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All Wrapped Up

Updated: Jun 1, 2022

What exactly is a Wrap?

Lovely food, all wrapped up

Well, essentially, it's another version of a sandwich. With a sandwich you have food between two slices of bread – or on one slice of bread if you’re Scandinavian, and call it an open sandwich!

Wraps started becoming popular around the 1900’s and that popularity has spread to different parts of the world.

The principle of the wrap is a very ancient one. It’s using bread as a carrier for other food. After all, that's what a pizza is. In Middle Eastern culture, for centuries, they have used bread to scoop up sauce. In Mediaeval England, you might have eaten your food off a trencher. That a bit like having a loaf of bread sliced in half lengthways, the middle part scooped out, and then filled with other food.

A wrap does what it says on the tin, if you see what I mean. It literally ‘wraps’ food in bread and makes it easier to eat.

Here is how you can use it and how simple ingredients can be so versatile. So, here’s what we did. We took: 50g of Oatmeal - 100ml of Milk - Pinch of Salt - 2 Medium Eggs.

This is just an example (we're not chefs) please get as creative as you like!

We then made this:

After which we played around. We dropped to one egg and increased to 100g of oatmeal, and …... fell in love

So much so that we then did this:

Go to work on an egg

It’s an incredibly versatile recipe, you can make it and keep it in the fridge for a couple of days – so no wastage there. It’s tasty and it’s healthy.

On top of which, you can change oatmeal to oat flour (GF available).

Pick your own filling

and with: 100g flour, 150 ml of milk, 1 egg and a pinch of salt, you can make this.

How do you cook them? Just like a pancake. Get that pan out and test those flipping it over skills.

The Bay Health Festivals have one very simple aim: rediscovering the art of living well. 2022 is our 6th year running the Health Festival in partnership with the NHS and various local organisations. We hope that you like our recipe, have a practice and send us your ideas and pictures. That way we can rediscover the art of living well together.

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