Monday 28 May 2018

Multi Cereal French Bread

10 Grain Hot Cereal is a unique blend of flavorful whole grains that is packed with nutrition. This wonderful cereal contains wheat, corn, rye, triticale, oats, soy beans, millet, barley, brown rice, oat bran and flaxseed. Most refined grains lose 78% of their filling, heart-healthy fiber as well as half its vitamins and minerals in the milling process. So make sure that your bread or bread product says it is 100% whole wheat or 100% whole grain rather than just "wheat bread" or "multigrain bread".

This loaf is magnificent; everything you want in a homemade bread. It’s, Seriously simple, Tender on the inside, Crusty on the outside, Loaded with whole grains, Seedy, Dreamy & Perfect.
This makes the perfect bread for toast, sandwiches, french toast, and everything in between. We had our breakfast with these french loafs by topping some strawberry jam and peanut butter. Loved the taste of freshly baked Multi cereal french bread.

This post is contributed to our #146th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop event.. And this time we all are back with #Bread recipes. check out the recipe below and try to make your own hand made multi cereal french bread.


1/2 cup unsweetened multi-grain cereal
2 cups boiling water
1 envelope dry yeast
4 1/3 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
2 teaspoons flax seeds
2 cups water


1. Place cereal in large bowl. Pour 2 cups boiling water over. keep it aside for 20 minutes.

2. Sprinkle yeast over cereal. Add 1 cup bread flour, oil, sugar and salt and stir until smooth.

3. Gradually mix in enough remaining bread flour to form dough. Cover dough; let rest 15 minutes.
Turn out dough onto floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, adding more flour if sticky, about 10 minutes.

4. Oil large bowl. Add dough to bowl; turn to coat. Cover bowl with clean kitchen towel. Let dough rise in warm area until doubled, about 1 hour.

5. Mix all seeds in bowl. Punch down dough. Turn out onto lightly oiled surface. Knead briefly. Shape into loaf.Sprinkle baking sheet with 2 teaspoons seeds. Place loaf atop seeds. Cover with towel. Let rise in warm area until almost doubled, about 30 minutes.

6. Position 1 oven rack in center and 1 just below center in oven. Place baking pan on lower rack and preheat oven to 180 degree. Brush loaf with water. Sprinkle with remaining seed mixture. Using sharp knife, cut 3 diagonal slashes in surface of loaf. Place baking sheet with loaf in oven. Immediately pour 2 cups water into hot pan on lower rack in oven (water will steam).
Bake loaf until golden and crusty and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool.


Monday 21 May 2018

Mini Peanut butter Cake

This easy to make incredibly delicious treat will become your favorite cake everrrrr! 

I used my easy one bowl Best Chocolate Cake recipe, topped it with peanut butter straight from the jar. This peanut butter cake is so delicious. This mini cake is so cute to present when its a birthday or its just a treat to friends. My daughter loved this cake a lot, She just finish this cake in one timeeeee. It was treat for her and I'm glad that she enjoyed it. Check out the recipe below.


200g Butter, Softened, plus extra for greasing
3 tbsp Smooth peanut butter, plus 2 tbsp for the middle
200g golden caster sugar
150g Pot natural yogurt
200g All Purpose Flour
50g Crushed Salted roasted peanuts
1 Tbsp Icing sugar
2 tbsp Milk


Butter non-stick Mini sandwich tin and line with circle of Baking paper. Using electric hand beaters, beat the Butter, Peanut Butter, Sugar and Yogurt together until smooth and creamy. Fold in the flour, then split the mix between the tin, using a spatula to get every last bit. Bake for 30 mins until risen and golden.

Meanwhile, toss the Salted peanuts and Icing sugar with 1/2 tsp water until well coated and Claggy. Spread over a non-stick baking sheet. When the cake is ready, leave it to cool for 5 mins in the tin, then turn onto a cooling rack to cool completely. 

Then roast the nuts for 10 mins, Tossing them a couple of times until golden and coated in a shiny caramel. Pour the caramel on cake and coat with crushed roasted peanuts. 


Monday 14 May 2018

Misal pav

One of the most famous of Maharashtrian recipes, Misal is a scrumptious cocktail of savories and sprouts! Wholesome and tasty sprouts are cooked with tangy tomatoes and pungent onions, not to forget the spice powders and the special coconut-onion based misal masala! All of this is further enhanced with chivda, potatoes and other appropriate ingredients to make a sumptuous accompaniment for laddi pav. The best part about Misal is that it suits breakfast, dinner and any other time you wish to have it.

This is our 144th #Foodiemonday Bloghop event, and we are back with #Maharashtriancuisine. Here contributing this recipe of Misal Pav which I adopted from Tarla Dalal's recipe. Check out the recipe below and enjoyy the flavor of maharashtra.


For The Misal Masala

1 tbsp oil
1/4 cup thinly sliced onions
1/4 cup grated dry coconut
2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 cloves
3 peppercorns
25 mm stick cinnamon
2 whole dry kashmiri red chilies
3 garlic cloves

For The Misal

3 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup matki sprouts
1/2 cup safed vatana sprouts
1/2 cup moong sprouts
2 tbsp chawli sprouts
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
salt to taste

For Serving
1/2 cup mixed chivda
1/2 cup potatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
4 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
8 laddi pavs
4 lemon wedges


For the misal masala

1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and coconut and dry roast on
    a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
2. Add all the remaining ingredients and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool completely.
4. Once cooled, blend in a mixer to a smooth powder without using
5. Any water. Keep aside.

For the Misal

1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to
    2 minutes.
3. Add the prepared misal masala and sauté on a medium flame for 1 more minute.
4. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder and a little water (approx. 1 tbsp), mix well
    and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
5. Add the matki, safed vatana, moong and chawli sprouts and mix well.
6. Add 2 cups of hot water and salt, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
7. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
8. Add the chilli powder, 1/2 cup of water and coriander, mix well and simmer for 3 to
   4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

How to proceed

1. Just before serving pour 1/4 of the misal in a serving bowl, sprinkle 2 tbsp of
   mixed farsaan, 2 tbsp of batata poha, 2 tbsp of onions and 1 tbsp of coriander over it.
2. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more servings.
3. Serve immediately with laddi pavs and lemon wedges.