Flatbread

Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and safe.

Today’s recipe was one I had in mind to make shortly after we went into lockdown the first time back in March 2020. It was a while ago now but at the time everyone was making bread and I kept seeing yogurt and flour recipes everywhere. The thing I love about the ingredients is that you roughly need equal quantities of the flour and yogurt so its pretty simple. Another great thing is that this flatbread recipe is unleavened, so it doesn’t require a raising agent which reduces the cooking time drastically.

Recipe: Flatbread (makes 16)

Ingredients

250g self raising flour

250g full-fat plain yogurt

Pinch of salt

Sprinkle of dried oregano and thyme

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 7 and lightly oil 2 oven trays.
  • In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients and mix to form a dough.
  • If the dough is sticky, add a little more flour.
  • Knead for 5 minutes and roll out on a floured surface to 0.5cm thickness.
  • Use a cutter to cut out the flatbreads and place on the prepared tray.
  • Place in the oven and cook in the oven for 7-10 minutes.
  • Best eaten warm.

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Toast, Egg, Beans and Plantain

Hello everyone, I hope your day has been well.

Today I am posting one of my favourite meals for breakfast. This meal is very filling and perfect for a chilled morning when you are not in a rush because after eating you can just chill, relax and let the food settle. I often make this for myself on the weekend when I have more time in the mornings. This can be made in any order but I’ve left my method below. Also, anyone else mix their egg before frying? It’s a thing I’ve always done since I was young.

The eggs are a great source of vitamins and minerals. Wholemeal bread contains fibre and helps with digestion. Generally, baked beans tend to be quite sweet and salty but the actual bean itself is known for being a plant based source of protein. The easiest way to make this meal healthier is to use a non stick pan to avoid extra oil.

What are your favourite breakfast meals?

Recipe: Toast, egg, beans and plantain (serves 1)

Ingredients

Oil for frying

1/2 plantain

1 egg

Pinch of salt

Pinch of pepper

2 slices of brown bread

Butter, for spreading

100g baked beans

Method

  • Heat some oil in a frying pan.
  • Then I like to peel and finely slice the plantain into circles.
  • Once the pan is hot enough start adding the plantain and cook on each side for a few minutes until golden brown. Once cooked, place onto a plate with kitchen paper to soak off the excess oil.
  • Crack the egg into a bowl and whisk gently with a fork then add a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  • Put the bread to toast and heat the beans in a pot.
  • Fry the egg on a low heat on both sides until cooked right through.
  • Once everything is cooked, put onto your plate and enjoy!

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French Toast and Maple Syrup

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!! I hope this week has been treating you well so far. Last year was quite tough for many of us so I wish you all a wonderful 2021, onwards and upwards only 🙂

For anyone looking for a quick-ish breakfast recipe this is perfect for you. Only just a few ingredients that most people have in their kitchen cupboards and it requires minimal effort. I have used a nice, thick slice of bread to allow the egg to be soaked up and maple syrup which is commonly known as a natural sweetener and healthier than sugar. Although maple syrup contains some vitamins and minerals, it is very high in sugar and should be consumed in low quantities. Eggs are a great breakfast source because they contain lots of protein which helps to repair and maintain the body, as well as being a long lasting source of energy.

Recipe: French toast and maple syrup (serves 1)

Ingredients

1 slice of bread

1 egg

Oil, for frying

Maple syrup

Method

  • Heat oil in a frying pan on a low heat.
  • Slice the bread in half and crack the egg into a bowl.
  • Place the bread in the bowl and leave to soak up the egg for a couple of minutes, coating both sides.
  • Once the oil is hot, place both pieces of eggy bread into the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on both sides.
  • Once done, drizzle with a little maple syrup and serve.

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*Nutritional information found through Google*

Homemade Bagels

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog today!

I decided to make these bagels because I fancied something a little different for my breakfast, that would be tasty but still filling. It was quite a long process but the end result is totally worth it. The good thing about bagels is that they are so versatile and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Filling options include; avocado, cream cheese, eggs, salmon, butter, bananas and peanut butter and so much more.

Recipe: Homemade Bagels (makes 6)

Ingredients

4g dried yeast

2 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

230g bread flour

Method

  • Put the yeast and half of the sugar into a bowl and pour in 50ml of warm water. Leave for 7 minutes, until the mixture becomes frothy.
  • Pour an extra 100ml of warm water into the same bowl and stir in the salt and flour slowly, stirring until it forms a soft dough.
  • Knead for 10 minutes and once the dough is smooth, leave in a bowl covered with cling film in a warm place for an hour.
  • Bring water to the boil and preheat the oven to gas mark 7. In the meantime divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and make into bagel shapes. Once boiling, cook the bagel in the water for 2 minutes on each side and place on a tray.
  • Place the tray in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Leave to cool and eat with your preferred fillings, or on its own.

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Mini Bread Loaf

Hi everyone, I hope your day has been well. Apparently, it’s National Homemade Bread Day 🙂

Today’s recipe is for one of those days when you’ve ran out of bread and you’re craving some carbs. During this pandemic, it’s great to have a fool proof bread recipe in case the stores are out. This recipe is nice because its one small loaf, perfect for 1 person and it’ll last a couple of days in an air tight container. Also, for a healthier version you could use wholemeal flour which is slightly more nutritious.

Recipe: Mini Bread Loaf (makes 1 loaf)

Ingredients

165g bread flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp sugar

2g yeast

100ml warm water

Method

  • Firstly add the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix, slowly add the water and knead for 10 minutes to form a smooth, sticky dough. Leave for 2 hours to double in size in an oiled bowl.
  • Knock the dough about for 3 minutes and place inside an oiled loaf tin.
  • Slash the top of the dough and leave to rise again for a further hour.
  • Set the oven to gas mark 6 and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes fully cooked. Leave to cool down fully before slicing.

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