Wheat Bread

5:15 AM Add Comment

                                                                      Wheat Bread



Ingredients :

Whole wheat flour : 1 1/2 cup 
All purpose flour ( maida) : 3/4 cup
Milk powder : 1/4 cup
Dry yeast : 2  tsp
Powdered jaggery : 2 tsp
Salt : 3/4 tsp
Butter : 2 tsp 
 oil : 3 tsp
Warm water : 1  cup ( may require little more or less )

Recipe :
1. Take yeast & jaggery in bowl.
2. Add 1/2 cup warm water in yeast & sugar mixture.
3. Keep aside for 5 - 10 minutes.
4. You will observe bubbles & mixture will be fluffy.
5. Add salt, melted butter, wheat flour, milk powder & maida . Mix to prepare a nice dough.
6. Transfer the dough on clean greased platform. Knead the dough about 10 min. till it becomes elastic.Use  oil as required. 3 tsp will be good enough.  
7. Prepare a soft dough  & keep in a big bowl .Cover the bowl  . Let it rest for 1 hour.
8. After 1 hour the dough will be double of original size.
9. After 1 hour punch the dough & again knead for 2-3 minutes.
10. Prepare the shape of the loaf in a greased loaf pan. Here I used round mould.
11. Again keep it for proving till it doubles.
12. After proving  apply  little water on the top so that it will not be dry.
13. Sprinkle sesame seeds on the top if you like. You can use oats or mixed herbs also.
14. Bake the loaf in preheated oven at180 C for 25 to 30  minutes or till it turns brown.
15. Apply butter on the bread when it is hot.
   Enjoy hot home made soft loaf bread  with maska!!!


Bourbon biscuits

4:39 AM Add Comment

 

Children's favorite home made bourbon biscuits !!


Ingredients :
For biscuits :
All purpose flour  ( maida ): 1 cup
Butter : 3 tbsp
Desi ghee : 2 tbsp
Cocoa powder : 2 tbsp
Powdered Sugar : 1/4 cup
Milk : 3 tsp ( use milk at room temperature )
Baking powder : 1/2 tsp
Vanilla essence : 1/2 tsp
Salt : A small pinch ( If you are using salted butter do not add salt )
Granulated sugar to sprinkle.

For cream :
Ingredients :
Butter : 2 tbsp
Cocoa powder : 3 tbsp
powdered sugar or castor sugar : 3 tbsp
Milk : 1 tsp
Mix all the ingredients together except milk. Add milk as required.
Do not make cream loose. Otherwise it will come out from biscuits.

Recipe for biscuits :
1. Add butter & ghee in a bowl. Add sugar & beat till the mixture becomes light.
2.Sieve all purpose flour, cocoa powder & baking powder in the same bowl.
3. Add vanilla essence. Add 2 tsp milk.
4. Mix all properly to make a smooth dough. If required add little milk.
5. Keep the dough in the fridge for an hour.
6. Take out the dough out from fridge. Roll it with pin using butter paper. 
7. Cut the biscuits in long shape. Make holes above them with tooth peek.
8. Sprinkle some granulated sugar on the biscuits.
9. Bake in preheated oven  at 170 C for 12 minutes.
10. Cool the biscuits completely.
11. Apply cream in between 2 biscuits & press gently. 
      Your bourbon biscuits are ready.
Above measurement yields about 12 biscuits.
    
Enjoy with hot ginger tea or coffee. 

 

Vegetable stew

1:32 AM Add Comment

               Vegetable stew 



Ingredients :
All veggeis cut in dices
1. Cali flower  : 1/2 cup
2.  Onion   :  1/4 cup
3. French beans : 1/4 cup
4. Carrot   :  1/4 cup
5. Green paper : 1/4 cup
6. Paneer or Tofu : 1/4 cup
7. Potato   :  1/4 cup
8. Green peas : 1/4 cup
9. Coconut oil : 1 tbsp
10. Cinnamon   : 1 inch stick
11. Cloves  : 2
12. cardamom : 1 
13. green chilies : 2 
14. Coconut milk : 1 cup thick & 1 cup thin
15. Rice flour : 1 tbsp
16. Salt : as per taste
17. : spinach : 1/4 cup ( optional )
You can use any veggies you like.
      

Recipe :
1. Add coconut oil in a thick pan.
2. Add cinnamon, cloves, green chilies & cardamom when oil becomes hot ( not very hot )
3. Saute for a minute. Add onion, carrot & potato.
4. Keep the lid till they become little soft.
5. Add cali flower, green paper & peas.
6. Add 1/2 cup of water & cover with lid.
7. When all the veggies become soft add paneer or tofu.
8. Add salt as per taste.
9. Prepare a paste of rice flour with  thin coconut milk .Add this paste to above veggies.
10.Mix properly &  let it cook properly.
11.Add thick coconut milk & turn off the gas.
12 Serve hot with rice or garlic bread !!