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Sourdough Rye Bread! A thing of beauty!

Yesterday, I made this delicious rye sourdough bread! A thing of beauty! I also used my own rye sourdough. My bread came fresh out of the oven & it weighted 919 gr! Ooh yes! My rye sourdough bread was a bit more tangy, that typical sourdough flavour! I think it is because my rye sourdough has aged well. With my first 10 sourdough breads, the tangy flavour wasn’t really there but now, when every sourdough is maturing well, it becomes more sour & that is the way, my hubby Peter & I like it! 🙂 The rye flavour gives it more depth & flavour too! Perfect with butter & cheese, I say or with a slice of good smoked Spanish ham!

Check out my beauty:

Waw!

It is a very straightforward & easy recipe. You just have to active your rye sourdough the day before & feed it. The next day, you just have to mix the ingredients in your Kenwood with dough hook. Mix for 7 minutes or so & then, knead it for 2 minutes more by hand & let it rise 2 times. Then, bake it with steam & ready! Recently, I discovered that for the 2nd rise, I floured my banetton with wholemeal rice flour & that it works a charm! I read that normal rice flour also works but I have never tried that, also I don’t have that in the house & never use it. 😉

A lovely crumb!

Now, let’s make this recipe!

Recipe: For 1 large bread of 919 gr!

Ingredients:

150 gr of very active bubbly rye sourdough

250 gr organic white flour (T 65)

250 gr organic rye flour (T 130)

330 ml warm water

7 gr salt

Method:

  1. Take Kenwood machine & place dough hook in. Add all ingredients in this order into your fitted bowl & turn power on & knead the mix onto low-speed. I put it onto number 2 for 7 minutes. Stop machine from time to time to scrape the sides. Then, with dough scraper, scrape dough out of the bowl & flour your kitchen counter a bit with T 65 flour & your hands too, to prevent sticking! Knead the dough with a few stretch & folds to strengthen the gluten within! The dough is very wet!!! Oil a big bowl & put dough in it. I place a closed plastic bag over it & let it sit in a warm place to double in size. This took my dough 4 hours. The dough is still wet! Use dough scraper to help you! Scatter your chosen banetton with wholemeal rice flour, all over & on all sides & also onto the bottom to prevent sticking from the dough later & also to form the lovely lines on the top & sides of your bread!!!  Form the dough into the shape of your banetton to fit it. Place the seam upside in your banetton. Place it again it a closed plastic bag in a warm place & let it double in size. This took my last rise 3 hours.
  2. Preheat your oven to 225°C (437 F) for 10 minutes. I also poured boiled water in a oven proof pot to create steam in your oven. Open plastic bag & place a bread silpat on your oven rack. Carefully turn your bread upside down out of your banetton in one quick movement. Now, your bread dough is lovely patterned on top & on the sides. Make slashed into the top of the dough, just like you want! 🙂 Place into the hot oven & bake for 35-40 minutes until browned on all sides & cooked though. Check oven often to prevent burning. Lower your oven temperature if you need to.
  3. When your bread is ready, risen & golden, your house will smell absolutely amazing! My dough was 919 gr! Put onto a wire rack to, cool down completely! Slice & munch! Store in an organic bread bag!

You might like these other sourdough breads!

  1. Semolina Sourdough Breads!
  2. Olive Sourdough Breads!
  3. Hazelnut Buckwheat Sourdough Bread!
  4. Semi-Wholegrain Sunflower Bread!
  5. Wholewheat-Spelt-Rye Sourdough Bread!
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Oatmeal Rhubarb Breakfast!

This morning, I invented this lovely warm oatmeal breakfast.

Delicious!

I harvested the 1st fresh rhubarb from our allotment! It was 766 gr in total, ooh yes! I used a lot green-red stalks for a lovely home-made crumble, I made this delicious one! The other 3 stalks, I used for this lovely breakfast! It is easy to make, fresh & super yummy too! 🙂

The 1st rhubarb from the garden = 766 gr!

