These days, I am into this wonderful phase of cooking where I am trying to cut down sugar, all-purpose flour, and preservative-laden supermarket staples. I am a big fan of Jamie Oliver and his style of cooking which stresses the importance of local and fresh foods. His method is clean and simple.
Another favourite of mine in Rujuta Diwekar. I just love her ideology. Her idea is to have food which is seasonal, local, and fresh. These two are the torch bearers of revolution in my kitchen. With their ideology and trying to do as much as I can, I am trying a more rustic and wholesome way of cooking and eating.
With proper planning, I am trying to make breakfast as healthy as possible, and for that, I have created a menu of idli, upma, poha, eggs, and chia puddings and smoothies. I know with kids it can be difficult to sustain this, but my goal is to push ourselves for these food habits. The only relief is that my kids are not very big on sugar and junk food.
Bread is a staple in every household. Most of the people think that if we are buying multigrain or whole grain bread then it is good. No!!! It’s not true. If you see the contents on the pack and find a few alien ingredients that you cannot identify or pronounce, then it is not worth eating.
Here I am writing a recipe which is really really easy and in under an hour, you have your bread. Please try it and give your feedback.
Whole wheat flour(I have used organic whole wheat flour )-4 cups
Instant yeast -11 grams(I have packs of 7 grams ,so I used one and 70 percent of the second.)
Salt -1 teaspoon.
Honey -2 teaspoon.
Warm water -2 cups
Mix all the dry ingredient together.
Mix warm water and honey.
Mix flour mixture with honey water.
It will be a pancake batter kind of texture. you don’t have to knead or over mix it.
Use a whisker /fork.
If your mixture looks dry add little more warm water.
Pour the mixture in your bread pan.
Let it rise for 20 minutes.
Preheat your oven on 390 f.
Bake for 35 -40 minutes .
Check with a tooth pick.
Let it cool for at least 30 minutes. Then remove it from the pan .
Slice it when its on room temperature.
Enjoy with a topping of your choice.
Note–Bread making is not difficult but it comes with trial and error . Remember Practice makes a great baker.