I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.
~ Julia Child
This evening saw the making of 2 Cypriot recipes from “Falling Cloudberries”:
#15 Pitta Bread – Page 183
#16 Sheftalia (Mince Meat Parcels) – Page 179
served with tomatoes, lemon wedges, tzatziki, and tomato-sauce-for-Jono.
Pretty tired right now, so I do not have much to write – but I saw and worked with yeast for the first time ever today in making the pitta bread, and it was fun. The feel of warm foamy yeast and flour running over my fingers was simply amazing. I think I understand why, in this day and age of relatively affordable commercial bread, some people never give up baking their own.
The beginnings of pitta bread dough
Pitta bread dough! All cute and puffy.
Watermelon juice (Matt made this)
Dinner is served – and, big yay for John, Jono & Matt who make dinner more fun.