SPINACH ‘N’ TAHINI BUNS


The glisten of the spinach leaves in my culinary

patch attracted me to make this for breakfast

today .

In regular , I make it a point to plan breakfast

for the next day, as I don’t like to rise with

confusions of what to make the next day .

As planned it was cinnamon buns for the

morning .The habit of watering my plants early

in the morning diverted the plans from sweet

to savoury.As it was Sunday, and that too a

lockdown Sunday I didn’t mind the change.

Anyway…let’s get into the recipe now .

INGREDIENTS

3 cups wheat flour

1 cup fine semolina ( rawa)

2 tsp.yeast

1 cup spinach leaves ( ground)

1 tblsp.curd

1/4 cup oil / 50 gm butter

Enough lukewarm water to bind .

1 tsp salt

METHOD

Mix all together with lukewarm water, and set

aside for 30 minutes.

Once it is double in size ,roll into one big circle,

spread the tahini paste on one side and roll to

make a single roll. Cut into portions,press

lightly , and place on a greased tray .

Brush the tops with egg yolk,and bake in 200C

oven for 25-30 minutes.

TAHINI PASTE

1 cup sesame seeds ( toasted)

2-3 tblsp olive oil

2 tblsp chilli flakes

1 tsp lime juice

Salt to taste

Grind the sesame seeds, oil,and salt to a paste .

Add chilli flakes and lime juice.

Apply the mixed paste on one side of the dough

This recipe is another innovation of mine , so

do send in your comments, and suggestions!

WHEAT FLOUR BREAD


This bread is made with wheat flour and a

handful of all purpose flour .

If you are using rapid yeast, not much of

kneading is required .Soft,fragrant wheat bread

is always baked in my home , and I do not buy

bread.

To the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

3 cups wheat flour

2 tsp yeast

1 tblsp.sugar ( preferably brown)

2 tblsp milk powder/ milk

1 egg ( optional)

50gm butter

Lukewarm water to bind the dough

METHOD

You can mix all the ingredients together and

bind to a sticky dough.

Allow to rise,knead for 10 minutes on a floured

board (count to 50 turns of dough for best

results).

If you have a Kitchen Aid it will do the trick.

Separate into 2 loaves and drop into greased

loaf pans (I used coconut oil ).

Let it rise for another time .

Brush the tops with egg yolk , and bake in a

200C oven for 20 -30 minutes .

Remove from pan and allow to cool .Cut into

slices.

Note: You could include flax seed powder to the dough or add flax seeds for that extra crunch

DINNER ROLLS


Dinner rolls with a white sauce garlicky smear!

When it comes to bread or pizza dough , I don’t

follow recipe,it’s the amount my eye ,mind,and

hand actions direct me !😃

So,it’s like winding my brain to write the

recipe .

This was a more than quick dinner . All done

within 45 minutes.Thanks to my mixer. The

result was ”super soft”.

This time I tried adding a little curd ,but it

didn’t seem to give vast changes.

Anyway ,to the recipe now .

INGREDIENTS( 8-9 portions)

4-5 cups flour

Lukewarm water (1 cup)

Lukewarm milk(1/2 cup)

2 tsp yeast

2 tsp sugar

2 tblsp curd

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tsp salt.

METHOD

Add a little lukewarm water into the mixing

bowl,and add sugar and yeast.Sprinkle 2-3

tblsp of flour ,cover and allow to ferment .

Once you see the bubbles,add the rest of the

ingredients except oil and knead well.

Next ,add olive oil and knead well (when you

pull the flour with your hands it should not

snap)

Even if the flour is sticky do not add more flour

(You can adjust after the dough rises)

Cover and allow to rise double ( in a warm

place)

After the rise ,just add some flour onto a

kneading board , divide into portions .

Makes shapes of your choice,and allow to rise

in the baking tray.

Brush the tops with egg yolks and bake in a hot

200C oven for 20- 25 minutes.

For the garlic smear

25 gm butter

1 tsp flour

4-5 tblsp milk

1 green chilli /chilli flakes(I used pickledgreen

chillies)

1 tsp finely chopped garlic

Salt to taste

You can add herbs ( thyme ,parsley)if you like

Method

Heat butter , add garlic and flour , and the milk

till it lightly thick .

Smear this on the hot bread and serve.

You can add cheese for a variation

CHEESE ‘N’SPINACH WHEAT FLOUR BUNS


Buns for a meal is comfort food .Less hassle in

serving and eating it too….. I used cream

cheese and cheddar cheese ( unprocessed),but

if you want more richer flowing cheese ,do use

Mozzarella cheese.

The filling is only a mix in a bowl,so it’s easy

and quick to make .

One healthy point I would like to highlight :

Please do not use processed cheese.

INGREDIENTS

4 cups wheat flour

1/2 cup all purpose flour ( optional)

2 tsp rapid rise yeast / dry yeast

1/2 cup lukewarm water

2 tsp sugar

1 egg

2-3 tblsp olive oil

1 tsp salt.

METHOD

First mix yeast ,sugar and warm water together

Once you see it has risen to a bubbly mix,only

then mix in the ingredients,except oil .

Mix well to bind to a soft sticky dough ( use

warm water to bind).

Now add the olive oil ,and knead for (10

minutes in mixer,15-20 minutes if you are

mixing by hand). Cover and set aside to rise

double.

After the rise,punch the dough down,and

lightly knead for 5 minutes .Cover and start

making the filling.

For the filling

Any cheese you like.

A bunch of Palak/spinach leaves cut.

2 green chillies chopped fine ( I used pickled

green chillies )

A little grated nutmeg

Pepper and salt to your taste.

1/2 tsp cummin seed powder. ( optional)

Method

Mix all the ingredients together and use as

filling.

Divide portions of the dough.Roll lightly and

keep filling and make your desired shape and

style.

Brush the tops with beaten egg yolk

Bake at 200C for 20 minutes!