It was a bit ambitious for a weeknight dinner, especially when I was going to be eating alone (sounds really sad lol) but the overachiever in me was all in for a challenge.
When I was planning the pizza recipe, I thought of the Hank's Jams that Wordstorm PR had so kindly sent to me to sample, cook or bake, and create my own recipes with.
When he founded this little business to support his love for surfing, he did not expect to find his jams all around Australia two decades later, but as the reputation and word of mouth for Hank's jams started to spread, the demand for them also increased.
Now Hank's Jam can now be found stocked at local cafes, Woolies, David Jones, IGA, gourmet delicatessens or even online. I'd be very proud if I were you, Hank. ;)
jams and chutneys, the chilli jam stood out the most.
I was really intrigued by the description - When is a jam not a jam? When it's this rich chilli and sultana based condiment, with just enough heat to fire you up but gentle enough not to overpower. Yep, I'm sold, Hank. You got me at rich chilli.
I came across this easy two ingredient pizza dough recipe and was like WOW okay that's easy! I read up about it and everyone who made it seemed to really rave about how convenient it was.
It does sound great for a first attempt, doesn't it? Knead knead knead, and voila... my little ball of dough.
Pop it into preheated oven at 240°C and pray that it turns out well.
Although having said that, I have to admit I was a tad disappointed with the dough. It did not taste quite up to par. Next time I'll try a proper pizza dough recipe using yeast and will give it time to proof.
Thankfully the chilli jam was so amazing! It definitely came to the rescue and I cannot stop raving about it! I truly was blown away by how delicious the chilli jam was and I'm not even exaggerating. I don't think I've had chilli jam this delicious before.
The flavours were very outstanding and I am guessing it is because Hank's jams are all made using slow reduction cooking method which helped enhance the flavours and textures of the jams.
If you're keen to try, which I'd highly recommend, find out where you can buy your Hank's jam here. As for me, I need to get my hands on the onion marmalade next. I can only imagine how delicious it would be and how perfectly well it'll go with a cheeseburger. Om nom nom...