Insomnia Sourdough Stromboli….

A while back, I was going through a bit of an insomniac phase, but this, somewhat, worked in my favour, as I had loads of time to cook! My insomnia stromboli is a piece of delicious outcome from a not so very nice condition! I really hope someone tries the recipe, because it is very good! Very, veeeery good!

Most of the recipe is up to you! I did this the way I live! Feel free to add more of everything if you want!


  • 300g of wholemeal strong flour
  • 120ml of luke warm water
  • 100g of sourdough starter
  • 130g of Mozzarella
  • 70g of mature cheddar
  • 8 slices of jamon iberico
  • Tomato Sauce (I made my tomato sauce from scratch, so I won’t bore you with the details… do it however you want!)


  • Mix the flour, water and sourdough started and knead until smooth. Leave it resting overnight until at least double the size. As you may know, sourdough takes a long time to raise;
  • Roll out the raised dough. Leave it about 1cm thick;
  • Spread the tomato sauce over the dough, as in pizza;
  • Spread out the mozzarella, the grated cheddar and the jamon evenly and in layers. Leave a 2cm edge around the dough;
  • Roll up the dough and fold in the ends;
  • Leave the stromboli resting for a few hours to rest in a warm place. This will further raise the dough;
  • Place on a well oiled baking tray and bake for 20 mins on a pre-heated oven at 210C/mark 7.
  • Well, enjoy!!! It is very good to have with coffee!

Not really sure what to call this… wrapped up brie with………..

Bored one day at home and I decided to make something I always wanted to try: Deep fried brie. I ate it in a pub in Windsor the other day and it was really tasty! Since I had already eaten it, I know it can be done… then the brainstorm started. “What if I wrapped the brie up in some salmon, then in some jamon iberico, bread it and deep fry it?”, well, it really worked! It was so tasty!

I can’t believe how tasty it was! Deep fried brie wrapped up in salmon and jamon, served over buttered couscous. Any idea what to name it?


  • Brie;
  • Smoked Salmon;
  • Jamon Iberico;
  • Eggs;
  • Bread Crumbs;
  • Couscous.


  • Cut a square of brie;
  • Wrapped it in smoked salmon;
  • Wrapped it again in jamon iberico;
  • Pierce it with some toothpicks to hold it in place;
  • Egg it, then bread it three times. This will seal any leaks when you deep fry it;
  • Deep fry it until golden brown and serve it with some couscous.

Thank for your audience!