Just Call Me Bruce

May 24th, 2010

My dearest friend Kendall shared this gem with me, it was a recipe from her childhood and has that lovely vintage comfort feeling to it – bolognese, garlic butter, cheese, bread – what more could you ask for on a cold winter’s night? I don’t know about you but it is always a struggle to come up with something good and tasty for dinner that is healthy, flavourful and delicious.  Kendall and I often brainstorm about “what’s for dinner?”  We both read a lot of cooking books and blogs and STILL have difficulty coming up with new dinner experiences.  I’m lucky in the sense I only have myself and Jason to feed but you guys with kids – man oh man – I take my hat off to you.  Kendall has two lovely kids and they LOVE Bruce so perhaps he can help you out…

Take a loaf of crusty bread and hollow it out (whatever you do don’t eat the bread bits you have just removed – as I did – there will be no room to eat anything else).  Spread some garlic butter (just butter mashed with a clove or two of garlic) on the inside of the bread and then fill with your favourite bolognese sauce.  Top with cheese and more garlic butter on the outside and bake at 180 degrees for as long as it takes to melt the cheese and brown the crust.  Serve with some greens.

Apparently this is good for lunch the next day but we had nothing left over. Ten out of ten!

Entertain Me

May 19th, 2010

One of the hardest things I have tried to adjust to since working for Studio Sixty is not having a real weekend.  The rhythm of Friday night rolling into Sunday of rest and relaxation has been ingrained into me since I started working a long, long time ago.  The life of a wedding photographer means late nights meeting clients and all weekend weddings so no real weekend socialising is something this former 9 to fiver has found difficult to come to terms with.

Lucky we are friends with a lot of photographers, so Sunday night is often the time we catch up and relax.  Pizza, wine and good times – what a better way to start the week.

A lot of people are scared of making dough – all that yeast and rising can spook even the most adventurous cook.  However I have a fail safe recipe for pizza dough that is easy as – just make sure you find a nice warm place for the dough to rise and don’t shorten the kneading time!

Pizza Dough

4 cups plain flour

1 x 7 gram sachet of yeast

2 teaspoons of salt

1 teaspoon of sugar

1 1/4 cups of water – lukewarm about the temperature of your body

1 tablespoon of olive oil

Mix the dry ingredients into a bowl and add the water and oil.  Mix until most of the flour is incorporated and then use your hands to work it into a soft dough.  Knead dough for 10 minutes (this will really work your arms especially your triceps!) Turn the dough into a oiled bowl and place cling film over it.  Let rise for about 1 hour or until it is double in size.  Punch down the dough and knead for about a minute.  Cut into four equal pieces and roll out ready for your favourite topping.  You can also freeze these at this stage and in the morning before work pull one out and leave it in the fridge during the day.  It will be perfect and ready to be rolled out once you get home.

I would be really interested to know what toppings you like – we are big fans of the margarita (cheese, tomato and basil) but I am always on the lookout for great combinations.  Leave us a comment with your favourites.


Studio Sixty Photography is Brisbane wedding photographer Jason Starr, and studio manager Sally Ogilvie.

Well known for creative, natural, candid photographs of both local and international weddings, Studio Sixty Photography is capturing now and forever.

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