Recipe: For 3 persons

Ingredients:

For the oatmeal:

1 + 1/4 cup (115 gr) gluten-free small-sized oats

1 cup (250 ml) water

1 cup (250 ml) unsweetened soy milk

For the rhubarb compote:

3 stalks of fresh rhubarb, cleaned, washed, pad dry, cut up into smaller pieces, each about 2-3 cm

3 tablespoons of water

organic cane sugar: about 2 tablespoons

Method:

  1. Make your oatmeal. Add all ingredients into a medium cooking pot. Stir & bring to the boil. Boil on medium-heat until your oats have been cooked. This took my oats 15 minutes. Keep warm.
  2. At the same time, put rhubarb pieces into fitted cooking pot. add water & stir often, bring to the boil. When rhubarb is started to soften, add cane sugar & stir round into the rhubarb. Boil until just cooked through & check with a fork. The rhubarb pieces has to be tender & cooked through. The pieces don’t all need to fall apart! Check if you find it just sweet enough. I like to still taste the tang of the rhubarb but yet a bit sweet!
  3. Serve at once: spoon your oatmeal at one side of the plate. Spoon your compote on the other side of the plate & serve at once & enjoy with your loved one & a cup of tea. 🙂
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Vegan Chocolate Chip Almond Sourdough Buns!

Today, I invented & made these glorious delicious chocolate chip almond sourdough buns! yes, that sounds so delicious & yummy right?

Well, they are! Just look at them:

Just coming from the oven!

Recipe: For 11 buns

Ingredients:

For the buns:

100 gr active oat sourdough (This is a more stiffer sourdough)

450 gr organic 5-grain & 3 flake flour (Mine had wholemeal flours & white flours in it.) My mix was Markal organic 5 grains + 3 flakes: White flour T 65, oat flour, rye flour, rice flour, wholemeal spelt flour, barley flakes, millet flakes, sesame & wheat gluten)

60 gr unsweetened soy milk

200 gr warm water

7 gr raw cane sugar

40 gr vegan milk chocolate chips

20 gr soft vegan butter

20 gr white almond flakes

6 gr salt

Just before baking, to brush tops of the buns with:

melted vegan butter

Just brushed with melted vegan butter & slashed!

Method:

Day 1:

  1. In the evening, make your bread mix. Take Kenwood machine & place dough hook in. In fitted bowl ad first 6 ingredients. This is the sourdough, 5-grain flour, soy milk, warm water, cane sugar, vegan milk chocolate chips & almond flakes. If you have a stronger aged oat sourdough, it is possible that you need to add more warm water, bit by bit,…otherwise you don’t end up with a nice sourdough, the inside will be too dry then! Start mixing on low-speed, aka number 2 for 2 minutes. Then leave the dough to rest for 20 minutes. The flour is allowed to absorb the moisture = autolyse. Now, ad last 2 ingredients. This is the margarine & the salt. Start mixing again on medium-speed, aka number 3 for 5 minutes. Then, turn up to 5 & mix for 5 minutes more.
  2. Take dough out of the bowl & place onto kitchen top. You don’t need no flour here! With your hands, knead for another 3 minutes, to stretchen the gluten inside! That is what we want. I do the stretch & fold principle. Then, turn the dough again! This during 15-20 minutes. Your dough has to be smooth! Shape a boule shape. Oil a big bowl & place dough in it. Place closed plastic bag over it. Leave on the kitchen counter, sitting on a big towel, to rest for 1 night.

Day 2:

  1. In the morning, after 8-12 hours of rising, remove plastic bag. Your dough has doubled or tripled in size! Place dough onto kitchen counter & weigh the dough. Mine was 850 gr. Divide with dough scraper into 11 equal sized & weighted portions. 850 gr divided by 11 = 77 gr each! It is easy this way. Roll each dough piece into a round ball, space them well apart onto a silicon baking sheet onto an oven rack. Take 2 oven racks to form 11 bread buns. Now, dust some 5 grain flour over the top surface of each bun to prevent sticking to the plastic bag that you are going to put over them to rise until doubled in size. This took my buns about 2-3 hours. Preheat your oven to 200 °C ( 392 F) for about 10 minutes. Melt some vegan butter. Just before placing the buns into the oven, make a slash with your dough scraper or a sharp knife in the middle of each bun & brush each bun , all over the top & sides with melted butter. Place into the hot oven & bake for about 25 minutes or until golden & baked through. Place each bun onto a wire rack to cool down completely! These buns are utterly delicious! MMM! Excellent with just some vegan butter or with vegan butter & apple/pear sirup!
MMM!

