Oh, Saint Ela.....
How you make such evil things....
Chakchouka breakfast, bread that's "too warm" to slice.... evil, evil, evil!
Seriously, I'm glad you are here, you are an inspiration. Everything you do is beautiful in it's simplicity.
Some things not so simple. Like Bread! yum yum yum.
Good luck in the TD! (not that you'll need a lick of it)....
On a serious note Iím blushing here
Iím glad I have inspired some THP members to try to bake some breads. I believe in simplicity and to be honest I donít like to use to many ingredients just to make a one tasty family meal. No need for it.
Ela, My Ela...your food is divine! May I ask one favor? I don't know if it's possible, but you and Omri write of such marvels, but I can't pronounce any of them! Is there anyway to add a pronunciation after the name of it? That breakfast you made is something I'd be willing to kick SD out of the kitchen to make myself!!!! As for your bread...sublime. I still use a bread machine for mixing because the dough on my hands queebs me out - but you know what?....You're about 4 posts away from convincing me to do it!!! That might be one of my goals this winter! You bake like my grandma used to - by touch and texture. Lost art in my opinion. You are a bakery goddess!
CJ Iím honored to be part of THP that I could share my humble cooking/baking knowledge with all of you. This forum helped me out to venture into new cooking areas and explore new flavors that I never was open to try before. As of adding English pronunciation of Middle Eastern/Eastern European dishesÖwell in the future I would do my best. For a start I would recommend you to check this web site that could help you out a bit http://www.babylon.com/definition/CHAKCHOUKA/EnglishHopefully that in between Omri and I we would keep you all busy with recipes, pics and history of food from our neck of the woods.
Make sure to store you bread machine and get you fingers into the bread dough. That is the only way you or anybody else would learn how to feel dough by touch. Iím only PM away and would be willing to help out as long Scov would stop wearing your undergarments. Sorry couldn't help it.
P.S. - the Beef Stifado turned out interesting. Not pic worthy - yet! Now that I have a good idea what it is, I'll do some research and tweak the recipe a bit. But definitely worth the exploration!!!!
Cant wait to see some pics. Good luck with experimenting and TD