I love cooking and baking so being at home due to the covid-19 pandemic is giving me plenty of opportunity to do more than usual. I always take a homemade lunch with me to work but there is something much nicer about eating at home rather than out of a lunch box. Here’s what I had for lunch today:
Baba ghanoush (or ghanouj) is a delicious aubergine dip that I first tried in Australia of all places, despite it being a Lebanese dish. It’s really easy to make and keeps for a good while in the fridge, developing in taste as the days go on.
- 4 aubergines
- 1 tablespoon of tahini
- 2 cloves of garlic
- juice of 2 lemons
- ground cumin
No dip is complete without something to dip in it, so I tried my hand at making flatbread for the first time. Don’t be put off if you’re not a great bread maker like me, I used Jamie Oliver’s recipe and I can safely say it isn’t called ‘easy flatbreads’ for no reason.
I used 200g of plain flour (the recipe says to use self-raising flour – oops!), 200g of natural yoghurt and half a teaspoon of baking powder. Mix together to form a ball then knead for a minute or so on a floured surface. Separate the dough into small balls and roll out into circles (I rolled mine out to about a 5mm thickness). Using either a griddle or frying pan, cook the flatbreads on each side for a few minutes. No oil needed but I think I’ll add a bit of salt next time.
Who doesn’t love guacamole? I suspect you have your own way of making it, here’s mine. I very much make it to taste, rather than specific amounts of this and that so add a little more or less depending on your taste.
- fresh coriander
- ground cumin
- red chilli (which I didn’t have today 😭)
- salt and pepper
Hope you enjoy!