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Vegan Wholewheat Pancakes with raspberry vanilla sauce!

Hello lovelies!

Today, I invented these lovely vegan wholewheat pancakes. I topped them with a super easy raspberry sauce.

I used frozen raspberries, added 1 sachet of vanilla cane sugar & 2 tablespoons of water. Heated it on medium-heat & after 5 minutes your lovely sauce is ready to pour on top of each pancake! Super filling are these lovely wholewheat pancakes. I ate 2 & they really fill you up! I didn’t use any sugar nor oil the pancake batter! Ooh yes!

Recipe: For 6 thicker medium pancakes

Ingredients:

For the pancakes:

1 cup (155 gr)  of wholewheat flour

1 flax egg (1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water, mix & leave to stand for 10 minutes until thickened)

250 ml unsweetened soy milk

For the sauce:

260 gr (2 cups + 1/4 cup) frozen raspberries

2 tablespoons of water

1 sachet (8 gr) organic vanilla cane sugar

Method:

  1. Take medium bowl & add wholewheat flour. Add flax egg & mix with a whisk. Now, pour soy milk onto the mix & mix in. Your batter is now ready & will be thicker!
  2. Place frozen raspberries, vanilla cane sugar & water into a fitted cooking pot & bring to the boil. Boil until fully unfrozen & cooked through. The sauce must be thickened a bit. Boil for about 5-10 minutes. I serve my sauce half warm.
  3. Heat oil into a hot pan. When super hot, pour small soup paddle of batter into the centre of the pan. With the back of a spoon, spread the batter evenly round in the base of the pan. Fry for about 2 minutes or more or until one side is fully baked & with help of a pancake flipper & fork, flip the pancake over & fry the other side for 1 minute or more, until fully baked. Repeat. Re-oil your pan if you need to. Stack the pancakes onto a clean big plate & place another big plate on top of it to keep warm. Makes 6 thicker pancakes! To serve: Top a pancake with the lovely warm sauce on top! Yummy!! 🙂   ♥ Stay Tuned & subscribe by email! Join 1,850 email subscribers now!!! It is free!!!! Click the photo link here below to subscribe!!! Treat yourself to my Free E-Book: Healthy Vegan Christmas! 10 new unpublished recipes of me & 8/10 are also gluten-free! 

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Sourdough Kamut Bread Rolls!

2 days ago, I invented & made these delicious Kamut Sourdough Buns! An easy recipe that is adaptable from the previous recipe aka my semolina sourdough bread but I changed only one ingredient. The semolina flour , I changed into organic kamut flour, I used the same quantity so 250 gr organic kamut flour.

Ready to cool down!

Let’s look at that interior:

Recipe: For 9 bread rolls

Ingredients:

190 gr oat sourdough

270 ml warm water

260 gr organic white flour (T 65)

250 gr organic kamut flour

9 gr salt

Method:

