Thursday, 27 August 2009

Maemo5 and Nokia N900

Oh finally we announced this thing. Still can't talk about it that much :(

The video looks great though :)

Monday, 17 August 2009

Seeking for the perfect pizza recipe (in Finland)

Punch Pizza's "Mimi"Image by Aaron Landry via Flickr

(this is for Sotiris and Francesco)

In a struggle to find the perfect mix of flours here in Finland I managed to get close to something good with this recipe.


* 50% of Erikoisvehnäjauho
* 30% of Durum Vehnäjauho
* 20% of Hiivaleipäjauho

I usually make 1 Kg of dough I also put:
* 3/4 (0.75) of a glass of olive oil (extra virgin it's maybe better, don't use sunflower oil or similar in that case it's better without oil)
* 1 cube of fresh yeast (the standard hiiva from K-market or S-market), 2 cubes if you want to prepare the "high dough" (we call it Naples' pizza)
* 1 teaspoon of salt
* Some lukewarm water (I really never measured how much, the dough doesn't have to be sticky nor too dry, maybe 400/500 ml it's ok)


Dissolve the yeast in a cup of water. (*** see update below)
Mix the three types of flour together with salt and olive oil.
Mix the yeasted water with the flour... and mix... and mix... and add other water until you get a compact, non sticky dough.
Roll it to obtain a ball.
Make it rise for 2 hours under a rag inside a big plastic bag (so that the moist stays inside and the dough doesn't dry).
Now you can split the dough in how many parts you want (I suggest 10 parts for the thin pizza and 5 parts if you want a thick pizza), make as many balls of dough and stretch the pizza with a rolling pin (or if you really want to try your luck with your hands making the dough fly in the air, but this is kind of Pro also for me :D ).

For the topping I use the tomato sauce that I find in Lidl and the ground mozzarella that is always there. Then some basilica and you have your "margherita" (not "margerita" or "margarita" as you often find in many restaurants around).

If you have more time and fantasy you can add Parma Ham or mushrooms or eggplants or zucchini or radicchio (here is called "punainen salaatti") or whatever you want.


There is a small mod to the recipe that proved to be slightly better:

* Dissolve the yeast in a cup of water
* Dissolve the yeast in 3 spoons of lukewarm water and one teaspoon of sugar and wait until you see some foam (2/3 minutes usually) - The sugar helps a lot the rising process.
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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

The Hangover

Taken from IMDBFew days ago I watched this movie, absolutely hilarious. One of the best comedies of the year.

A group of 4 guys that goes for a bachelor party in Las Vegas and the day after nobody remembers anything and one of them is disappeared. Always in between reality and surreality you'll be often screaming "WTF, this is not possible!!!" and you'll laugh your ass out.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Un progetto ambizioso

Siccome all'ultima rimpatriata la scelta sul ristorante e' stata dettata prettamente dal caso e dalla fretta di avere un posto dove andare a mangiare e che potesse contenere 30 persone, ho deciso stavolta di partire da lontano con un progetto molto ambizioso: iniziare a scegliere oggi il ristorante dove faremo la prossima rimpatriata chissa' quando, Natale o quel che sara'.
Ad ora l'unico ristorante e' quello dove siamo gia' andati, potete aggiungerne altri cliccando qui.