Month: April 2019

Favourite Scottish Gin- A Review

Favourite Scottish Gin- A Review

This is an opportunity to celebrate some of the wonderful Scottish gin made by clever producers who capture of beauty of the land, sky, and sea of Scotland using quality, local botanicals to give us the perfect G&T! Hills & Harbour: Made by the folk…

Halloumi & Vegetable Flatbread Recipe with Tahini Dressing

Halloumi & Vegetable Flatbread Recipe with Tahini Dressing

This is a super easy, healthy, and tasty recipe which can be pimped up or down to suit the taste-buds of your audience- see the adaptations through the recipe. Best served with our homemade flatbread recipe, but can be served using shop bought flatbread too.…

Homemade Flatbread Recipe

Homemade Flatbread Recipe

Halloumi and Vegetable Flatbread recipe

Flatbread are super versatile and much easier to make than you would think. Use this homemade flatbread recipe to make your own in advance to save serving time- they stay fresh for couple of days. These really are worth the time and effort.

You will need

(to make 6 flatbread):

  • 350g self raising flour
  • 175g yoghurt (use soya yoghurt to make vegan friendly breads)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • a little warm water to bind the dough

Method:

  1. To make your flatbread dough, first mix the flour, baking powder, salt and yoghurt either by hand or using an electric mixer.

2. Add small amounts of warm water slowly and gradually until you have a soft dough- if you add too much simple compensate with a little more flour. Knead your dough (on a floured board or in the mixer) for 5-10 minutes.

3. Use a little fry spray to oil some cling film and wrap the dough, putting it in the fridge.

4. Remove the dough from the fridge about half an hour or so before making the breads. To cook the bread, split the dough into balls of approximately 85g. This does not need to be absolutely accurate!

4. Use a rolling pin, roll the balls (on a floured surface) into circles of approximately 22cm- again this does not have to be exact and perfect circles are not necessary.

5. In a medium to hot, dry, non-stick frying pan add your raw dough circle. Keep a close eye on them as the pan heat can be tricky to get right. When you see bubbles appear in the dough it is time to turn the bread over using some tongs.

6. Repeat this with the other side of the flatbread until it puffs up.

7. Put to one side and repeat with your next flatbread. Keep your flatbread warm by wrapping them in foil.

Try using this homemade flatbread recipe with our Halloumi and Vegetable Flatbread with Tahini Dressing recipe.

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Cornerstone in Hackney Wick-Review

Cornerstone in Hackney Wick-Review

Named after an Arctic Monkeys song, Tom Brown’s restaurant Cornerstone in Hackney Wick offers fabulous small plates/ tapas style food. On our recent visit, each stunning dish is a smash hit. This large airy space, situated down a quiet side street is home to Brown’s…

DoppleGanger Cambridge Review- Plant Based Burgers

DoppleGanger Cambridge Review- Plant Based Burgers

DoppleGanger in Cambridge city centre has recently opened its doors, offering fantastic plant based burgers; this is super satisfying food which as a meat eater, I would choose time and time again. Ordering: This is a cool set up and even ordering reflects this. Order…

Thai Food in Cambridgeshire- No77, Caxton Review.

Thai Food in Cambridgeshire- No77, Caxton Review.

No 77 Thai Food in Cambridgeshire

Unassumingly tucked away, roadside near Caxton, there it is- the funky No 77 Restaurant offering super-tasty Thai food in Cambridgeshire. This wasn’t my first visit, I have been a number of times including visits to the pop-up events at the beginning of held annually which are also great. The main menu however, is Thai food and very nice it is too!

No 77 Cambridgeshire

The Restaurant:

It is so pretty and relaxing here. Old cinema seats are cosy, and plenty of quirky hangings and pretty lights make this a real treat to visit. No77 is part of the Feast & Frolic group, which includes The Willow Tree and The Eltisley.

The Starters:

We got started with a sharing Thai Tasting Platter, my favourites of which were the spring rolls which were bursting with chunks of juicy duck, and the tasty, little sweetcorn fritters. These were served with a selection of dips.

The Mains:

Massamaan Curry

I chose a chicken Massamaan curry. This was rich, satisfying and really flavoursome. A mild curry of coconut milk, onions, crushed peanuts and potatoes. served with sticky jasmine rice- I loved this dish. Also available as a vegetarian option, order with vegetables or tofu.

My lovely friend opted for the Pad See-ew; egg noodles in a dark soy sauce with seasonal vegetables. These can be served with a range of additions, for example tofu, chicken, prawns etc. In the distance of the photograph you can also see the Chu Chee, the third friends choice, this one with big, juicy prawns. All three dishes were thoroughly enjoyed.

Thai Food in Cambridgeshire:

A great choice of destination, in fact my friends made a celebration booking before we left for their next visit. It is also dog friendly so take your furry family and friends too!

For our other recommendations of great places to eat please click here.