This week’s wellness guide is all about food and I had planned to share pics of fabulous homemade sourdough, fresh from the oven. Sadly we’ve had a disaster. Several disasters in fact. Jack, prodigal son, made a sourdough starter with flour, water and a dollop of yoghurt to get it going and his first loaf was a triumph. But despite a number of attempts to repeat that early success, (so I could include a showy-off pic and his recipe in this week’s guide) it was not to be. If anyone has any top tips we’re all ears, as always. In the meantime, it has been politely suggested that I leave the cookery advice to the experts.
Here is a beginners guide from The Clever Carrot. This sourdough recipe is perfect for bakers looking to jump right in! It’s is a low-hydration dough, meaning it will yield a ‘tight’ crumb (small holes). It is great for sandwiches and toast.
A taste of summer with no washing up! Jamie Oliver’s lamb kebabs have a real fun point of difference – the fact the bowl they are served in is actually a flatbread. This delicious dish will remind you of past holidays in the sunshine. And if you don’t have the room for the barbecue, you could always cook your kebabs in the oven and cheat with your flatbread.
Watch the video here.
If you’re in need of a caffeine pick me up a bit different to your normal morning coffee then the Dalgona coffee trend is for you! The popular Korean drink has taken the internet by storm. It’s a kind of upside down cappuccino with the milk of your choice at the bottom, and frothy whipped coffee on the top.
2 tbsp instant coffee or espresso powder
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp hot water
400ml milk (we like almond milk the best for this)
Add the instant coffee, sugar and hot water to a mixing bowl. Use an electric hand-held mixer to whip up the coffee mixture until it is light brown, fluffy and holds stiff peaks.
Divide the milk (heated or cold) between two glasses. Spoon the frothed coffee mixture on top and smooth out with a spoon.
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, but it can often become repetitive and boring, especially when you’re in lockdown. Angie Smith, stylist to the stars, posted her ‘fraud shake’ on her social media channel recently and her followers went crazy for it. The shake itself is packed full of fruit, veg and vitamins but tastes exactly like white chocolate!
Watch the video here.
What are your favourite things to cook at home? We’d love to see your creations – send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or @toolallyjewels