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Lemon yoghurt cake

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A birthday at work is a great excuse to cook a cake, and for me experiment with some fun ingredients. For this cake, I wanted to combine my love of two iconic Greek ingredients: lemon and yoghurt. The yoghurt adds creaminess and the lemon a great tart overtone that helps balance the sweetness.  
This light, moist cake is perfect for any morning tea because it's not too sweet and complements coffee and tea perfectly. While a little flat, it packs a punch. 

Ingredients:
Cake: 100g butter150g sugarLemon and zest of one lemon2 eggs1/2 cup thick vanilla yoghurt1/4 cup milk 175g self raising flour, sifted Glaze: 1 tablespoons yoghurt1 tablespoon of icing sugar1/2 teaspoon lemon1/2 teaspoon water, more if too thick (omit if running enough to pour over the cake)  Method: Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees fan-forced Cream the sugar and butterAdd the lemon and lemon zestBeat in the eggs, one at a time Add the eggs and milk Add the self-raising flour and mix thoroughlyGrease a small 15cm pan Po…

Yoghurt naan

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Naan to curry is what chocolate is to caramel, yoghurt is to honey, apple is to pork and butter is to bread - a match made in culinary heaven. It is a soft, pillow-like flatbread served either plain or sometimes with garlic or cheese.

However store bought naan can be doughy and dense, far from that perfect vessel for curry that you get when eating naan in a restaurant. 
This naan is simple, quick, light and complements any Indian curry perfectly. Its slight yoghurt tang stands up beautifully to a creamy butter chicken or hot vindaloo. 

Ingredients: 1 ½ cup self-raising flour¾ cup yoghurt1 tablespoon water½ tablespoon salt Method: Mix all the ingredients except the water together and until it forms a smooth dough (add a little more flour if too sticky or add the water if too dry)Divide dough into approximately 8 piecesRoll out dough into approximately 6 inch circlesHeat fry pan and once hot spray with oilCook each naan for approximately 1.5 minutes on each side or until brown spots appea…