Sunday, 12 February 2017
Thursday, 10 November 2016
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
2. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
3. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.
- ½ x 7 g sachet of dried yeast
- 1 teaspoon runny honey
- 45 g ghee , or unsalted butter
- 250 g strong white bread flour , plus extra for dusting
- sea salt
- 3 heaped tablespoons low-fat natural yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon nigella seeds
- In a bowl, combine the yeast, honey and 125ml of lukewarm water, then set aside for 5 minutes, or until starting to bubble.
- Melt the ghee or butter in a small pan over a low heat. Meanwhile, combine the flour and ½ tablespoon of salt in a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Pour in 1 tablespoon of the melted ghee, the yoghurt, and yeast mixture and beat the wet ingredients together with a fork. Gradually start incorporating the flour from the sides until it starts to form a rough dough, then bring it together with your hands – it should be soft and sticky, so add a splash more water, if you think it needs it.
- Knead the dough on a flour-dusted surface for around 5 minutes, or until smooth, then place into a lightly floured bowl. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave in a warm place for 1 hour 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
- Once risen, knock back the dough with your fist, then divide into 6 balls. Roll each portion into an oval shape, roughly 1½cm thick.
- Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat, add a naan bread and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until cooked through, turning halfway. Brush with a little of the remaining ghee, sprinkle over a few nigella seeds and a small pinch of salt. Keep warm in the oven while you make the remaining breads. Serve with your favourite curry.