Bill and I have just come back from a fab trip to Uzbekistan, and I have brought home some special souvenirs. (I do try not to get carried away with shopping when we are travelling as I need more stuff in Pinks Barn – not!)
We thoroughly enjoyed the food we were served throughout the holiday and, as a result, I went off to the real market (not the one for tourists) and treated myself to some new skewers and some bread markers. You can see these unusual baking accessories in the pictures. The market was just a joy – heaving with locals and full of colour and the scent of fruit and spices. I love a market!
We had been given bread with some of our meals and it was very nice (too nice), like a flat bread but slightly oilier. The breads were marked with pretty patterns, and I thought it would be fun to try this at home. These wood and metal pin things were available to buy in the souvenir shops at quite a price.
On our last day, before travelling to Tashkent for our flight home, I went shopping in the local market and could not believe my luck. I bought eight skewers for £1.50 (we thought they were £15.00 to start with as the currency was challenging to manage) and I found bread markers at a fraction of the cost seen elsewhere.
I made the flat breads in the pictures with 350 grams of self-raising flour and the same of plain yoghurt with salt to taste. The they are cooked in a skillet or hot frying pan. Lovely with spicy food…