Breakfast Flatbread

Guys! The Saveur Magazine Blogger Awards happened last week. A Kitchen in Uganda did not win any award but I have been so blessed by all the inspiration and people I have connected with because of this. I am so grateful for the support that you have shown this blog and for each and every vote that you cast. If anything this experience has fueled me to work harder, inspire more people and dream bigger. Thank you.

Now onto this flatbread. If you live in an African household, you know that there is not really a foolproof recipe for most foods. You also know that the lines between chapati and flatbread are blurred. Almost anything that resembles a chapati can pass for one. And that is okay because what matters is the taste. This flatbread (I refuse to call them chapati for aforementioned reasons) are not naan either because I was not ready to commit to the time it takes to make both (naan and chapati). The bread however borrows techniques from both flat breads and are really tasty which is why I am going to attempt to write a recipe down for you so that you can try them yourselves. They can either be eaten as a snack, with a soup or stew or as brunch with this awesome combo of creamy avocado and a refreshing tart salad . You can even add a fried egg to the mix! You will be blown away at how simple and yet delicious they are. Not only can these flat breads pass for breakfast but they could make even dinner!

What you will need:

3 C. Wheat flour

1 C. Whole flour

1 C. Maize flour

1/2 C. Milk powder

1/4 C Oil

4 Tbsp. Sugar

1 Tbsp. Baking powder

1 Tbsp. Garlic, minced

1 Tbsp. Ginger, grated

1 Tsp. Salt

1/4 Tsp. Nutmeg

Lukewarm water

Method

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except the water. Gradually add the water while you mix the dough till it is firm. cover dough and set aside for half an hour.
  2. After 30 minutes, knead the dough till it is smooth and non-sticky.
  3. Divide the dough into 10 equal parts. Roll each piece into a ball then roll each ball into a flatbread.
  4. Place  a non stick pan/ tava on high heat. .Let it get hot. Carefully place your rolled flatbread on the pan. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low.
  5. Let the flatbread cook for about two minute before turning it to the other side. Once the flatbread has inflated slightly, flip it to the other side and let it cook for another two minutes.
  6. Remove from fire. Repeat process till all the flat breads are cooked.
  7. Serve warm.

To assemble the breakfast flatbread:

  1. Mash your avocadoes. Add some minced garlic,onions, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set aside
  2. Thinly slice cucumbers and tomatoes. Grate a carrot. Mix everything in a bowl.
  3. Spread the mashed avocado on the flat bread. Next add the cucumber salad.
  4. you can add anything else you like
  5. Serve.

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Minced Beef Jumbo Rolex

One word: Epic. Is what was in my mind while conceptualising this Rolex. I am already in celebratory mode because the Rolex Festival is a few days away. So I thought what not a better way than to make this epic rolex and then eat it all in one sitting because it is possible! I am so excited to see the many innovations that will come to fruition that day. If you can, I urge you to attend.

Imagine juicy ground beef, a healthy dose of vegetables and the right amount of egg and this epic rolex in born. It has a good balance of cooked and raw, sweet and salty with a hint of spice and did I mention the jumbo size? You should make this ASAP.

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What you will need:
3 Large chapatis
500 gm. Minced beef
6 Eggs
A handful of steamed amaranth (dodo)
2 Small carrots
½ Avocado, thinly sliced
1 large green pepper
2 Large onions
½ Tsp. Ginger, grated
¼ C. Parsley, finely chopped
1 Large tomato, finely chopped

Black pepper
Salt
Oil for frying

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Method
1. Finely chop one onion, one carrot and half a green pepper and set aside. Heat about a tablespoon of oil in a pan on high fire. Add the ginger and the onions. Let the onions become translucent then add the minced beef. Stir well and cover.
2. After 10 minutes, remove the cover and stir. Add tomatoes and stir. Let the meat cook till the tomatoes are tender. Add the green pepper, carrot, salt and black pepper and cover the pan. Keep stirring occasionally till the meat has cooked fully and all the liquid has evaporated. Remove beef from fire and set side.
3. Thinly slice the remaining onion and green pepper and set aside. Using a peeler or grater, shave the carrot and set aside.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk two eggs. Fry on medium heat till almost golden brown. Repeat the process until you have three large fried eggs.
5. To assemble the rolex, place one chapati on a plate or board. Place an egg on top. Add minced meat. Next add steamed amaranth, shaved carrot, green pepper, onion, and then avocado. Gently roll the chapati from one end to the other while pressing down to make sure it is firm.
6. Cut into half or into rolls and serve warm with a lemon wedge. Makes 3 large rolexes.

Easy to make and packed with savoury flavor. Let me stop here so you can go make yourself this epic rolex and eat it with a favourite drink or beverage. Also let me know how you prepare yours.

🙂

Sophie