Thursday, March 23, 2017

Gits Wholesome Breakfast Review

 I used the Gits ready mix of wholesome breakfast.

It consists of  following five mixes….

 Oats Idli
 Brown Rice Idli
 Ragi Dosai
Brown Rice Dosai
Brown Rice Dhokla

I made oats Idli and Brown Rice Idli. They were easy to make with mixing water and steam cook. They are delicious and soft. 

In brown rice Idli Flax seeds were added.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Blaa / Irish Blaa #BreadBakers

    For this month's Bread Bakers Wendy Klik of A Day in the Life on the Farm has choosen Irish Bread as theme. It was wonderful to bake this traditional Irish Bread - Blaa.
    A blaa  is a doughy, white bread bun (roll) particularly associated with Waterford, Ireland. It is currently made in Waterford and County Kilkenny and was historically made in Wexford.


    Blaas are sold in two varieties: “Soft” and “Crusty”. Soft blaas are slightly sweet, malt flavour, light but firm in texture and melt in the mouth. Crusty blaas are crunchy at first bite, then chewy with a subtle malt taste and a pleasing bitter aftertaste from the well cooked, dark crust.
   The  blaa was introduced to Waterford at the end of the 17th century by the Huguenots, the word is thought to have been derived from the French word for white, blanc.
On 19 November 2013, the blaa was awarded Protected Geographical Indication status by the European Commission.

    Waterford Blaa contains no preservatives or enrichment and is made solely from preservative-free strong bakers’ flour, table salt, compressed yeast, dough conditioner and water.     The addition of flour gives the product the white finish on top , which results in the rough cracked appearance of the ‘Waterford Blaa’, which is a characteristic of the product. As they are not baked with steam, the heavy dusting of flour is both for protection from oven heat and to enhance the appearance. Throughout the production process of there is excessive use of flour, at pinning, resting, etc. There can also be flour on the base. They are characteristically not uniform in shape and size. The dough that is used to make it is tougher and does not contain as much water as other products. It is baked for longer, producing a stronger crust which contains the distinctive malt flavour.

     Waterford Blaa is a popular breakfast product usually baked during the night and sold as a bread product normally eaten with butter or as a mid-day snack to make sandwiches with a variety of fillings, including fried potatoes, dillsk, Irish fillet steak and relish. However, it is a popular belief that It is best when torn apart by hand and eaten fresh, straight from the bakery.

Requirements :

Bread Flour – 4 cup + ¾ cup to roll
Lukewarm water – 1 ½  cup
Salt – 1 tsp
Sugar  - 1 tsp
Instant Yeast – 2 tbs
Method :

Mix sugar and yeast to the lukewarm water and keep it for ten minutes. It will be frothy.

In a bowl  , mix together flour and salt . Add the frothy yeast mixture and mix well.

Knead the dough for 10 – 15 minutes until it becomes soft and elastic.

Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover it with cling wrap. Let the dough to double.

Punch and divide the dough into equal parts. Roll each part into round balls and arrange in the baking tray.
Allow for second rise. After the rise the round dough balls will become slightly square in shape.

Dust the flour on each roll and bake on a preheated oven for 20 minutes @ 200*C.
 The Blaa will be lightly browned and sounds hollow when tapped. The difference between Blaa and Bap will be the flour dust remains white on the blaa after baking too….

Blaa will be having a crispy crust and soft inside.

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    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Chandamama Shines Again #Colgate Magical Story

        This post is to create a story with the characters on all three packs of new colgate magical space adventure along with Blogadda. 

       Our Little Angel Akshara was a big fan of Chota Bheem . She always watches and imitates the characters especially bheem.

         So when I asked her to name the characters for Colgate magical story , she immediately named them as Bheem and Chupki. The Bheem in this story had same orange colour space suite as Chota Bheem.

      Our Story :

       The story begins in a beautiful country Dholakpur. The people of Dholakpur lived happily. If any problem arises Chota Bheem and his friends will come to rescue.

        All the people along with Chota Bheem and his friends  in  Dholakpur were  eagerly waiting to celebrate the Full moon day .

      But sadly , they can’t witness the moon and everyone was disappointed. The sky was dark , even the stars were shining lifelessly.  Chota Bheem and his friends decided to find what happened to Chandamama ( Moon ).

      They decided to send chupki along with Chota Bheem to travel to space. They prepared for their space travel and wore their respective space suite. Bheem and chupki started their space journey in a Rocket . Chupki carries a bag full of Laddus for Bheem ,as Laddus are his secret of energy.

      The Rocket on which they travel reached the space station , they can’t find any astronuat in the space station. It was so suspicious. When they reached the space ,  they can see other planets except Chandamama (moon) . Later they spotted the dark Moon which was sad looking. 

        Chota Bheem and Chupki go on a space walk and reach the moon’s surface. They use the Lunar Rover  Vehicle ( LRV ) to travel through moon to find the reason for the darkness in moon. 

         They  found that  chandamama was arrested by alien king Girmana. There was a UFO full of aliens. So the moon was engulfed with darkness.

      Bheem and Chupki found that Aliens plan to capture other planets too. Bheem starts to attack  the aliens  with the advanced defense system , he defeated every alien. Then comes Girmana the fight with him was tough.

      Chupki throws Laddu to Bheem , after having the Laddu Bheem beats Girmana. The UFO was burnt into ashes. Moon was happy and shines again. The Astronauts who were kept hostage by aliens were all released.

      Bheem places the victory flag on the moon’s surface and returns back to Dholakpur. All the people and king are waiting to receive them. Chandamama shines bright high in the sky. 
      The King honoured Chota Bheem and Chupki with the Dholakpur bravery award . People praised them for their bravery and courage.

    Chandamama shines again…….

      Everyone watched the bravery of the Chota Bheem through Live Telecast of above events in their Television…….

    “I’m blogging my #ColgateMagicalstories at BlogAdda in association with Colgate.