Ok, so I might have to come up with a catchier title than that! But as you may have gathered, I’m starting a new series for things you can do with your children during the school holidays – these will be things that do cost money but I am going to try and keep them as low cost as possible.
Now, my son is only 2 years old and doesn’t actually attend school yet but I still have time off during the holidays where I am going to have to entertain him!
He’s already getting bored and so we have kicked things off by doing a spot of baking! Alex’s daddy is, in my opinion, the best at baking bread. And we always said, even when I was pregnant, that when he was old enough that Father and Son would be baking bread together – so that’s what we have done!
As we don’t have a breadmaker we did have to improvise but the recipe still worked just as well and the bread tastes amazing! We used warmer water to add to the dry ingredients to help the yeast work and made sure that we left the dough for 10 minutes to prove. Once the dough had proved, I chopped the dough into 16 smaller pieces (the recipe says 10 but I wanted slightly smaller pieces of flatbread) and rolled them into little balls before squashing them flat. I have to admit, I was a little confused when it came to cooking them at the recipes says to dry fry the dough. I have never cooked bread this way before – but it works! Just try not to heat the pan too hot as I did…
While the dough was proving, I put my hands to good use and made the Tzatziki. I have never tried this before so I wasn’t sure what to expect but the recipe is so quick and easy that I don’t think I will ever buy it when I can make my own! It tasted incredible and the bets bit is even my little boy liked it (even if he wouldn’t let me take a picture!). I think the recipe could have used a touch more garlic but I love my garlic flavours to be strong, so I’ll definitely be adding more garlic next time I make it (and I will be making it again).
We took our homemade goodies along to a picnic with a few friends for them to try – especially as one of my friends loves tzatziki – and it didn’t take long for our bread and dip to disappear and a couple of friends even asked me for the recipe!
I was so please that everyone enjoyed our food and even more so because it was so easy to make and we will definitely be making more throughout the school holidays!
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