  1. Take Kenwood Major & place dough hook in. In bowl, add oat sourdough & warm water & mix on low-speed number 1-2 for 1 minute. In another bowl, add white & kamut flour & salt. Mix well with a spoon. Now, pour flour-salt mix to the sourdough-water mix. Knead on low-speed , number 2 for 3 minutes & then turn speed up to number 4-5 for 5 minutes of kneading. Then, take out of the bowl with your clean hands and a dough scraper. You don’t need any flour!!!! Knead the dough by hand for another 3 minutes or so. I did the stretch & fold method a few times to stretch the gluten within! Then, I lined a Bread Silpat & placed it onto an oven rack. I formed 9 rolls aka buns of them & shaped them round. Make them as big or as small as you want. You have to know, that they will expand! I rise this sourdough for 1 long 6 hours rise! Scatter some kamut flour over the surface top & sides of each roll to prevent sticking to the closed plastic bag.
  2. Place each into a closed plastic bag & let it rise for 1 long rise for 6 hours in a warm place!!! They all will slowly rise! When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 220°C (428 F) for 10 minutes. After that, score your bread top, like the pattern you want. Place just boiled water in a ceramic dish besides your bread tin & close your oven. Lower heat to 200°C (392 F) & bake for about 25 minutes.
  3. When ready, buns are browned & risen. Tap on the bottom to see if baked through. If it sounds hollow, it is fully baked! Place onto a wire rack, to cool down completely. When ready, eat with a big smile on your face! 🙂 Yummy Yum! They won’t last for 2 days! Do you have any tips in scoring your bread tops better? Do I have to slash deeper?         Like what you see & want receive my posts per email? Subscribe here & join 1,800 email subscribers! You will get my free E-book: Healthy Vegan Christmas too! When you subscribe to my blog, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription & then, you will receive a final thank you email where you can download the recipes in the format that you want.

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Semolina Sourdough Bread!

This is my husband’s favourite sourdough bread of the moment. It is an all round delicious bread. You have a mild sourdough flavour & you can top it with anything that you like. It is yellow-white in colour.

I made it already 3 times. Yesterday, it was sourdough bread day! I felt I was a real sourdough baker! I made these tasty beauties:

2 Semolina sourdough breads!

Look at the yummy interior! 🙂

 

Recipe: For 1 semolina sourdough bread/ For 2 breads, double this recipe!

Ingredients per bread:

190 gr active sourdough, I used an oat sourdough ( this is a more stiffer sourdough)

270 ml warm water

260 gr organic white flour (T 65)

250 gr organic semolina

9 gr salt

Method:

  1. Take your Kenwood major & place dough hook, in. In fitted bowl ad active oat sourdough & warm water. Mix on low-speed, aka number 1-2 for 15 seconds. In another bowl, add 2 flours & salt. Mix with a spoon. Add dry ingredients to bowl with wet ingredients. Start to mix on low-speed aka number 2 for 4 minutes or so. Turn power higher to number 5 & knead for 5 minutes. Then, your dough is nearly ready & elastic! Take dough out of bowl with dough scraper & knead it for another 5 minutes. You don’t need any flour!!! I do the stretch & fold method a few times. Take your bread tin & smear it in with baking margarine. You need to grease it properly, all sides & corners too. Make a roundish shape of your dough. Place in the middle of your bread tin & place closed plastic bags over it & leave it to rise for 1 long rise for 5- 6 hours, in a warm place until doubled or tripled in size.
  2. Just before baking in oven, preheat to 220°C (428 F) for at least 10 minutes. Then, score your bread. Boil water & pour it into a smaller ceramic baking dish. Put this besides or under your bread tin in the middle of the oven & reduce heat to 200°C (392 F) & bake for about 30-35 minutes or until browned & baked through! Lower oven heat if you need to. My breads were ready after 33 minutes each! When ready, remove from the oven with oven gloves! Turn bread out of the tin & place onto a wire rack to cool down completely! Tap on the bottom of the bread, if it sounds hollow, your bread is fully baked. When cold, eat! Repeat! Store in an organic bread bag! MMM!   Like what you see & want receive my posts per email? Subscribe here & join 1,800 email subscribers! You will get my free E-book: Healthy Vegan Christmas too!When you subscribe to my blog, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription & then, you will receive a final thank you email where you can download the recipes in the format that you want.I have a version for a Mac, iPad, iPhone.
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5-Grain Sourdough Kaiser Rolls! Ooh yes!

Today, I made these lovely delicious 5-grain sourdough kaiser rolls! Look at these tasty beauties! I also added sunflower seeds to the dough & used my own oat sourdough.

And look at the tasty inside:

MMM!

I glazed mine with melted vegan margarine & topped 6 of them with sesame seeds, the others I left plain! 😉 MMM!

Also beautiful on the bottom!

