Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Recipe Stash

I realized that over the course of the years I have accumulated soooo many recipes - some saved in my email as drafts, some as links, some as magazine clippings, some in the form of facebook posts and still more in the form of the numerous sites and blogs I have subscribed to and do not have the heart to unsubscribe!! So, this year I decided that it's high time we get into action and at least scratch the surface of the recipe stash and try some of the stuff

The first is a healthy fruity semolina bread that I tried

I got this recipe from a facebook group called Homebaker's Guild. This is a heavy bread with the goodness of fruit and nuts, semolina, coconut flour. 

Here's the recipe:
Ingredients: All Purpose Flour - 1 cup; Semolina (Sooji)- 1 cup; Coconut Flour - 1/2 cup; Whole Wheat Flour - 1-1/2 cups; Baking Soda - 1-1/2 tsp; Salt - 1 tsp; Goji Berries - 1/4 cup; Dried Cranberries - 1/4 cup; Crushed Almonds - 1/4 cup; Honey - 1/4 cup; Eggs - 2 (I used buttermilk instead); Melted Butter - 1/4 cup (I used olive oil); Yogurt (Dahi) - 2-1/2 cups; Beetroot Pulp - 1/4 cup 

1. In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients and fruits. (1-9)
2. In another bowl mix together all the wet ingredients. (10-14)
3. Mix the two together into a nice ball of dough.
4. Form a rough ball of dough and place in a Dutch oven/ Ceramic pot / Earthern Pot (mitti). 
5. Optional step - Put a cross on it with a knife. 
6. Bake covered with aluminum foil in a pre heated oven at 220 degrees C for 20 mins. Then uncover it and bake for another 

20-25 mins. Check your loaf and bake accroding to your oven.
7. Cool it and dig in!

1. If you don't have coconut flour, use dessicated coconut or whole wheat flour
2. Replace eggs with 1 banana for a sweet version or 3/4 cup of buttermilk (milk + vinegar)
3. Replace beetroot with spinach or carrot

Being summer in this part of the globe, next is a summer cooler. I have been wanting to try my hand at veggie juices/coolers
Here's a cucumber-lemon-mint cooler with no sugar. Just blend all the ingredients with a tsp of honey and serve chilled.. as simple as that!! 

Do try these and hope you like them. That's all today folks.. will be back soon with more recipes and stitchy updates.
Till then.. take care.. be happy.. keep stitching.. Au Revoir!!

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