Thursday, 27 February 2014

Apricot Muesli Bread

IMG_1472  The making of muesli bread

This is the second muesli bread that I made.
The bread was too hard for the first trial.

The muesli I used  was kept in the fridge and those dried fruit become drier and hard. So, I needed to add some more liquid in the dough in order to let those dried fruit to absorb some liquid so that they could be softer after baking.
If you use muesli in room temperature, less liquid ( be it milk , juice or water) is used, I guess.

I used Dorset Cereal Muesli to bake this muesli bread.

Muesli Bread:

A) Yeast dough : ( Mix well , leave for 15 mins)
100 g high protein flour
20 g brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp bread machine yeast ( although I didn't use bread machine)
100 ml water

B) Flour dough :
200 g high protein flour
100 g muesli ( it is drier, from the fridge)
2 tbsp (=30 g) milk powder
30 g brown sugar
60 g butter ( room temperature)
80 ml water ( 50 ml water is added for the first time, 10 ml was added each time. Control the liquid used if muesli is in room temperature)
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp nutmeg powder

100 g chopped dried apricot 

1. Dough  A + dough B---- knead for 20 mins. 
2. Proof  ( mixture 1) for one and a half hour (1 1/2 hour).
3. Roll flat the dough at least 2 times after 1 1/2 hour of proofing.
4. + chopped dried apricot. Knead for 10 mins.
5. Shape it in the bread pan. Proof for 1 hour again.
6. Brush water on top of the dough before baking.
7. Oven temperature : 180 C. 
     Baking time : 45 -50 mins.

IMG_1475 Muesli bread,the second proofing

After the second proofing ........before going into the oven.
IMG_1477 Muesli bread before baking

I didn't get the photo shoot after the bread was done because it was late night.
Breakfast : Apricot muesli bread with butter -  the next day

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Vegetarian Meal


I would like to be a vegetarian, sometimes.
I feel "lighter" through the "purification" of body by eating vegetable only.
It takes simple cooking method to complete the whole process : saute the vegetables.

Vegetarian Recipe:
A segment of aubergine
A segment of cucumber (without the seeds)
Some four-angled beans
Chinese parsley
2 small green chilli ( if you like it hot)

A pinch of salt

1. Saute aubergine and cucumber since they needs long time to be soft. Add 1/4 cup of water to simmer until the aubergine becomes soft.
2. + four-angled beans and chilli + salt +  Chinese parsley.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Chilli Tuna Spaghetti

IMG_1369 Chilli tuna spaghetti
It is an easy and simple meal : Chilli Tuna Spaghetti.
Chilli Tuna is canned food.
What I need to do it to cut a spoonful of carrot, onions and some chilli.

Chilli Tuna Spaghetti :
A canned of chilli tuna.

Chopped and Cut:
a spoonful of carrot
half an onion
half a chilli 
some garlic

1. Heat oil in frying pan.
2. Fry onion + garlic + chilli.
3. Pour the chilli tuna into the frying pan. Stir fry the mixture. 
4. + 30 ml water. Cover the chilli tuna mixture for 2 mins.
5. *  No seaoning is added as the chilli tuna is tasty enough.

What I have found in the canned. IMG_1372 Chilli in the " Chicken"brand chilli tuna

Friday, 20 December 2013

Simple Curry Sardine with Brinjal

There are two "simple" in a dish.
If cooking curry sardine only, it seems it would be "too simple" without any potatoes.

So, I added some brinjals as a side dish but I didn't have to cook the brinjal separately.
That's the other "simple" meant.

Recipe :  Simple Curry Sardine and Brinjal
1 chopped onion ( as big as a golf ball )
5  chopped cloves garlic
2 sprigs curry leaves
2 stalks lemongrass ( pound slightly)
4 small red chilli
1 tbsp curry powder

1 canned of sardine ( 230g)

salt and pepper

1. Fry chopped garlic and onion until fragrant.
2. + curry powder + curry leaves + red chilli + lemongrass+
3. + brinjal + 1/2 cup water + sardine.
4. Cook until the brinjal become soft.
5. + seasoning to suit your own taste.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Carrot ,Cucumber and Mango Pickles

This is neighbour's mango tree.
Something I can make from these mangoes is carrot, cucumber and mango pickles.
Simple ingredients but  "bon appetit". 

1 carrot
1 cucumber
half of an onion , slices
1 raw mango
4 small green chilli

1/2 tsp salt 
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp fish sauce
4 tbsp vineger 

Vegetarian dinner with pok choy and pickles

IMG_2735 Mangoes
Mango leaf

Fern grows on mango tree.
IMG_0797 Fern grows on a mango tree branch
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