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Monday, November 22, 2010

Sweet potato bake

Ingredients
  • 1..5 cup sweet potatoes boiled and diced
  • 1.5 cup apple diced
  • 1 ripe banana diced
  • 1 cup flour (wheat / multi grain/ maida as desired)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  •  2 -3 tablespoons butter or refined oil
  • raisins and nuts as desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon / 1 small stick 
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup milk
Directions 
Mix all fruits and sweet potatoes, add honey, cinnamon and milk and raisins and mix well, keep in an oven proof dish.
In a medium sized bowl, mix flour, nuts, sugar and oil, mix well. Spread over the mixture in the oven proof dish. Do not mix.
Bake at 180 degrees for 25-30 mins till top browns. Tastes awesome, we tried it tonight :)


Sunday, November 7, 2010

sweet whole wheat bread

 Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 .5 teaspoons baker's yeast
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 3.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1cup oatmeal
  • Optional- trail mix nuts- raisins, currants, anything you like!
Directions
  1. Heat the water just enough for the yeast, sprinkle the yeast  and mis the honey into it. Let is stay till the mixture is frothy, keep it in a warm place.
  2. Mix the flours in this mixture in a mixing bowl. Knead it well and keep in an oiled container. Cover with a damp towel and keep in a warm place, let rise until doubled in volume, about 45 minutes or more.
  3. Knead again and let rise for another 45 minutes. Knead again and keep in a greased loaf pan. I didn't have a loaf pan so I shaped them in loaves and wrapped in aluminium foil.
  4. Bake in the oven until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. We finished the two loaves for dinner, else can be stored wrapped in aluminium foil for later.