Ciabatta – Italian Sandwich Loaves

Ciabatta - Italian Sandwich Loaves
I always thought ciabatta was a recipe from antiquity. But it was actually invented in 1982 by Arnaldo Cavallari as a response to the threat posed by French baguettes. It seems resistance to a foreign invader created a new cultural phenomenon. I’d tried making them before but failed to master manipulating the super wet dough ...

Pomegranate Honey Bread Rolls

Pomegranate Honey Bread Rolls
My wife introduced me to this recipe.  Bread rolls in the shape of pomegranates. Perfect for Rosh Hashanah.  They’ll become a regular event for us.  I’ve taken the liberty to change the original recipe to use weights … I find weights give better consistency for bread products.  Pomegranate Honey Bread Rolls Steven Thomas Wonderful golden ...

Basic Bread

Basic Bread
I love bread and make bread quite a lot. This is my basic recipe if I want to eat bread the same day I start making it. Pizza bases are probably our most common variation. Focaccia is Galit’s favourite bread variation including chopped fresh basil in the dough and sea salt sprinkled over the top. ...

Empanadas de Choclo: Sweet Corn and Cheese Pasties

Empanadas de Choclo: Sweet Corn and Cheese Pasties
Galit decided to put on a vegetarian Mexican dinner party. Bean burritos are a standard at our home but we wanted something extra. These empanadas have a creamy, sweet and salty filling. There is a bit of work in the pastry but it has a great texture and flavour – exactly what I want. Empanadas ...

Potato Latkes

Avichai Eisinger was coming to stay at Hanukah and he likes potatoes. So we asked his mum, Leah, what to make. Potato Latkes Leah Eisinger Print Recipe Ingredients  1 kg Potatoes 6-7 Medium sized2 cloves garlicBit of spicy paprikaSalt1-2 Eggs2-3 tablespoons flour Instructions Peel potatoes and grate them Grate or crush garlic Add everything together Mix well ...

Egyptian Rice

Sandy was married to an Israeli of Egyptian origin and learnt how to cook rice from his family.  Egyptian Rice Recipe Sandy Menir This method of cooking rice leaves a beautiful caramelised crust at the bottom. Print Recipe Ingredients  1 cup rice1.5 cups water2 tablespoons oilSalt Instructions Wash rice in sieve and leave to dry Put water ...

Roast Potatoes

Simon does a killer roast potato but there is a hazard warning. He’s not shy of oil.  Roast Potatoes Simon Leatham Print Recipe Ingredients  1 kg King Edward potatoes because they are nice and floury, peeled and cut to even sizes1/2 cup olive oil Instructions Preheat oven to 180º C (ST: I leave the roasting tray in ...

Rachel’s Hobz Malti (Maltese Bread)

I mentioned my interest in Maltese bread to a Maltese colleague of mine. He asked some relatives for recipes and this one came back from a friend of a friend called Rachel – an Anthropologist who spent some time studying the lives of Maltese bread makers. Rachel's Hobz Malti (Maltese Bread) Rachel the Anthropologist I'm ...

Hobz Malti (Maltese Bread) 36

I really love visiting Malta and eating in the restaurants that served local food. I particularly like the bread (Ħobż Malti), and the snack called Ħobż-bi-żejt (bread and oil), which I found remarkably like a Tunisian Sandwich. Maltese bread is a solid sourdough bread. It has a crisp crust and a light crumb with irregular ...

Roasted Squash and Garlic

Galit loves roasted vegetables of any kind but roasted squash is a special favourite. Roasted Squash and Garlic Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 medium squash chopped into wedges (with skin)18 unpeeled garlic cloves6 sprigs fresh thyme Instructions Combine on baking tray Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes