New recipe books are high on my list of cool things to buy me, and this “Tastes of Africa” by Justice Kamanga is simply magnificent. This book is it’s an interesting mix of African, Indian, Mediterranean and English dishes – and the vegetarian recipes are definitely worth a try.
Tonight I made Egyptian bread with vegetables and nuts, which was seriously yummy – even The Boyfriend complimented me on it, and usually everything is “not bad”, when I ask him how his dinner was – it’s VERY difficult to please his tastebuds…
So here’s what you’ll need:
- 50 g butter (I used about 50-60ml olive oil)
- 1 onion, chopped
- half a red pepper, seeded and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 200g white bread flour (I used nutty wholewheat flour)
- 2tsp instant yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp chopped cashew nuts
- 1 tsp fresh herbs (I used basil and coriander from my garden)
- 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- half a cup of water
- salt and pepper
And here’s how it’s made:
- Grease a medium-sized loaf tin.
- In a pan, melt the butter (heat the olive oil) and saute the onions and red pepper for a few mins, add the garlic and fry for a few more mins. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
- Mix in the rest of the ingredients. If it seems a bit dry – add more water.
- Spoon into loaf tin and leave to rest for an hour and a half, so that the dough rises.
- Bake for 30mins at 180degrees Celsius.