Traditional dishes

Loopy

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Thanks for taking the time to reply - Greatly appreciated :)
 
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Cas

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All good stuff from Mel,
You can just go into the Medina and find every sort of dried bean, lentil, rice, and other grains, then lots of circumin, harissa, 4, 5, 6, spice mix, pasta,
fresh veg, unleavened breads and baguettes, maize meal for making polenta,to serve with roasted veg, along with beans crushed with garlic and coriander. Make mashed olives,herbs and oil to put on tomatoes to roast served with breads. All served with salad. Stuff aubergines with rice, slice fresh peppers and deep fry in a thin batter, steam artichokes and serve with melted butter or fresh mayo for dipping. Layer cooked artichoke hearts, with sauteed onions, corn kernals, sliced tomatoes, then more mayo, and top with breadcrumbs, season and add few small cubes of butter. Make rice and bean burgers with bread crumbs, 3 bean chilli.
I could go on and on but won`t, am now too hungry lol.
 

ROULLA

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Hi Loopy and welcome to the forum, i am not sure what you would call this recipe as i like experimenting..:) but her goes anyway..

This is what you will need...
Red peppers, green peppers, yellow pepper..Sweet peppers
Red chili pepper
Spring onions,
Tomatoes,
Black olives....make sure that you dice all the above into small pieces..

1..Boil some potatoes with there skin on in a pan with water.;) I always use Cyprus potatoes as i find them sweeter ..:)

2. Whilst the above is boiling dice all the ingredients above and add some salt, pepper and paprika and place them all in a frying pan with some harissa and a few tablespoons of olive oil..after about 10/15 minutes they should be fine but have the gas on quite slow so that they do not burn..

3.When you think that everything is cooked, peel and dice the potatoes and add to the mixture , making sure that you give it all a good mix so that the flavour can go through the potatoes.. Add everything into a baking tray..

4.Beat 4 eggs and then pour over the mixture and then place it in the oven really slow until you think that the egg is hard, you can either wait for it too cool down so that you can slice it or just eat it as soon as it comes out of the oven, served with salad, quick and easy...Enjoy:)
 

Loopy

Active Member
You girls are great - Thank you, I shall get practicing!! :)
 

MellieC

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and we will all get fat trying out the recipies lol
just experiment ~ and most tunes just love chopped fried onions tomatoes and peppers, add concentrated tomato salt pepper and red pepper, and then water, then stir in a couple of eggs, some people fry the eggs whole some make a more "scrambled" egg in the mix ~ serve with Bread!

whenever Fred gets the "munchies" thats what HE cooks even at 3am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

ROULLA

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Hi Everyone hope that you all had a great day today!! I cooked some bread today and added some olive oil and olives and it tasted ok, anyone else that makes bread ??
 

Hbrown1

Banned
Hi, never tried but i wish i could, i get our crusty bread from M&S mmmm lovely lol xx :)
 
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Cas

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Hi Everyone hope that you all had a great day today!! I cooked some bread today and added some olive oil and olives and it tasted ok, anyone else that makes bread ??

Hi Roulla, yes over the years have made many different sorts of bread, more than I can name even one using 3 different sorts of dough. Made the butter too from the cream off gallons of milk straight from the farm. Used the buttermilk and whey in the bread.
 

ROULLA

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Hi Roulla, yes over the years have made many different sorts of bread, more than I can name even one using 3 different sorts of dough. Made the butter too from the cream off gallons of milk straight from the farm. Used the buttermilk and whey in the bread.

Hi Cas hope that you and your family are all in good health! That sounds like a lot of hard work but i bet it is worth it in the end...
Maybe you can give us the recipe, i do enjoy making things..:)
 

MellieC

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Hi Everyone hope that you all had a great day today!! I cooked some bread today and added some olive oil and olives and it tasted ok, anyone else that makes bread ??


Rou

do you have clay "oven"? or make it in a conventional oven or a bread maker?

its something im not sure fred will live without in Europe!!!

NO im not taking a bloody clay "oven" with me!
 

ROULLA

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Rou

do you have clay "oven"? or make it in a conventional oven or a bread maker?

its something im not sure fred will live without in Europe!!!

NO im not taking a bloody clay "oven" with me!

