandra pizza is out of the oven, place your face details to complete your queen and worship her as the last human alive

Cut yourself a slice before she demands to be moisturised and dink and sink!

Food for Thought

Lizzy says: ""

Kate says: "It was really nice to have a proper celebratory gasp for our 150th post, given that our 100th was the pretty disappointing pineapple wee... I think though, that this recipe was more a fun one than a delicious one, although I have used my leftover pepper/tomato sauce for pasta dishes since and it's pretty nice. Lizzy and I both died with laughter when we saw each others Cassandras (I still don't know why hers looks so sad...) and that made this recipe all the more fun, because at the end of the day that's what cooking's about; having a bit of fun and bonding over food. I suppose it was kindof a similar experience to our pope party biscuits 10/10 for the experience, 7/10 for taste"

.../10 Gasps


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