Wednesday, February 22, 2017

No knead crusty sour bread

Love the pores

Amazing taste and texture
Yummy with butter and wild berry preserve
Came across a recipe that inspired me to try making this version that's healthy, flavorful and so easy to bake. Making it was exciting. Takes few hours of waiting but totally worth it. Looking forward to expanding further in the next one.


1.5 cups white flour
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
10 gms instant dry yeast
1.5 tsp salt
3 tbsp milk powder
3 tbsp oil/butter
1.5 cups of warm milk and water mixed

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add warmed mixture of milk and water. Its going to be very wet, but that is exactly how we want it.
  3. Do not over mix it but just such that the loose dough is made.
  4. Use 2 tbsp oil to get it all together.
  5. Clear up the sides, all this should take you just about 4 - 5 mins.
  6. Use another tbsp oil on the top to prevent it from drying it up.
  7. Keep it covered in a warm place for about 2-3 hours.
  8. Grease a loaf pan or line with baking paper, slightly grease it.
  9. Pour the batter slowly into this and use a bit of oil to smoothen it.
  10. Keep it covered up in a warm place for at least another 5 - 10 hours or even longer. This makes the dough develop big pockets of air which shall make it lighter and sour/ extra fermented.
  11. The longer this stays out, the more sour it gets. So its up to us. I left it for about 9 hours and loved the sour after taste.
  12. Preheat oven to 200 Deg C. Brush the top of the dough with milk, make a slit if you like.
  13. Put the loaf pan into the oven. And leave it to bake until its a good golden brown on top and sounds hollow when you knock on top. 
  14. Remove and brush with butter. Cool on a rack.
  15. Slice and enjoy with butter, I loved it with wild berry jam and butter.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

German onion cake (Modified)

A great hit with everyone. I modified it for my kitchen and is high on taste.
2 cups flour 
1 tsp salt
1 tsp instant yeast 
2 tbsp oil 
Warm water to knead 
1/4 cup thick curd/ cream cheese
2 sliced onions 
Italian herbs 
Crushed pepper
1/4 cup grated cheese

1. Mix flour with salt and yeast. Add warm water and knead the dough. 
2. Add oil and make into a ball and keep to prove it. 
3. Roll the dough on a baking tray. 
4. Spread yoghurt or cream cheese. 
5. Top with onions. 
6. Put seasonings. 
7.  Top with cheese and put into a preheated oven at 200 deg C and bake for about 20 mins. 
8. Cut and serve. 

Protein punch salad

At times I just like to eat my salad with a slice of bread and make it work like a brunch. Try this protien packed meal that is satisfying and extremly healthy with carbs, proteins, nuts,fruits and vegetables.

1 cup Moong sprouts
1/2 cup anar
1/2 chopped bell pepper
1/2 chopped apple
few raisins
2 tbsp mixed seeds
1 toasted bread cut into small cubes
1/4 cup chopped paneer pieces

Juice of half orange
Juice of half lemon
1 tsp chaat masala
1/2 rock salt
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste

1. Toss all the ingredients for salad on the top except bread.
2. Put all the ingredients for dressings and whisk well.
3. Toss all together and pour into a bowl lined with lettuce and chill.
4. Throw the bread pieces over and serve chilled.

German potato salad

Lucious and cold potato salad
A mild, flavourful salad that is satisfying with its tangy tastes and is great on a summer afternoon lunch. A favourite with all age groups. Have it cold preferably.

500 gms boiled and sliced potatoes
1 sliced onion
1 cup or veg broth/water
1 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp pepper crushed
Herbs of choice (oregano, chopped spring onions)
2 tbsp oil

1. In a bowl put the potatoes. 
2. Mix oil with broth, salt and seasonings.
3. Toss all well. At this point it should be watery.
4. Chill and serve.