Monday, September 13

At My House + a recipe

Today I attempted to make some more yogurt, my third try but for some reason it's just not working for me so no pictures to show. Maybe fourth time lucky tomorrow, cross fingers;)

I made a card and wrapped my Spring Washer Swap gift (inspired wrapping from here) so it's ready to go into the mail tomorrow,

and after reading this ladies blog and seeing a Butter Chicken slow cooker recipe served with naan bread I just knew I had to give it a try. So this is my first go at naan bread and was a favourite with everyone and it worked!

To see what has been happening at other people's homes, stop by Lou's and check them out.

P.S. Here's the recipe for the Spelt Loaf I promised yesterday.

Spelt Loaf
3/4 cup warm milk
1 tablespoon caster sugar
7g sachet dried yeast
2 cups white spelt flour
2 cups wholemeal plain flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup warm milk
1/4 cup olive oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons honey
Extra flour for kneading
Melted butter, for greasing
Extra egg, lightly beaten

1. Put milk, sugar and yeast in a jug and whisk with a fork to combine. Stand jug in a warm place for 10 minutes or until bubbles form on the surface. Sift flours and salt into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre; add milk, oil, egg, honey and yeast mixture. Stir until well combined and a dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or until smooth. Put dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and put in a warm place for 1 hour or until well risen.
2. Preheat oven to 200 degree celsius. Brush an oven tray with butter. Punch down dough, knead for 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Form into a 15 x 7 cm high round and put on prepared tray. Cover with plastic wrap and leave in a warm place for 45 minutes or until well risen. Remove wrap, brush loaf top with egg and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until shiny brown and loaf wound hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack. Enjoy:)


  1. love that little button card Catherine, and the wrapping is so sweet!

  2. So sweet Catherine, thank you for the mention [link]. Oh my goodness, we are huge butter chicken with naan bread fans in this house. I will definitely be trying this!
    Have a great week.

  3. Oh my goodness, you made naan bread! I luuuuurve naan bread! I have never tried to make it though. Was is difficult? You have now inspired me :).

  4. Oh and I love the card and the wrapping paper, gorgeous!

  5. Who needs cook books with recipes like this !
    Thanks for posting the spelt loaf Catherine - I make bread but never a spelt - looks delicious.

    Naan bread is dangerous though - especially garlic - can't leave it alone :)

    Your wrapping is lovely - might have to steal that idea too (and the button card!

  6. Oh my goodness, your card is AMAZING!
    I love, love, love it! Great idea for wrapping too.
    Wow, you made naan bread, very impressive. I am sure it was delicious.

  7. never got the hang of yoghurt making either but people left lots of tips in the comments on my blog, take a look .. hope it helps xx

  8. That parcel looks amazing. I really love the addition of the buttons! I will definitely look at cooking your recipe. And wow, your naan bread looks fantastic too. Thank you too for your kind words on my blog. Pruxxx P.S. Keep on trying that yoghurt!!

  9. That parcel looks to lovely to unwrap. I was so disappointed to miss yet another swap! Love the card, such nice buttons

  10. Love the card because I love buttons. Interested how the yoghurt turns out because I have thought of making it. The bread looks yummy.

  11. I really need to give Naan bread a try. Thanks for the link. Your wrapping looks gorgeous!!

    Thanks so much for joining in again this week. Lou.

  12. Your naan bread looks yummmy - I'm going to attempt it this weekend too! - hope it turns out as well as yours!

    Oh and ....tag you're it!

    Come and see...

  13. I love that wrapping! Your Naan looks fabulous too...

  14. Love the wrapping ! I can almost smell that naan bread it looks so good , yum !

  15. Mmm...that all looks gorgeous and delicious, your parcel looks delightful and i can just about smell that naan ...mmmm!

  16. Hi Catherine, thanks for commenting on my blog. The wrapping and card are gorgeous, I'm sure the person receiving that gift will love it!

  17. What a beautifully wrapped gift Catherine - I love the card. Glad your Naan bread worked out - would love to give it a try but will wait for my taste to return - it's too depressing trying new recipes when you can't actually taste them :)

  18. that naan bread looks fantastic!
    we've made chapati before..yummm, not tried making naan though.

  19. Yummy yummy naan bread.
    I was taught to make roti when I was in India... but alas that was last millenium and I can't for the life of me remember how.

  20. I too love naan bread but have never made it but now just might give it a try. yours looks great & love the gorgeous wrapping and button card.


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