Instead of working, I did some naan bread research this summer, to try and recreate the perfect restaurant naan at home. I think most naan recipes I see in the UK are just flatbreads. You don't want yeast in it. And it's self raising flour. I found the recipe in the Dishoom book is spot on. Cooked in a pizza oven on a flat plate to get the heat. And lots of brushing with oil/ghee.
That looks good. We do flatbreads frequently in my house- 50/50 self raising flour and yoghurt, perfectly baked and warm after 3 minutes on a hot pan. One of those things where you wonder why everyone isn't doing it, it's that simple.
Also, for any coeliacs in the house (such as Mrs hedben), they're just as good with gluten free flour. Shop bought GF bread can be awful so we tend to make our own if it's to be eaten straight away (it doesn't keep well)
Yes, I do loads of flatbread type things. I've got 3 teenage picky eaters including one vegetarian who annoyingly doesn't like spicy food. So flatbreads with a load of things to pick from goes down well. Yesterday I spiced up some leftover pulled pork, and had refried beans, a roast pepper salsa, pickled red onion, a yoghurt garlic sauce and grated cheese, with some fresh tortillas. Bugger all left for lunch
I made chicken bhuna in a slow cooker for the first time last night. Was decent but not as good as the normal version. I don't think I should add water that the slow cooker recipe said I should, it was a little too watered down.
Was great just leaving it simmer over time instead of attending to it every 10 mins after the initial 30 min like the normal version.
Yeah, pizza stone in an oven I set to max for about an hour and a half. I think the trick was three-day fermentation in the fridge, taking it out on the morning I wanted to eat it so it could do a second bulk prove, shaping it into balls for another prove, and then a final half hour after I'd shaped it into pizza before topping it. Also used a bit more water in the dough, so it was stickier then usual but god it got results.
Not dinner obviously (unless you're a wrongun who calls lunch "dinner")
Chopped up whatever crunchy veg I could find in the fridge (pepper, radish, some chard stems from the garden) and a tomato, added a tin of tuna and mayo + some freshly chopped basil. Toasted a couple of pitas and then piled the mix in.
The best part of it though was topping it with a few forkfuls of a fresh batch of pickled red onion. Absolutely adore the stuff and it's so quick and easy to make (the only real faff is sterilising the jar)
Then for the rice, obviously had precooked some actual rice. Stir fried some garlic then added shallots and chilli, chucked some egg in there, then added the rice, soy sauce (dark and kepap manis), MSG, a bit of red pepper I had leftover, a few frozen peas, then cooked that bitch. At the end I threw in the cooked chicken and some sliced spring onions. Really very nice.
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Mr Wonderstuff: Chopper gang reporting in together ZX-Spectrum 48k. Always wanted a Grifter though.
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EMarkM: I had friends with Grifters and Commandos. I had a Rancho (I think: I can't find it online this morning!), though, which I suspect was a cheaper version. I never had a Chopper, but did have the Budgie
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zagibu: Why is it even called grapefruit? It has absolutely nothing to do with grapes.
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deekyfun: Why are they even called grapes when they've got nothing to do with apes?
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neilch: Why are they even called apes when they have nothing to do with PES?
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Ulythium: Why is it even called PES when it has nothing to do with PE?
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zagibu: Wait, it's not called physical education sucker?
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EMarkM: zagibu You're safe here. Where did the PE teacher touch you?
Nov 28, 2022 10:15:00 GMT
zagibu: I wanted to write s o c c e r, but there is a mischievious autocorrect in place that changes it to football.
Nov 28, 2022 11:00:43 GMT
zagibu: But coming back to the PE teacher topic...my PE teacher kept a pair of extra gay short shorts from the 70ies in his bag for people who "forgot" their sports bag at home. I had to wear them many times.
Nov 28, 2022 15:48:13 GMT
Aunt Alison: Can't read that as anything other than my PE teacher had this great pair of extra gay short shorts that he let me wear
Nov 28, 2022 19:13:05 GMT
zagibu: Well I can't deny that a small, somewhat female part in me enjoyed flaunting my thin, pale, hairless teenage legs in their full glorious length in front of the whole crew. Thankfully it was before the camera phone era.
Nov 29, 2022 0:34:24 GMT
Duffman5: So cool, calm and collected, You had a style, a rakish style
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Duffman5: in coats of many colour...
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Duffman5: He built a cabin and a winter store and he ploughed up the ground by the cold lake shore
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EMarkM: ...and then he shat on a chair...
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Duffman5: EMarkM that is just beautiful , did Dylan write that ?
Dec 8, 2022 9:11:24 GMT
EMarkM: It's actually a lesser known work of Thomas Gray.
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