Saturday, August 30, 2014
this blog is for my spark friend chris better known as CTUPTON.she inspired me to do another food blog as it has been a while since i did one.to be honest with being alone at the moment though i have been cooking myself i have been doing very basic and simple food that can been made into differant meals just by a view touches here and there.the meatsauce i used in my midday meal was a left over from my chilli con carne and before i had changed the sauce to chilli con carne by adding kidney beans and chilli pepppers to my basic ground meat sauce it was used to make a cottage pie using a topping of 1/3 potatoe,1/3 kohlrabbi,1/3 carrots mashed together put on top the sauce with a sprinkle of low fat cheese and seasame seeds then heated in the oven till the cheese topping has melted and started to brown.
i love ground meat sauce as from a basic sauce you can make various other things just by adding a bit here and there.e.g.cottage pie,bolonaise sauce,chilli sauce,curry sauce,meat sauce for rice,topping for baked potatoe,meat pie/pasty,stew/soup,tacos filling,samoses etc,etc.
well today i made some flat bread
pinch of salt
teaspoon of baking powder
mix all together till it forms a ball.cover with clingfilm for half an hour then form into small balls
then roll the small balls out too a small pattie
once rolled out putin a plastic bag so it doesn´t dry out while you roll the others(this is for those who are not used to rolling out as to do it while cooking the bread it has to be done very quickly)
once done heat a griddle pan or normal none stick frying pan when you have no griddle pan
then take one of the rolled pattie using your clean finger tip,dip it in some olive oil if making bread but if using the bread to make samosas or fried patties or brick use a plant oil that you would cook them in.as i said just dip the tip of your finger in the oil(too much oil and the two bread patties wont roll at the same time and would slip away from one another.so cover the bottom pattie with the oil put another pattie on top and then roll them together(i only do this with two pattied but in lands like samalia etc they do 4 to 5 together.)so roll the two patties together till they are as thin as you canroll them
if you look closely at the photo you will see that there is a line where the one pattie finishes which is on top of the other pattie.this side you put down on the hot griddle first.it takes between 1-2 minutes when it is lightly brown in places turn over it will then look like this
if you look closely you will see the seperating line between the two patties.useing a fork gentla seperate the two patties then cook the uncooked side of the two.about 1 minute.put in a table/dish cloth to stop the bread going hard and to let the steam out so it doesn´t go soggy.here is the finished product.
this bread as i said earlier can be used to make samosas,brick,fried patties,wrapps,tacos.you could also cut them in wedges to bake in the oven to make like pitta crisps with them.you can alter the taste of the bread by adding various spices,thyme,sage,garlic,curry etc.you can add tomatoe mark or purried spinach with the yogurt to add an interesting colour and taste.this is how i served mine.
using my left over chilli concarne i added sliced advacardo and cottagecheese with chopped up chives in it.normally i would also serve a salad but as i plan to do a nice veggitable stir fry tonight(mung beans were on special offer in the local supermarket yesturday)i thought it was ok to skip the salad after all in my chilli con carne were mushroom,onions and kidney beans as well as tomatoes and garlic.
here is an added bonus zakariya took the photo this is what ayman wore to eid last month.zakariya and ayyub are at the age where they didn´t want thier photo taken.
so thanks once again chris for inspiring me and hope you all enjoyed this blog.thanks you all for taking time to read this blog and a double thank you for taking the time to reply.take care and keep smiling.