Naan Bread

I had a long long weekend and decided to spend some of it working out how to cook naan bread. My first attempt didn’t turn out too badly and I’m certainly willing to have another go. The tricks so far:

  1. It is a sticky dough. Use flour on your hands.
  2. Use a mix of strong flour and plain flour. It makes it a little more stretchy.
  3. Be prepared to hurt your pan. You need to cook it hot, so use an old pan or make sure you have a real cast iron skillet that can take being super hot.

We found that this went fabulously with our Indian Spiced Lamb Racks

Simple Pizza Dough

Herb and Garlic Pizza

One yummy use for this dough. Topped with minced oregano, garlic, basil and coriander, a little olive oil, and some sea salt.

This simple pizza dough is really easy and makes a lovely crispy pizza base. Last time I made it it was used in a simple herb pizza just topped with a fresh herb oil and rock salt, and also in some spinach and mushroom calzone. I need more practice with the calzone so I might put that recipe up when it is perfected.

Odds and Sods Soup

The weather in Perth this last week has been delightful – bright sunny days at the end of winter.  Then today the temperature dropped again and rain is forecast.  Which got me thinking about soup for lunch.  I love soup (except Mushroom Soup – that’s gross.  I love mushrooms, just not Mushroom Soup).  Anyway, I decided to raid our fridge for random odds and ends to turn into soup – hence Odds and Sods Soup!

The ingredients below just happen to be what I found lurking in our fridge and pantry, but you could substitute other vegetables and meat to use up your own leftover bits and pieces.