As you all know that I am member of a blogging group called The Secret Recipe Club, this is a vast club where we make recipes from each other’s blog in secret, I always enjoy so much this lovely little family, A few days back I received a mail from our Admin – April, that one of our blogger friends from our Group passed away, and it was none other than Daniel and it was such a great shock. April announced that the only way as food bloggers we could show our tribute to Daniel by doing this special revel to him and his family. Do check out all the recipes from our dear Daniel’s blog in his memory from the following links below.
I haven’t known Daniel Saraga personally, he blogs at The Haggis and The Herring and his dear Wife Meridith also blogs. Daniel never forgot to visit my blog and leave his comment. Past 2 months have been very busy and I have never visited any blogs as my Mum is here visiting me, and now how I wish I should have visited and left my comments. But alas, somethings you can never undo right ?, and I regret them very badly.
As it was going on in my head that I do have to make it to the tribute, yesterday night I sat and started going through his recipe collection, I was amazed with his collection, he is such a versatile blogger, I think he makes recipes from every nook and corner of the world. An other thing I noticed in his blog was the love he had to his family and friends and especially his child – Oh! my I feel terrible to write about the loss both his kids will go through, and the hollow in their heart when they grow up to find the writings in his blog about them and his dear wife. My heart and the tears goes to her I have no words to describe it in just a simple sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers will always be with you and your family Meredith, Let the Lord be with you in every step you take in your future and not just walk with you but carry you and Bless and take care of you and the two J’s and the little J3 in your tummy always.
This is my little tribute to our Dear Blogger Daniel, Food bloggers – we are a big Family, we love each other and enjoy each others recipes and have learnt a lot from each others culture, tradition and cuisines, You are one such person I have enjoyed going through your blog. I have bookmarked a few with time constraint and to please my kids appetite when they are back from college I made this wonderful, quick and yummy Pizza.
CHICKPEA FLOUR PIZZA IN CAST IRON
Recipe source : The Haggis and the Herring
Makes 3 pizzas
serves 3 teenage kids 🙂
2 Cups Bengal gram Flour / Chick pea flour
2 Cups water (extra if needed**)
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Italian Herbs
1/4 tsp powdered pepper
2 small Onions minced
1 Large Tomato
1 Green Pepper / Capsicum Chopped
1 Red pepper / Capsicum chopped
2 tbsp of Jalapenos minced
1/2 cup Mozzarella grated cheese (or as much as you like)
Take Chick Pea Flour, Oil, salt, pepper powder and Italian Herbs, mix them all well together then start adding water, ** I have used this mark to indicate that use water accordingly to the flour you are using, Besan / Chick pea flour you get might be different from the one I might be using.
Make this batter like Idli batter or should I say Pancake batter but a bit thicker. Leave this batter for 30 minutes.
Chop all the vegetables and you can add any other vegetables you like too.. :)), Chop the tomatoes in quarter and remove the middle part / pith of the Tomatoes and chop only the outer part of it.
Heat a skillet / cast Iron pan, I used my crepe pan and as it is a non stick one, apply a tsp of olive oil pour a ladle full of the batter and spread it around.
Close a lid for just 2 to 3 minutes then spread Pesto on to the base top it with peppers, onions, Jalapenos and Tomatoes.
Top it with Mozzarella, close the lid for an other 2 to 3 minutes where in you can see the cheese melting.
Remove it on to a baking sheet and Bake it for an other 5 minutes when it starts turning golden in colour, remove it on to a plate and serve with with Tomato Ketchup.
Daniel, thank you for this lovely recipe, never ever thought I would making it and posting it this way, I would have loved it if I was assigned your blog from our club it would have been much more wonderful to post this recipe.
Tandy from Lavender and Lime made this lovely graphic thank you Tandy.
Meredith has written a beautiful Eulogy about Daniel, it is heart aching to read through. My dear Meredith take care, we love you…, all those lovely days ,ordinary days and Important days even though were very short keep your memories evergreen. Daniel where ever you are we really miss you in our little world of Food Bloggers.