Coming Un Stuck - Review, recipe and giveaway

Coming Un Stuck: Recipes to Get You Back on Track by Sarah Tuck is for those times when cooking and eating well can make its way down on our evergrowing long lists of priorities. No one is immune from the inevitable ups and downs of life, but this book is here to help, with easy, flavour-packed recipes to get you through those times. From wholefoods to comfort food, the focus here is on reliable, delicious, stylish recipes to enjoy alone or share with family and friends.

Sarah states in this article from Stuff, "I had been working for Annabel Langbein doing recipe development and styling, and wanted to have a creative outlet, where I could practice my photography and styling (in my own style), and share my recipes with others." One glance at her website and you will see just how beautiful her dishes and photography are and her new book reflects her style brilliantly.

With crave-worthy recipes for Fat-arse banana, oat & ricotta hotcakes with maple butter, Japanese chicken curry balls, and White chocolate, macadamia & caramel slice - your breakfast to dessert are easily covered.

Sarah is sharing one of her recipes with our members today, the Salmon pizza for one. The author is also generously offering two copies of this book for our members in NZ and AU. Scroll down to our giveaway below to enter.

Salmon pizza for one
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Some of the best things in life are so bloody simple aren't they? Sunshine, fresh air, a good laugh with friends, a swim in the sea - for me this pizza also makes the list. No pressure to make your own pizza bases for this if you can't be faffed, thin ones from the supermarket are totally fine!

Pizza dough: Makes 4 bases (3 for the freezer)

  • 4 cups 00 or high-grade (bread) flour

  • 1⁄2 tsp salt

  • 1 1⁄2 cups tepid water (+ 2 tbsp extra if needed)
  • 1 tsp caster sugar

  • 8g sachet dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

For the salmon pizza:

  • 1⁄3 cup grated mozzarella

  • 1⁄3 cup finely grated parmesan
  • 100g sliced smoked salmon

  • 60g buffalo mozzarella, drained on a paper towel

  • 1-2 tbsp capers

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill

  • 1 small lemon, quartered (optional)

Mix flour and salt together in the bowl of a big mixer or a big bowl. Put water in a jug, whisk in sugar then gently stir in yeast and leave to sit for 5 minutes until the mixture has a frothy 
top. Stir into our with olive oil, then either mix by hand, or use a mixer with a dough hook to bring the dough together and knead for 5 minutes (longer by hand - tip out of the bowl and give it at least 10 minutes of kneading!) until it is smooth and elastic. Put into a bowl greased with a little extra olive oil, cover with plastic wrap and leave to sit in a warmish spot for 45 minutes.

Remove from the bowl, knock the air out and knead a minute or two further. If the dough feels extra sticky, knead lightly on a floured bench or board until the flour is incorporated and the dough feels smooth and glossy. Divide it into 4 balls and cover with plastic wrap again or put in sealable plastic bags and pop in the freezer for at least 2 hours, which I find helps to 'settle' it. You can now use the dough or freeze it until you are ready to use it. Be aware that it may try and escape from its plastic wrappings in the fridge! Each ball will make one largeish pizza - I always save a few pieces for (ahem) breakfast.

Preheat the oven to 230 ̊C and put an oven tray in
to heat up (or use a pizza oven and/or pizza stone if you have them). Sprinkle a little flour on a piece of baking paper and 
roll the dough out directly onto it, then pop in the freezer for 20 minutes. Sprinkle the grated mozzarella and parmesan over the pizza base then top with smoked salmon. Tear the buffalo mozzarella into tablespoon-sized chunks, dot over the pizza then season with salt and pepper. Carefully slide the prepared pizza onto the very hot oven tray and cook 12-15 minutes until golden. Sprinkle with capers and dill, then squeeze over a bit 
of lemon juice if you like.

Serve with a green salad and a glass of your favourite wine.

The author is offering two copies of this book to EYB Members in New Zealand and Australia. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. Please be sure to check your spam filters to make sure you receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on October 25th, 2017. 



  • CC.cooks  on  9/19/2017 at 9:33 PM

    I would try the pork and fennel pot sticker dumplings first

  • jd5761  on  9/19/2017 at 10:01 PM

    Smoked fish kedgeree for me :-)

  • JJWong  on  9/20/2017 at 12:18 AM

    I'd try the Croque Madame, such a yummy, amazing sandwich!

  • Cati  on  9/20/2017 at 12:31 AM

    Classic lemon tart, to compare it to others.

  • kiwi_betty  on  9/20/2017 at 4:19 PM

    Banana, date & walnut breakfast mini loaves - yum, perfect breakfast treat!

  • Shelley.b  on  9/20/2017 at 9:57 PM

    Tomato bruschetta

  • Karla123  on  9/21/2017 at 7:56 AM

    Fresh garden heirloom tomatoes and basil would make the most delicious Tomato bruschetta.