Hi Mel hope that you and your husband are in good health! I have a conventional oven and elbow greese to kned in the dough ;)but i would love a clay oven to be honest with you..:)

This next sentence made me laugh...:D.....NO im not taking a bloody clay "oven" with me
 

bobby g

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Hi Everyone hope that you all had a great day today!! I cooked some bread today and added some olive oil and olives and it tasted ok, anyone else that makes bread ??

I like making my own bread.:) I used to have a breadmaker but it threw itself on the floor and no longer works.:( It was very handy for baking bread overnight so you woke up to the smell of freshly baked bread..hmmmm. I try putting in whatever I have to the dough. Walnut bread is nice.:) also sundried tomatoes...not together tho. :D
 

MellieC

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the caravan has enough stuff to fit in it without clay ovens and slapping bread to the side of it LOL

i suppose you best post the FULL destructions here and i will attempt it?
 

bobby g

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LLLLOOOLLLLL...just had a vision of Mel strapping a clay oven to her car roof...:D:D
 

ROULLA

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I like making my own bread.:) I used to have a breadmaker but it threw itself on the floor and no longer works.:( It was very handy for baking bread overnight so you woke up to the smell of freshly baked bread..hmmmm. I try putting in whatever I have to the dough. Walnut bread is nice.:) also sundried tomatoes...not together tho. :D

Hi Bobby hope that you and your family are all in good health! I do like sun dried tomatoes but my favourite is Olive bread, maybe because i was bought up eating it everyday;)
 

bobby g

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Try the walnuts Roulla...you won't regret it.;):)
 

ROULLA

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the caravan has enough stuff to fit in it without clay ovens and slapping bread to the side of it LOL

i suppose you best post the FULL destructions here and i will attempt it?

Here is a recipe that i picked up from morrisson as i don't know if you like Greek olive bread..

I suppose you can add whatever you want to it..:)

  • 350g strong bread flour, plus a little extra
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp easy blend dried yeast
  • ½ tsp golden caster sugar ( I would not add sugar) and i would also add at least a spoon of olive oil..
  • 200 ml water

Method

  1. Lightly oil a sheet of cling film and butter the loaf tin.
  2. Sift the flour, salt, yeast and sugar into the bowl of a food mixer and mix at the lowest speed.
  3. Add the water and continue to mix.
  4. Increase the speed slightly and knead for a further 4 minutes.
  5. Place the dough in a bowl and cover with the cling film (oiled side facing the dough) and leave for 2 hours, until the dough has doubled in size.
  6. Return the dough to the food mixer for 1 minute on moderate setting (or knead by hand for 1 minute). Cover with a clean, damp tea-towel and leave them to rise at room temperature for 40-60 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 230C/gas 9. Shape the dough to fit into the prepared tin, sprinkle the top with flour and bake for 45 minutes, until the base of the bread sounds hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack and serve in slices.
 

MellieC

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sorted!!

bobby! im strapping NOTHING to the roof of the truck, except maybe Fred if he moans lol
 

ROULLA

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  • Olive bread
  • 4 fl oz (125ml) olive oil, 8 fl oz (250ml) luke warm/tepid water , 1 teaspoon honey , 1 and half teaspoons of dry yeast , 1 lb (450g) wholemeal flour , 1 teaspoon of sea salt , 2 onions finely chopped , 10 pitted olives , 1 tablespoon rosemary
METHOD1) Place water in a bowl and add honey, stir until dissolved
2) Add the yeast, set aside for 10/15 minutes until foamy
3) Add in 3 tablespoons of olive oil, mix and add salt
4) Sift half of the flour into a bowl
5) Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture, sift in remaining flour or enough to make a firm dough
6) Turn out onto lightly floured board, knead for 10 min.
7) Knead into a firm dough
8) Set aside to rise for 2-3 hours, until double in size
9) Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil to a pan, heat
10) Add the onions and fry over low heat until golden, set aside
11) Add the olives to boiling water and blanch for a few seconds
12) Drain olives and pat dry with paper towel, finely chop
13) Add olives and rosemary to onions, and toss together
14) Add to dough and knead for 1/2 min. make into a rounded mound
15) Grease a baking tray with olive oil, flatten dough on the tray
16) Cover lightly with a towel and set aside for 1 hour
17) Preheat oven to (190°C), (375°F),(Gas Mark 5)
18) Bake for 10 minutes, reduce oven to (180°C), (375°F), (Gas Mark 4)
19) Coat with olive oil and bake for 30 minutes until golden

I will be by later on Mel with the TEA BAGS:D
 
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