Ciabatta

Ciabatta
Having mastered the French style Pain de Campagne I thought I’d move on to another sour dough – the Italian Ciabatta. I picked this style of bread because it is meant to be very light and airy, and ultimately I’m aiming for Maltese Bread which is also light and airy. Because you’re aiming for light ...

Bread with Antipasti

A friend of mine, Gitit Wainer, did a cooking course and sent through a few recipes. This one is kind of like a pizza pie with antipasti.  Bread with Antipasti Gitit Wainer I learnt a real easy bread recipe and upgraded it. Some of it I baked as is but the rest I filled with ...

Pain de Campagne (French Country Bread) 7

Pain de Campagne (French Country Bread)
This is my favourite bread recipe at the moment – a French country style loaf using a sourdough starter. I’ve been making a loaf every Saturday morning for months now. The original version of this recipe is from Treuille and Ferrigno (1998), which is a book I’d thoroughly recommend for those just starting to make ...

Lahuhua – Yemenite Pancakes or Sponge Bread 5

Lahuhua - Yemenite Pancakes or Sponge Bread
Lachuchua is a spongy pancake that looks remarkably like an English crumpet, but is a bit more soft and flexible. Traditionally served with soups and stews … and Yemenites like their food hot. This recipe caught my eye when looking at the bread recipes in Ganon and Maiberg (1990). Then when we had a bunch ...

Yemenite Pita

Yemenite Pita
This recipe started as an adventure and ended in a taste sensation. To get this recipe we had to get up at 4.30 am to make it to Sarah Ratzabi’s place by 6.00. Sarah is a Yemenite woman living on a religious moshav north of Tel Aviv. Every Friday morning she and her friends (Nama ...

Challah

I wanted to try a fluffy white bread and picked Challah because Galit has a fondness for it.  Challah Challah is a feature of Friday night meals in Jewish families. It is an enriched bread dough with eggs, honey and oil in the mixture. The result is a light crumb with a hint of sweetness. ...

Roti – Malaysian Pancakes

Mmmmm. Roti is the traditional accompaniment for Malaysian Curry – the combination being called Roti Chanai. Nothing like it. Watching Malaysian chefs prepare this flaky bread is a treat in itself. I love seeing them work the dough and then throw it around in ever expanding sheets. Fantastic. Recipe makes six roti = enough for ...

Honey Sesame Greens

Simple and effective side of vegetables with a hint of sesame. Honey Sesame Greens Print Recipe Ingredients  6 cups assorted vegetables2 tablespoons honey2 tablespoons spiced vinegar1 tablespoon oil2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds Instructions Cover vegetables and microwave 4 minutes on highMix honey, vinegar, oil and sesame seeds then microwave 1 min on highmix dressing with vegetables

Sugar Snap Peas with Tomatoes and Oregano

Sugar Snap Peas with Tomatoes and Oregano Print Recipe Ingredients  600 grams sugar snap peasOil1 small red Spanish onion finely chopped8 cherry tomatoes halved1 teaspoon sugar1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon water1 tablespoon fresh oregano chopped Instructions Steam sugar snap peas or microwavePlace on plateCook onion in oiled pan until softAdd tomatoes and sugar to panCook 2 minutes ...

Palms Bread

Sue Dick passed on this recipe. It is from the Dunedin restaurant calls “Palms”. Palms Bread "Palms Bread" From the Dunedin restaurant. Makes 3 loaves. Print Recipe Ingredients  5 teaspoons dry yeast1 teaspoon sugar1/2 cup warm water2 tablespoons honey2 tablespoons molasses3 1/2 cups very warm water but not hot4 cups white flour4 cups wholemeal flour1 teaspoon ...