Today’s cooking was conducted in four languages: the usual mix of English and Arabic, with everything repeated in German for Mohammed, who will shortly be joining the rest of his family in Berlin, and Spanish for Mohamad, who found out yesterday that he will be moving to Spain! Luckily, ‘pizza’ needs no translation and we […]Read more "Chapter Nine – “I don’t know it, but I like it”"
Jnntne pizza (made 4 large pizzas, served 30) For the base 1.5kg strong, white bread flour 3 sachets yeast 6 tsp salt 9 glugs (or thereabouts) olive oil Water, to combine For the sauce 2 tins chopped tomato 1 carton tomato purée 2 cloves garlic Salt and pepper Mixed herbs For the toppings Ambiguous cheese* Whatever […]Read more "Chapter Three – “Jnntne”"
Our First Juzmuz (served 20) 1 spoon (think small ladle) of oil Salt 9 onions “smooth cut” 3 red peppers (Yes really, only 3) 10 tins chopped tomatoes 9 eggs Another 8 eggs Pepper More salt “Smooth cut” (this is Google Translate’s way of saying “finely chop”) the onions and peppers Run downstairs to the […]Read more "Chapter Two – “This is not Syrian bread”"
First Focaccia (served 20-30) 1kg strong white bread flour 4tsp salt 3 sachets dried yeast 5 spoons olive oil 600ml water +200ml extra Big ol’ handful of mixed herbs Chopped garlic to sprinkle Glug of oil to drizzle Salt (lots) to garnish Flour in bowl Salt on flour Mix yeast, 600ml water and oil in […]Read more "Chapter One – “So you’re three British girls cooking Italian food for Syrians in Greece?”"