The bread line…

When I make bread, it normally big fat seeded loaves, occasionally Foccacia studded with garlic and rosemary, or that beautifully open textured Ciabatta – all delicious

I love flat breads, but don’t make them – so today I am going to give them a go.

I make my dough in the Thermomix, it takes about 3 minutes – yes really – plus time to rise of course.  For the first rise, I leave it in the Thermomix jug for an hour or so, then twist off the bottom and the dough falls out with the blade attached, just pull the blade away from the dough, I use a plastic dough scraper to scrape any remaining dough from the jug and blade.  Knock the dough back, and in this case roll into a fat sausage shape, divide into 4 equal parts and leave them to rise again for a half hour.  I rub my hand with cooking oil whilst handling dough, saves it sticking to me 😬

After the second rise, lightly dust your work surface with flour and roll out or pull the dough into rough tear drop shapes – before this step, I put a lightly oiled pan on to come to a medium/high heat, when the flat breads are ready, put them into the pan, one at a time, a few minutes on each side, they will puff up and have a deep golden mottled look, I like to keep them warm in a clean damp tea towel in a warm oven. Very cheap, taste wonderful, and easy to make.

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To join these golden beauties, I have marinaded boned chicken thighs in olive oil, lemon juice, salt pepper and dried oregano, cooked on the griddle and served with a mint and cucumber with Aldi thick Greek yoghurt and green salad and a drizzle of homemade chilli sauce – my version of a chicken gyros, or kebab 😇

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Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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