Nausheen Fatima

Nausheen Fatima

Friday, 28 April 2017 00:00

Easy Whole Wheat Bread

This is a very easy recipe with a few ingredients. The procedure seems a bit long, but it is just fermentation time, and you can make this bread while doing other chores. The best thing is that you get two loaves in one recipe. I usually freeze one loaf after cutting into slices.

2-1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons yeast
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
1 tablespoon salt
6 to 6-1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1. Add the yeast to the warm water in the bowl of your standing mixer/a big bowl. Let stand for a few minutes till the yeast starts frothing.
Meanwhile, warm the coconut oil with the honey/maple syrup till the oil melts. Add this mixture to the yeast and water mixture. Also, add the salt. Stir all.
2. Start adding the whole wheat flour gradually while kneading the mixture. Add the flour in small amounts while kneading with the dough hook/hand. Check after adding 6 cups if you need to add more to make a dough that doesn't stick to the hand. Knead well, and keep in a greased bowl. Let the dough rise for an hour or till doubled in size.
3. Grease two loaf pans.
4. Punch down the dough, and let rise again. Punch the dough down again, and divide it into two. Make two balls. Stretch one of the balls into a rectangle as long as the loaf pan. Roll the rectangle into a log, and place inside the greased pan. Do the same for the other ball.
5. Cover the loaves with cloth/plastic wrap sprayed with baking spray. Let the loaves rise again.
Bake the loaves in a preheated oven at 350 °F for 30–35 minutes. Let the bread loaves rest in the pans for 10 minutes before taking them out. Cool on a cooling rack before slicing with a bread knife.

Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

These 100% whole wheat pancakes are so delicious, you won't believe it's whole wheat! Not only are they healthy and yummy; they are also easy to put together.

• 1 cup whole wheat flour
• 2 eggs
• 3 tablespoons coconut oil/vegetable oil
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1 cup buttermilk
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt

1.  Mix together the dry ingredients in a big bowl.
2.  Whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, honey and oil in another bowl.
3.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones.
4.  Whisk till combined but still lumpy.
5.  Heat a griddle.
6.  Take a quarter cup of batter and pour onto the griddle.
7.  When bubbles form on top of the batter, flip it over. Cook for a few seconds.
8.  Serve warm with pure maple syrup!