Recipe: For 11 sourdough kaiser rolls

Ingredients:

For the kaiser rolls:

100 gr active sourdough (100% hydration) I used oat sourdough

450 gr 5-grain flour + 3 flakes (Mine had wholemeal flours & white wheat flours in it.) My mix was Markal organic 5 grains + 3 flakes: White flour T 65, oat flour, rye flour, rice flour, wholemeal spelt flour, barley flakes, millet flakes, sesame & wheat gluten)

60 gr unsweetened soy milk

200 gr warm water

5 gr raw dark cane sugar

16 gr sunflower seeds

20 gr vegan margarine, soft

6 gr salt

To brush your rolls with, just before baking:

melted vegan margarine, the same as used above

sesame seeds or other seeds to your liking

Method:

Day 1:

  1. Make your bread mix. Take Kenwood machine & place dough hook in. In fitted bowl ad first 6 ingredients. This is the sourdough, 5-grain flour, soy milk, warm water, cane sugar & sunflower seeds. Start mixing on low-speed, aka number 2 for 2 minutes. Then leave the dough to rest for 20 minutes. The flour is allowed to absorb the moisture = autolyse. Now, ad last 2 ingredients. This is the margarine & the salt. Start mixing again on medium-speed, aka number 3 for 5 minutes. Then, turn up to 5 & mix for 5 minutes more.
  2. Take dough out of the bowl & place onto kitchen top. You don’t need no flour here! With your hands, knead for another 3 minutes, to stretchen the gluten inside! That is what we want. I do the stretch & fold principle. Then, turn the dough again! This during  minutes. Your dough has to be smooth! Shape a boule shape. Oil a big bowl & place dough in it. Place closed plastic bag over it. Leave on the kitchen counter, sitting on a big towel, to rest for 1 night. It is 9.30 PM now.

Day 2:

  1. In the morning, after 8-12 hours of rising, remove plastic bag. Your dough has doubled or tripled in size! Place dough onto kitchen counter & knock back all the air. Weigh the dough. Mine was 825 gr. Divide with dough scraper into 11 equal sized & weighted portions. 825 gr divided by 11 = 75 gr each! It is easy this way. Roll each dough part into a round ball & place them onto your kitchen counter & place a clean towel over them, to let them rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Now, flatten each ball into a circular disk. Dip each of them on all, sides into some rye flour to prevent sticking to the counter top. Remove excess of flour. Leave to rest for another 45 minutes under a clean kitchen  towel. Now, shape each of the discs into kaiser rolls. Dust counter with some rye flour or 5 grain flour. Roll each disc into a long sausage shape, equally thick everywhere, max. 30 cm long. Now, make a simple knot. And then, fold one end to the middle. And the other end fold it under in to the middle. That is it. It is reasonably easy. I followed this easy you tube tutorial:  
  3.  Place each knot onto a bread Silpat or normal Silpat, well spaced apart & place a closed plastic bag over the top & place into a warm place for the last rise. This took my bread knots  + 1/2 hours to double in size.
  4.  Preheat oven to 200°C for at least 10 minutes. I always use a fan oven! Otherwise, adjust your oven to the right temperature! Melt vegan margarine on low-heat until just melted. Place pot with sesame seeds besides you. Turn heat off. Open plastic bags, take trays with risen kaiser rolls out of the bags.
  5. Brush with pastry brush the melted margarine all over the top & side surface of each kaiser roll. I scattered sesame seeds over the top of 6 rolls. The other one’s, I left alone. You can choose other seeds if you like, it is up to you! 😉 

6. Place the rolls on the Silpat on an oven rack & bake in the middle of the hot oven until browned on all sides & bake through. This took my rolls, 17 minutes. I baked 1 tray per time. When ready, your house will smell like a top-notch bakery! Remove tray from the oven & turn every roll up side down & tap on the bottom. If it sounds hollow, the bun is ready. Place buns on a wire rack to cool completely. When cool, slice, munch & repeat! If you have leftover buns, store in an organic bag. Excellent smeared with vegan butter & choco! My husband loves it with butter & a good slice of cheese with cumin seed! Mmm!