Danya and I were recently invited to host a TV show that is going to be filmed in Tel Aviv, highlighting the city’s culinary landscape. Once they reached out to us we were obviously really excited, but then we realized we would have to pass an audition. The audition required us to answer all sorts of questions, mostly food related, and answer them on camera. We filled out our questionnaires separately, both of us in the comfort of our own home, at night, when are are finally able to sit down to..work. When we got together to video ourselves we realized we had nearly identical answers for one of the questions: What would be your last meal.
Danya answered: Something with Dough.
I answered: Anything that consists of water, flour, salt and yeast. In other words:dough.
We weren’t surprised. Both of us could live on carbs. We usually don’t go to the PR events we are invited to as bloggers (not because were snobs- but because were mothers). But when we were invited by Yair Feinberg and Eli Hoffman, the guys behind Feincook to come to their studio for Pizza night, we obviously couldn’t say no.
Feincook is the brainchild of those two aforementioned men and is a studio of culinary ingenuity. They develop recipes, import and manufacture advanced kitchen tools (like the Thermomix and Sous-Vide), and they hold classes on all sorts of food related topics.
Recently Feincook has developed and produced a newer/better version of the baking stone for the home kitchen called the Fast and Crust. It’s lightweight and easy to clean and makes all baked goods in the oven crispier and reduces baking times. Right now its available only in Israel. If you don’t have one, you can use the traditional baking stone, or simple bake regularly in the oven.
So back to pizza night. Not only was it a really fun experience to finally get out and meet other food bloggers, but the pizza was crisp and delicious. So we talked to Yair and Eli about doing a guest post for us and they gladly accepted.
Puff Pastry Mini Pizzas
Ingredients for about 20 mini pizzas:
1 package puff pastry (preferably made with butter)
A bit of olive oil (for brushing)
500 grams/ 1 pound tomato sauce
300 grams/10.5 oz. grated cheese (mix of mozzarella,cheddar or any other hard yellow cheese)
Mushrooms, olives, artichoke hearts and anchovies would make for great toppings. You can also add some fresh, torn basil leaves right after the pizza comes out of the oven.
Apple Pop Tart
Ingredients for about 13 pop tarts:
For the dough:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
1 teaspoon salt
a pinch of ground cinnamon
200 grams/7 oz. butter, cold and cut into cubes
2 egg yolks
¼ cup milk
For the apple filling:
½ cup water
½ cup dry white wine
3.5 tablespoons sugar
1 dried clove
4 pink lady apples, cored, peeled and cut into eighths
1 egg, beaten for brushing
2 tablespoons sugar
You can replace the apples with poached pears or chocolate spread or Nutella, or any other spread you can think of. You can freeze these pre-bake and defrost about an hour before baking.