What a treat for fellow campervan foodies ..Karen and Myles sold up .. Bought a Motorhome and set off to find adventure over three years ago and never looked back
They have kindly allowed me to publish their free down loadable cook book on my TRAVELS WITH HETTY blog
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FREE COOK BOOK
Thnx to Emma Morgan of Gozo fame .. it’s yummy
Fluffy flat bread whilst on the go.
No oven required.
I made us a selction of hams and fresh bread the other night and Jo posted a picture on Facebook, well apparently quite a few people want to know the method of making the bread so here goes.
- 500g bread flour.
- Half tea spoon of salt.
- 2 teaspoons of yeast.
- Warm water roughly 350ml
- Extra virgin olive oil.
- Your can buy some flours with the raising agent already in it like Lidl’s Ciabatta flour.
- Mix the flour and salt in a big pan.
- Add some warm water to the yeast in a cup and leave for 5 mins to reactivate, If it’s the “Easy Bake” type yeast for bread makers miss this step and chuck it in with the flour and salt.
- Mix the flour and yeast/water together.
- Add enough extra water until the dough is very pliable, it will be sticky at first.
- If it’s too wet add a little more flour and if it’s to stiff and a little more water.
- Mix and knead like billy’o for 5 minutes or so.
- Put a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in the pan or a bit more if you prefer.
- Plonk the dough in the pan and cover with lid.
- Leave to rise for an hour or so.
- After it’s risen knock it back (knead it again for a minute) and mix in the olive oil left in the pan.
- Put a little flour on the table and put a small ball of dough in it and press out into a circle with your finger tips or roll it out until it’s thin enough. Roughly 2-3mm thick. Actually using your fingers is best as you get different thicknesses all over.
- Put on one side of the table once flattened & repeat until all the dough is used.
- Heat a dry frying pan and place the first flattened circle of dough in and dry fry on a medium heat for a couple of minutes. (You can also use the Cadac BBQ with hotplate too if you have one)
- It will start getting big bubbles on the surface but leave it until the bottom is slightly brown, turn it over and leave for another minute.
- Put the hot breads on a cooling rack or grill tray to cool.
The amounts don’t have to be exact but you must leave it to rise in the pan until the dough roughly doubles in size. I usually let it rise on the dashboard as it’s warm there.
Once the breads are cooked and have cooled, just cover them with a tea towel until your ready to eat.
The same dough can be used for pizzas, nan breads, pittas. Make it a little thicker and cook in the first pan with the lid on for focaccia style bread just cook it on the lowest heat on both sides or fry some garlic in olive oil and dip the bread in or pour a little on top and you have garlic bread.
You can make it with white flour and roll it in another flour for different textures and tastes, try wholemeal flour or semolina for flattening or rolling it out in. The semolina one is especially good for pizza bases.
The dough can be kept in the fridge once made so you can use it over a couple of days.
It’s miles better than the crap flat breads they sell in supermarkets and even most bakers, Plus it’s very cheap to make and dam tasty too.
NB… HETTY HYMER CREW HAVE TRIED AND TESTED ..YUMCIOUS..
Can be cooked in a slow cooker if on site with leccy..Just leave off the tinfoil ..
This recipe is for a hob top cooker I combine my curry spices in one bag .. if away for 4 month that may be 6 curries ..don’t want to have too good a time
The mix is ..
1tsp Ground coriander
2tsp ground cumin
1tsp Garam masala
1tsp ground chilli powder ( or to your taste )
1tsp garlic powder
4tsp Methi leaf
This mix is for one curry ..for more X by the number of meals you think you will have ..but remember if you have a big bag of spices how many tsps to add to the pot
.. This mix is 13 tsps ..I write on the bag how many to add ..e.g : If I’ve bagged up enough for 6 meals I write 13 on the bag of spices ..remember there will be 78 tsps in the bag and very easy to forget .. Always remembering how many tsp make one curry if all the spices are in ONE bag Recipe
1 onion Sliced into small bits
2tbs sunflower oil
Fry onions till golden in oil
Add your spice mix to a small amount of water ..make a paste
Turn your gas ring to medium
Add the spice paste to the onions and oil and fry for 5 mins stirring ..if it drys out to much add a tiny bit of water
After 5 mins add a little more water and a chicken stock cube ..I use Knorr ..
Add 1 tbs tomato ketchup and 1 tbs tomato purée
Add a drop more water and keep it moist ..
Add cooked meats (chicken ) or veg I throw in a tin of chick peas and let it simmer for 30 mins with lid of tinfoil to keep moisture in ..
DONT let it stick
Season to taste Serve with rice ..I use boiling the bag ..saves on washing up
Add a dollop of plain yogurt to top it off ..yummy
MORE RECIPES TO FOLLOW GIVEN TIME …