Sunday, September 06, 2009

Thili Dosai from Lakshmis kitchen and Wholewheat Walnut Bread

Since past two months,life has been really busy with so much to do and just 24hrs in a day, sometimes i feel i need more time to catch up with the pending work,yet whenever i feel like like cooking or get the opportunity to cook i dont miss it,first half of the day i am busy in hospital doing projects and the second half is for home,Advay,sudying,cooking and so many other things,its tough managing both home and work but i am doing the best i can,Advay has become very naughty,he keeps me on my toes,evening is spent running after him and as soon i am back from work he gets his books out from his school bag for revision,ya he luvs alphabets and is in luv with them ,he has started conversing in his own language and tries to catch up with us not to miss he luvs chatting with his father on Skype which is our daily routine these days,coming back to cooking

I tried Thili Dose
from Lakshmis space which is yum i am going to make this again,perfect for beakfast and brunch we enjoyed this with mango pickle ,thanks Lakshmi for the recipe gonna try ur moong dosai soon,..;-)

and ya i did bake whole loaf of Walnut Bread
from my baking dairy ,this is ow the recipe goes,...

Ingredient needed

420gm wholewheat flour

150gm whitebread flour

12.5ml salt

550ml lukewarm water

15ml clear honey

15ml active yeast

150gm walnut pieces

1 beaten egg to glaze



Combine wholemeal and whiteflour and salt in a large bowl,make well n the centre and add 250ml of water ,honey and yeast.

set aside until yeast dissolves and becomes frothy.


Add more water,and mix to form smooth dough.


Transfer to a floured board and knead,adding flour is necessary,until the dough is smooth and elastic.Place in a greased bowl and roll the dough around in the bowl to coat thoroughly on all sides,cover with clear film and leave in warm place until it doubles in volume for about one and half hrs.


Knock back ( punch down ) the dough and knead in the Walnuts evenly.


Grease a baking sheet,shape the dough into a round loaf and place on the baking sheet .Press in walnut pieces to decorate the the top.Covel loosely with a damp cloth or clear film and leave to rise in a warm place until it doubles in size .

Step 6

Preheat the oven to 220 degree centigrade,bake for 15 minutes,lower the heat to 190 degree centigarde and bake until the base sounds hollowwhen tapped for about 40 minutes.

I had baked this loaf for my sis,..and ya she did liked it,..

hope u guys r doing good,weather is quiet pleasent from past few days,so feeling good,otherwise i guess we had the longest summers this year,.

me signin off cee u guys soon, cre,..:-)