Saturday, March 25, 2017

Potato stuffed bread a.k.a Aloo Paratha

Paratha is very famous snack/dish in India. I try to learn it and have done several experiments with the dough. Some was too dry, too crispy, too thin, not cooked properly. I have done the traditional way which uses whole wheat flour, water, oil and 30 minutes rest/fermentation time, it was too dry for me.

Today I will share the experiment that I have done with my sourdough starter and cold fermentation. It gave fluffy and chewy consistency on the bread. I stuffed it with cooked potatoes and peanuts sauce as condiment.

Aloo Paratha

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pan-baked sourdough buns / pav

Another day for experiment in my kitchen. I made buns with sourdough starter through cold fermentation. I added chia seeds into it. I baked it on non-stick pan.

The appearance of buns after shaping and proofing for 90 minutes

Friday, March 17, 2017

Bratkartoffeln / Home fries

Making Bratkartoffeln with the Germany cuisine touch. I learned this dish from my mother in-law. I love this dish when I was home in Germany. It is pretty easy to prepare and stuff our stomach as well.

Sourdough Pizza on Non-stick Pan and No knead dough

Thinking to make pizza bread on non-stick pan with my sourdough starter. It was a challenge for me as it was my first trial to do this experiment.
I did not do any kneading on the dough, I just folded them. I did overnight cold fermentation in the fridge. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hand beaten egg white into soft peak

Before learning to bake, if I listened to beat egg whites with my hand into soft peak stage, it will be hard job with the muscle of hand and for sure the next day my hand will be hurt.

Today on 9th March 2017, I made the challenge after twice trials. I did it to the soft peak stage. I am so happy that I beat the challenge. I never thought I can do it to the soft peak stage. It takes me around 10 minutes to beat 2 egg whites into soft peak stage with short pause in between.

2 egg whites with 3 tbsp white sugar

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Layered Pita bread on pan (using sourdough starter)

Another weekend to try experiment with my lovely dough. Today I made layered pita bread. It is my first trial. I did not do any bulk fermentation, just short fermentation. It takes me just 1 hour and it is done. This was the fastest bread I made.
It turns out good and fluffy. It is not dry at all.