Yes, given how much I love flatbread, I had to do a month long A to Z on International Flatbreads. The idea for this was almost instant when I realized I mostly let this space idle while I am doing a Mega BM on Spice your Life! during April and September.
I know I may sound crazy but coming up with something like this was the best thing I could’ve thought of. The list was done almost instantly, even though I have so many flatbreads already done. I tried my best to keep away from Indian flatbreads other than those required ones.
Since Flatbread was not part of the themes, I had to select those which fell under 4 themes mentioned. On top, I had to make sure I followed the 6 dishes per week, with 8 for the last week. I took advantage of sprinkling the themes across the weeks as they went in A to Z order.
Sub themes of the Flatbreads
I chose to do Lunch Box Dishes, Indian Sweets, Street Food, Breakfasts (International or Indian), with some twists in the themes. Overall, I enjoyed this theme so much that I was only too happy with the theme we selected for September!
I had to redo a couple of the flatbreads because it paired with the theme I was doing on Spice your Life! One because I didn’t check properly if it was already done, though I always had a vague doubt about it. Anyway, all in all, this was an excellent exercise.
I am very fond of putting everything on a spreadsheet and planning it well ahead, even though cooking might happen in a hurry. I had a detailed list where I paired similar dishes to be done on the same day with similar ingredients. It really helped me complete 7 to 8 dishes at a time.
The weekends over the last month has been very hectic with this marathon cooking. I have concluded I work best when I am pressured for time. The only drawback being I am lost for ideas for clicking. Since much effort is spent planning the cooking, I get so tired when it comes to clicking.
Most times the alphabets were random, so I was okay with repeating some of the sides and props. Even then I won’t be surprised if consecutive days come up with the same props.
I hope everybody will enjoy reading on these Internation Flatbreads as much I have enjoyed cooking them.