  • ktwalla  on  9/21/2017 at 12:12 PM

    Mexi Burger with avocado, smoked paprika mayo and crunchy slaw.

  • rchesser  on  9/21/2017 at 5:52 PM

    I was perusing the index and I saw Fat-arse banana, oat & ricotta hotcakes with maple butter, the name screamed at me : try me first!

  • Lem9579  on  9/22/2017 at 8:06 AM

    Hoobie's bean quesadillas.

  • ravensfan  on  9/22/2017 at 8:08 AM

    Croque madame

  • sarahawker  on  9/22/2017 at 4:18 PM

    Creamy mushrooms on soft polenta

  • Dmartin997  on  9/22/2017 at 9:40 PM

    Apple crumble tart

  • rexxtigger  on  9/22/2017 at 10:40 PM

    Lemon tart, I love lemon! TY for the opportunity.

  • sequoia55  on  9/23/2017 at 12:08 AM

    Apple crumble tart

  • Lafauvette  on  9/23/2017 at 4:32 AM

    Corn, kidney bean & black bean fritters

  • Sherriffs  on  9/23/2017 at 5:36 AM

    Green prawn curry for me, love a good curry 😁

  • Juli  on  9/23/2017 at 5:42 AM

    Keen to try the Orange Swirl ice cream, but all recipes sound very tempting indeed!

  • br22  on  9/23/2017 at 6:31 AM

    creamy mixed oats with roast rhubarb & sweet labneh & dukkah

  • obbigttam  on  9/23/2017 at 1:12 PM

    Mushroom & Gruyère toastie with caramelised onion - mushrooms, cheese & onions....gotta love that combo.

  • Scashen  on  9/23/2017 at 4:24 PM

    Definitely Potager Salad

  • permie_girl  on  9/23/2017 at 7:38 PM

    Corn, kidney bean & black bean fritters - just love black beans!

  • kerrin1976  on  9/24/2017 at 2:03 AM

    I am salad, hear me roar!!!

  • teaparty  on  9/24/2017 at 6:16 AM

    Japanese chicken curry balls, I think it'd be great for kids and adults

  • natashatheoharous  on  9/24/2017 at 5:18 PM

    The aromatic braised beef & chilli dumplings sound so good!

  • BMeyer  on  9/24/2017 at 7:17 PM

    mushroom and gruyere toastie

  • katietodd  on  9/24/2017 at 7:31 PM

    Rhubarb custard croissant cakes... say no more!

  • RickPearson54  on  9/25/2017 at 8:36 AM

    Croque madame

  • DFed  on  9/25/2017 at 9:40 AM

    Japanese chicken curry balls sound interesting! I've been in a meatball mood lately.

  • katehenderson  on  9/26/2017 at 6:54 PM

    Aromatic Braised beef and chilli dumplings!

  • Scotsman61  on  9/27/2017 at 12:31 AM

    Rhubarb custard croissant cakes

  • BecBakes22  on  9/29/2017 at 8:38 PM

    I would try the Mulligatawny soup. I have seen this type of soup pop up in a few books and have been intrigued as it seems like a soup that would pack a punch and be a really hearty meal. I think it go down really well at my soup club at work.

  • kbiggs  on  9/30/2017 at 4:03 PM

    Japanese chicken curry balls

  • sugo  on  9/30/2017 at 6:49 PM

    double baked cauliflower souffles for me

  • meccy29  on  10/1/2017 at 4:38 PM

    Sarah's beef rendang!

  • Judereid  on  10/1/2017 at 11:41 PM

    The miso-eggplant-with-a-bit of grunt, sounds fabulous!

  • debkellie  on  10/3/2017 at 3:54 PM

    Difficult to choose.. but I'm with rchesser - Fat-Arse banana

  • PiaOC  on  10/5/2017 at 5:26 AM

    If I can work out the right night, the evening after the night before soup on page 69!

  • lhudson  on  10/5/2017 at 3:23 PM

    Croque madame

  • robynsanyal  on  10/6/2017 at 9:47 PM

    Lemon tart

  • bstewart  on  10/10/2017 at 1:12 PM

    Brie & mushroom pithiviers!

  • Katiefayhutson  on  10/15/2017 at 8:20 AM

    Croque madame

  • kitchenclimbers  on  10/18/2017 at 2:17 PM

    croque madame

  • Niki  on  10/20/2017 at 3:21 PM

    Stormy night carrot, cumin & coriander soup with red lentils & dukkah -sounds so comforting 😊

  • orchidlady01  on  10/22/2017 at 10:02 PM

    Fat-arse banana, oat & ricotta hotcakes with maple butter

  • kateivan  on  10/26/2017 at 11:38 AM

    Mushroom & Gruyère toastie with caramelised onion (because cheese)

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