Welcome to the start of QR and Liam Mullen’s Student Supper Saver series of articles on student cooking to the ethereal budget.

I’d like to point out that I know the square root of nothing about cooking, so if you are anything like me then you have my greatest sympathies.  So for this and any other recipes I do in the future, I will be going through them at the pace of R2-D2 in a magnet factory. But the main point of this project is to provide you with a way to cook a healthy, nutritious meal at a cheap as chips price. For all ingredients in the recipes I’ve done a wee bit of digging to find the cheapest price and the best local shop to buy them in.

Let’s get cooking. (cooking show reference? check)

*Disclaimer: Don’t cause bodily harm to either yourself nor others in the process of cooking, this is widely regarded as bad form*


This is an incredibly easy thing to make essentially from scratch and you can choose to season and sprinkle, to tailor your tentative taste-buds. Alternatively you can lob whatever comes to hand and hope it to not resemble a sick parrot who’s had one too many Jager-Bombs and eaten a dodgy kebab.

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You’ll also need:

  • A baking tray
  • A cheese grater
  • A quite sharp knife (preferably one with a serrated edge if you have one)
  • An oven


1. Slice the baguette horizontally through the middle and spread the tomato puree on top, spread the sauce quite thinly or else the bread will go all soggy

Tip: It may be handy to start pre-heating the oven at this point to speed up the overall cooking time. Set the oven to 210C, 425 F or Gas Mark 7

2. Grate the cheese and cover the top of the bread with it. If you are going to add any of the optional ingredients then sprinkle them on top of the cheese

Tip: Your Pizza will taste quite plain without any of the optional ingredients so apply them as you feel necessary

3. Place the baguettes on the baking tray and place them in the oven. They should be in the oven for around 10 – 15 minutes but     you’ll know that they are done when the colour of the cheese goes the way of The Stranglers (ie. A golden brown colour)

Your end product should look something like this, only with more bites taken out of it

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This is probably one of the few cooking recipes were what you make will look more appetizing than the picture given.

And that’s it!

If you think there are any improvements to be made with the way Student Supper Saver is made or if there is anything you would like to see added to the format, then all feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Please send feedback to: liammullen1@hotmail.co.uk