Sunday, October 05, 2014
well have to make it quick as have visitors in a couple of hours,more below.a few people asked me when i posted a photo of my pitta bread i was asked if it was the same recipe as my flat bread i posted in an earlier blog.if you want that recipe here is the link to the blog.
i replied no but promised to post a blog when i next made them.so as yesturday was eid i made them even though they didnīt turn out as well as they usually do
this is how it usually turns out
put for some reason it didnīt turn out as good as you will see later in the blog.i think alot had to do i was in stress as it was our eid yesturday and i was expecting guest,plus as you know you want everything perfect so the kids will remember all the fest days when they are older.we had a bbq and i made some potatoe and green bean salad,a mixed green salad and chopped up loads of peppers,onions cucumber etc for them to put on the breadso to the bread recipe
i used white flour as lotfiīs sister & family only eat white breead but i did add 3 tablespoons of ground bran to make it healthier.
600 gramm flour(3tablespoonof bran optional)
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 cube fresh yeast
1 leval table spoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
350-400ml luke warm water
put your oven on the highest it will go.by us in germany that is 250.while it is heating up.put the flour in a bowl or on a clean work surface.make a dent/hole in the middle,add a little bit of the waterwater sugar and yeast in the dent.let the yeast activate a bit then add salt and oil and mix all together slowly adding the rest of the water till the dough is the right concistancy and texture
let it rise for half an hour with a damp table cloth over it .knead it throughly .once kneaded you can either split it into 8 for normal size or 12 for mini pizza which is what i made.roll the pieces into balls then on a floured board roll the ball into a round bread about 1/3 of a cm thick
put them on a baking tray lined with baking paper(i can usuallly do 4-5 at a time) then pinsel cold water on the top side(this should help it puff up
put in the pre heated oven and cook (takes about 10-12 mins)check it now and then.take out the oven when brown.
told you they didnīt turn out as good as usual but i thought i would post the photo anyway after all i am only human,lol.
pinsel both sides of the bread with cold water(not too much or the bread goes soggy)while still hot and cover with a clean table cloth to stop it hardening.
re other as i said yesturday was our eid and lotfi when he was in tunisia had brought me a lovely two piece table cloth set.
it actually looks better in real life.
this is how i decorated the coffee table
the kids and i made crepe paperchains decorations.the kids hung them up themselfs so excuse that they are not so symetrical
it was actually a great day as lotfi had taken the kids to the moschee to prayer.i didnīt go as since the kids hurt me the other day i can not go without the crutches and what with our stairs then the stairs at the moschee and it is always crowded with no seats that we decided it was better to stay home than risks being hurt in the crowds.so i had peace and quiet to tidy up set the tables cook etc,still stressful though as you would not believe how doing it all on crutches slows one down and hampers you.anyway a great time was had by all.today now that is a differant matter.toda y we were suppose to be going to my sil .normally when we go there i do the bulk of the stuff anyway as well,lol.anyway lotfi phoned earlier to say change of plan my sil and her kids are coming here instead so i have just quickly tidyed up(luckily it wasnītoo bad after i tidyed up yesturday but still.and i have to make some bread i decided i am just going to make flat bread it is the quickest to make.not certain what to do re food though.might have bbq again.any way must go as they will all be here before i know it.hope you enjoyed seeing how i do my pitta bread and if you try it yourself let us know how it turned out i am really interested.take care and keep smiling.oh i nearly forgot thanks for taking the time to read this blog and a double thanks if you reply to it.