Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
In the meantime, these homemade digestive biscuits are at least providing a bit of sustenance. I plan on serving them with some apple sauce- chances are slim he’ll it but I can’t help trying.
Mama’s Wholewheat Digestive Biscuits
3/4 cup wholewheat flour
1/4 cup instant oats
1/2 cup oat bran
1 teaspoon bi-carb soda
1/4 cup packed brown sugar or muscado
100gr salted organic butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons organic milk
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl
Add butter and mix with hands until a dough starts to form.
Add milk and mix well until you have a soft dough.
Wrap with plastic or place on a plate in a ball and leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes to harden.
Preheat oven to 180˚ C
Remove from fridge and roll out to about 3mm thickness.
Use circular cookie cutters.
Line or grease a baking pan and place biscuits 2-3 cm apart.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.
Let them cool before placing on a rack.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Breakfast Loaf
Sunday, May 23, 2010
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Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
1/2 cup warm water
3/4 packet granulated yeast (one heaping tsp)
1 tsp of flaked salt
1 lightly beaten egg
1/8 cup honey
1/8 cup of butter, measure and then melt
1 3/4 cups organic white flour
1 egg + 1 tbs milk, whisked
sesame and/or poppy seeds
Mix the yeast, water, salt, beaten egg, honey and butter and let sit for 2 minutes
Add the flour and mix with your hands until you have a wet dough.
Knead for about 5 minutes as best you can making the dough smoother, however it should be quite sticky and moist so it won’t become very elastic
Place in a bowl and cover with a wet, warm dish towel and let rise for 2-3 hours.
After rising pound it down with your hands, shape into a big ball and put a thin layer of flour on top (to lessen the stickiness) and seperate into three smaller balls. Roll the balls in long cylinders and attach at one end. Braid.
Place braided loaf on a greased or lined baking sheet and let it sit for another 30 minutes, while preheating the oven to 180˚C.
When it’s ready to put in the oven brush it over with the milky egg and sprinkle your desired seed preference on top.
Bake for 20-25 minutes in the oven.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
One of my kind and caring new york city readers, Julia, sent me this sweet and spicy recipe a while back. It is quick and easy, hearty yet refreshing and filled with vitamins, minerals and protein. I absolutely adore it and am so grateful she passed it on. Even the heaviest of meat-eaters will love this vegan delight! Canned black beans are hard to find in Australia. I have no idea why. You can only get organic varieties at health food stores, otherwise you can buy dried black beans in bulk. Just make sure to soak them in a bowl of hot water the morning of the day you plan on making the soup. This will speed up the cooking process.