Bread

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Curry Chicken

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon paprika
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
salt to taste
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 lemon, juiced

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

Preparation:

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until lightly browned. 

Stir in garlic, curry powder, cinnamon, paprika, bay leaf, ginger, cayenne pepper,sugar and salt. 

Cook for 2 minutes. 

Add chicken pieces, lemon juice, tomato paste, yogurt, and coconut milk. 

Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes until chicken is cooked

Naan Bread

Ingredients:

250 grams flour

2 tsp sugar

½ tsp salt

½ tsp baking powder

120 ml milk

2 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing

nigella seeds, poppy seeds or sesame seeds, or chopped garlic and fresh coriander

tbsp olive oil to brush on cooked bread

Preparation:

sift the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder into a bowl. 

In another bowl, mix together the milk and oil.

Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the liquid mixture. 

Knead well for 8-10 minutes (start from the edges into the center where the liquid is)

Add a little flour if the dough is too sticky or a little milk if dough is too dry

Place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover with a damp tea-towel and leave in a warm place for 10-15 minutes. 

Form the dough into five balls.

Preheat the grill/pan to medium 

Roll the dough balls out  thinly

Sprinkle over your chosen topping and press into the surface of the dough. 

bake in the pan for  1-2 minutes on each side –  until lightly browned. 

Brush with olive oil on both sides and serve hot.


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Olive Bread

Ingredients:
3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup yogurt (or u can use 1 cup water without the yogurt
1/4 cup olive oil
Handful of diced olives
A handful of fresh oregano/thyme OR 1 tsp dried oregano

Preparation:

Mix together the yeast, sugar, warm water and 1 cup of flour.

Put aside covered for 10 minutes.
Once the yeast starts, add the other ingredients and mix together for few minutes until the dough is soft.

Put some olive oil or flour in the pan, divide the dough into small balls (note that when you divide the dough they may seem small but they will rise again after resting and baking so keep hem small)

Place the bread balls in a  pan ( leave  space between them).

Let rest for an hour

bake in a preheated oven (180 degrees C) for 10 to 15 minutes until well browned

Baked feta cheese and tomato:

Place feta cheese in a pan
Add cherry tomato
Drizzle some olive oil
Bake at 220 degrees C until its top browns well


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