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.

Cinnamon Crumpets

CrumpetsI’ve always loved crumpets and now I have found an easy crumpet recipe that you can whip up at home – yay!  Home cooked is always better.  This is originally a Jamie Oliver recipe that I found at Melbourne Larder.  The recipe below is a half version of the original as we were just making crumpets for two.  We didn’t have any egg rings at home to shape the crumpets so handy hubster James whipped some up out of cardboard, alfoil and a few staples.  Who knew he was so crafty??