After this, knock the dough down again and divide into 6 equal portions. For each one, roll or gently pull into a round shape. I use a cake tin base as a guide. Carefully place each dough base onto a foil lined oven shelf, which has been oiled. Cover the base with sugo, leaving gaps. Then either leave as is to garnish with fresh ingredients after cooking or add the topping you desire: say mozzarella, black olives and herbs.

Lamb hotpot

Return to the casserole and its layer of oniony leeks. Follow this with a layer of potatoes then carrots. In this way use up all the vegetables save one sliced potato, Arrange the meat on top of the layers of vegetables and pour over the contents of the pan, it should just reach the meat. Then overlap the discs of potato around the casserole, leaving an uncovered circle in the centre.