This year it became even more hectic as I decided to do a Mega BM in this space as well. I had listed some 8 themes, out of which we could take 4 themes. Since I was keen on doing an A to Z Order in Flatbreads, I picked up to make Flatbreads across the globe under four different themes.
I picked up Flatbreads that were Lunch Box Dishes (Elders), Indian Sweets, Street Food, Breakfasts. I gave my own twist to the Indian sweets and made 6 different Indian Sweet Flatbreads. If you have been a regular, then you would know my love for flatbreads and to create a series like this has been on my mind forever.
I am so glad I was able to successfully complete this. Before going into the recap, there are certain things I would like to share.
When I embarked on this journey to read and research different flatbreads across the globe, I came across different techniques, methods, and recipes. I tried my best to recreate the recipe, at places I may have cut corners, though I tried staying true to the recipe. It is impossible at a time when I am feeding the whole family and not everybody would like it.
So in most cases, my testers have always been my daughter, who is forever very supportive of trying out new dishes, my parents. Hubby dear never says no for to cook but would be happy if he can be exempted in certain bland tasting dishes. He loves spicy food, so I only serve him those that I feel are spicy enough.
Coming to the actual recipes, I always felt that in old days, because things weren’t there to ease the cooking, they used what was available. Doesn’t mean one should still try hard to follow those hard to follow techniques. This is just my view and no offense to those who make in those methods. Food and culture are what connect people. So I really enjoy reading about different cultures and dishes.
While I have not have been able to recreate a dish exactly the same way, I adapt to our taste, still, read, and enrich my knowledge. I am grateful for all those people who take the pains to record these recipes. At the same time, I would like to do those dishes in my kitchen with things available to me.
Vaishali asked me about the amount of All Purpose flour I must have used in this edition. I didn't even keep track as even some of the recipes listed out whole wheat flour, I went ahead using all purpose flour as that was the original flour used.
This journey has been an enriching one and I have enjoyed doing it, even though it has been a grueling month of work trying to get about 52 done. Hope all enjoyed it!
Before I talk about the dishes in this edition, some info about what's been happening since 2013:
April 2013 was weekly themes
September 2013 was ABC Cooking
April 2014 was Indian Food Odyssey
September 2014 was Around the world in 30 days
April 2015 was Fire up our Ovens
September 2015 was a Buffet On Table
April 2016 was a Journey through the Cuisines
September 2016 was Cooking Carnival!
April 2017 was AtoZ Baking around the World
September 2017 was Protein Rich Dishes (My choice was AtoZ Bengali Sweets)
In A to Z International Flatbread
Hope you all enjoyed as much I did, making all these dishes.