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    Baking: Dark and Rye Flour Bread

    As a family we don’t eat a lot of bread. That unless we have toast or eggy bread. But no matter what I always knew that homemade bread is always better than the shop bought bread. Now that my mother gave me her bread maker too I love experimenting with different kind of breads – the healthier the better. I tried making a bread by hand too but my kneading skills are not so good I am afraid. Anyway here is the recipe for Dark and Rye Flour Bread: Ingredients for around 1000 g of bread: 350 ml of water 25 g of salted butter 1 tsp of sugar 270…

  • Bread Rolls Recipe

    This is my first time making bread rolls and i tried to make them as good as i thought….They are not perfect but they are as close to perfect as they can be. I think next time i will need to kneed a bit less so they are a bit more softer.Ingredients:– 500 g. flour– 1/2 tbsp. salt– sprinkle of sugar– 250 ml. warm water– 6 tbsp. olive oil– 1 tbsp Dry yeast Add the dry yeast to the 250 ml of warm water and put in a warm place for about 10-15 minutes until it forms a froth on top.In the meantime mix the flour and the 1/2 spoon of…

  • Why so Wry?

    Why so rye I asked the sky but the sky didn’t answer and I don’t know why! The other day I was given the chance to sample some Wry Bread by The Village Bakery. Personally speaking, this is something I had never tried before so I was curious about trying it. We were sent three types of Rye bread to try. Rye with coriander, Rye with seeds and just plain old Rye. Now as you can see they look fairly tempting, sat there in all Ryely goodness, but before you get too excited I should let you in on something. These things are mini loafs and by that I don’t just…

  • Celery soup

    I cooked celery soup. If you usually read my blog you will know that I am following the Dukan Diet. I find it quite easy to follow as I am allowed to eat as I want.Anyway last week I was In need for some soup so decided to make some celery soup – had some in the house… Never done it before so I used the good old Internet search to help me and discovered a very simple recipe on the BBC website. Here it is: Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, chopped 1⁄2 red onion, chopped 150g/51⁄2oz celery, chopped 200ml/7fl oz hot chicken stock 2 slices toasted…

  • Bean and tomato spread

    The Romanian translation would be Zacusca de fasole. You see my family – hubby and boogie – don’t like aubergines so even if traditionally this spread is made with them I thought I should give it a try to the beans one. Well my idea came last weekend when we visited our dear Romanian friends for New Year. My friend Ioana had a jar of shop bought zacusca and I loved it! I think I end up eating the whole thing myself. So…I decided to google the recipe and give it a try and cook it. All the Romanian blog sites are full of ideas and different ingredients for this…