As a tribute to the late great Tim Brooke-Taylor, we celebrate his life and works with a rewatch of two of our favourite episodes of classic comedy series, The Goodies! The episodes we are watching are Lighthouse Keeping Loonies and the awarding winning Kitten Kong! DIRECT DOWNLOAD - COMMENTARY CLUB MINISODES 14 - Some Goodies For You
Here's something a little different for you all, and hopefully it will be of some help in the lockdown!
Now there's nothing better than a home-made pizza, but in these locked down days, flour can be a big hard to come by. However fear not, for there is a way to make a lovely alternative pizza base without any flour at all!
For this little miracle you will need -
a standard pot of cottage cheese
100g of instant mash powder
a pinch of salt
all the usual gubbins for pizza topping
1) Whisk up the eggs and mix together with the cottage cheese until you have a smooth mixture. You can do this by hand, but using a blender or food mixer is easier!
2) Measure out 100g of instant mash powder into a big mixing bowl and add a pinch of salt or whatever seasoning you fancy
3) Pour in the cottage cheese/egg mix and stir together with a spatula. Very soon you will have a firm dough forming that you can knead by hand into a ball.
4) This dough will roll out nice, but is a bit prone to breaking and is a bit sticky. Now usually I'd recommend flouring the surface and rolling pin, but as flour is in short supply, I recommend rolling it out between a folded piece of baking paper. Basically measure out a piece that is twice the size of your baking tray and fold it over.
5) Place the newly formed pizza base and baking tray onto the top shelf of a pre-heated oven and bake at Gas Mark 6 / 204°C. Basically bake it until it is as crispy as you want it! I find 10 to 15 minutes normally does the trick! Also depending on your oven, you might want to turn it halfway so it cooks evenly.
6) Add your sauces and toppings! For a pizza sauce, I favour using passata, with a dash of Worcestershire Sauce, a smidge of ketchup, and a good grind of black pepper. Depending on what toppings you are using you can add additional spices and herbs to customise it as you desire.
7) Finally cook in the oven for around 12 minutes, and you're done!
If you don't fancy pizza, this same dough also makes a nice cheese scone, and I have had some success using it for pie pastry too! Do be warned, depending on the cottage cheese and instant mash you use, the finished pizza can be a bit floppier than a regular base, and so it could get a bit messy if eating it by the slice by hand. We all love pizza, but we don't want to be wearing it ;)
Plus, it's not just a good alternative to flour, but it's lower in carbs, and can be made with fat-free cottage cheese to further ease your waist-line! Yes, you can eat pizza and stay on that slimming diet! Enjoy!
It's crap film time again, and we embark on our most gruelling challenge yet - Roland Emmerich's disaster (in every sense of the word) movie 2012 which confusing came out in 2009. Very strong language and pizza recipes ensue... DIRECT DOWNLOAD - COMMENTARY CLUB 028 - 2012 (2009)
In the second part of our celebration of the marvelous movies of the late great Stuart Gordon, we voyage to the future with Space Truckers and Fortress, and delve into the past to discover the secrets of Castle Freak. We return to Lovecraft and Poe with Gordon's versions of The Black Cat and Dreams of the Witchhouse, and find different dreams coming turn in Ray Bradbury's The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit. Finally we journey in to the heart of darkness with his final movies, King of the Ants, Edmond and Stuck.
For a little Easter extra surprise, we couldn't resist going back to another movie from the late great Stuart Gordon. And we picked that dream teaming of Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, HP Lovecraft and two dozen gallons of blood - yes, it's the splatastic Reanimator (1985)!
In the first part of a two part special, we celebrate the life and works of the late great Stuart Gordon. In this show we learn of his ground-breaking work in theatre where he began, and how he broke into movies with Reanimator. Then trace his career through a string of beloved movies - Dolls, From Beyond, Robot Jox, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and The Pit and the Pendulum. DIRECT DOWNLOAD - The Life & Works of Stuart Gordon Part 1
We return to the world of glorious television for another episode of vintage Blackadder! In the second ever episode of this classic comedy, the Black Adder finds himself betrothed to be married... DIRECT DOWNLOAD - Minisode 13 - The King of Spain's Beard
In the first of our new Abominable Audio series, Mr Jim presents a gem from the archives - an old time radio version of the classic weird tale The Damned Thing by Ambrose Bierce. Next week - an epic length tribute to Stuart Gordon
Our cult movie is From Beyond (1986) - a classic adaptation of a story by HP Lovecraft from the late great Stuart Gordon. Starring Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton and Ken Foree, cult 1980s horror doesn't get any better than this!