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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!

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One Bowl Vegan Tea Cake!

Today, I created a 1 bowl vegan tea cake, just for you! All is made into 1 bowl! I stuffed it with oat bran, chopped dried apricots & raisins that I infused into a lovely black chai tea for 30 minutes. I added another few ingredients & that was that.

I didn’t use any oil or vegan butter to make it more healthy. Check it out:

Recipe: For 1 medium cake

Ingredients:

120 gr dark raw cane sugar

100 gr oat bran

75 gr organic dried apricots, chopped

75 gr organic raisins

175 ml of strong tea (I used a black chai tea)

100 fr organic white flour (T 65)

30 gr chopped whole almonds with skin on

1 + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 + 1/2 teaspoon cookie spices (koekkruiden)

Method:

Add oat bran, chopped apricots, cane sugar & raisins to a medium bowl. Mix together with a spoon & pour hot tea over it. Mix through & leave to infuse for 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 180°C for 10 minutes. I always use a fan oven!

When all soaked up, add other 4 ingredients. So, sieve your flour & baking powder. Add chopped almonds & cookie spices. Mix with a spoon until just mixed. Pour into a silicon bake tin & shake it a bit to remove any air bubbles in the batter. Place into hot oven & bake for 30 minutes, checking often to prevent burning on top! Lower heat if you need to. Bake a bit longer. When golden brown & risen, your house will smell lovely. Place onto wire rack to cool down completely. Slice, munch & smile! Keep cake into a cake tin. 🙂 xxx

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Olive Sourdough Breads!

Today, I made these glorious Lovely delicious olive sourdough breads! I used marinated green olives that I chopped myself. I also used a white spelt sourdough starter aka desem, to make it a bit more fun, healthy & more flavoured too! 😉 And it is all about the flavour, right?

Just look at the glorious tasty inside! Great crumb, right?

Look at those crumbs!

You need 3 days to make these tasty breads!!!!

Recipe: For 2 breads, each 650 gr!!!

Ingredients:

Day 1: Re-activate your white wheat sourdough (T 65) from your fridge! 

Sleeping white wheat sourdough(T 65) from your fridge

2 tablespoons organic white wheat flour (T 65)

2 tablespoons warm water

Day 2: Make the sourdough starter aka desem:

2 tablespoons (47 gr) very active white wheat (T 65 ) sourdough, photo above!

300 gr organic white spelt flour

300 ml warm water

Day 3: after 15,5 hours of fermenting, in the morn ing, make the final dough:

300 gr very active white spelt sourdough starter, with lots of bubbles

600 gr organic white spelt flour

300 ml warm water

1 tablespoon of a good honey (I used organic sunflower honey)

6 gr salt (or more to your liking)

150 gr marinated pitted green olives, drained & chopped (Mine were marinated with sea salt, garlic, rosemary, basil, pepper, lemon zest, olive oil)

Method:

Day 1: Re-activate your sleeping white wheat sourdough (T 65) pot from the fridge.

I took my smaller pot with sleeping white wheat sourdough (T 65) from my fridge. I screwed the lid open & added 2 tablespoons of T 65 flour + 2 tablespoons of warm water to the pot. I mixed it well together with a small whisk, to put air in it. See that everything is well mixed into the pot, for a few minutes. Turn the lid firmly on & place it on a thick kitchen towel, onto your kitchen counter to ferment. This took my sourdough 13 hours.

Fully activated!

Day 2: Make the sourdough starter aka desem:

Take a medium bowl & add all 3 ingredients to make the starter. This is 2 tablespoons aka 47 gr of the active, very bubbly white wheat sourdough. Add 300 gr white spelt flour + 300 gr warm water. Mix together with a spoon. See that everything is well mixed. Place into a closed plastic bag & leave to ferment on a thick kitchen towel on your kitchen counter for 15,5 hours!! It has to look like this:

Ready to work!

Day 3, after 15,5 hours of fermenting your starter, make the final dough:

Take Kenwood & place dough hook in. Take bowl with sourdough starter out of the plastic bag & whisk together. Now, you have many bubbles in your sourdough starter. Pour 300 gr of it into the Kenwood bowl. Add 600 gr of the white spelt flour, 300 ml of warm water, the honey & the salt. Start mixing on low-speed, aka number 2 for 5 minutes. Then, turn up to 3 & mix for 5 minutes more. Then, I turned my machine onto number 5 for 2 minutes of mixing. I oiled my dough scraper to prevent the dough from sticking to it. Take dough out of the bowl & place onto kitchen countertop. You don’t need no flour here! With your hands, knead for another 2 minutes, stretches the gluten inside!

Now, roll your dough out to a square size, about 30 cm x 30 cm. Scatter chopped olives all over the top of the dough, evenly divided. Push them into your dough, like this:

Now, roll your dough up. Then, knead the dough for 2 minutes. Oil a big bowl & put the dough in it. Place closed plastic bag over it & leave to rise for at least 3 hours or until doubled in size in a warm place.

When ready, take out of bowl with dough scraper & divide the risen dough into 2 equal pieces. Place them into their final vessel. I took 2 round silicon mounds. Place each of them into a closed plastic bah-g & leave to rise for at least 30 minutes into a warm place. When ready, place 2 oven racks into your oven. Preheat oven to 250°C for 15 minutes. I always use a fan oven! Then, remove plastic bags & place your breads into the hot oven & directly, lower your oven temperature to 180°C & bake the bread for 30 minutes or until baked through. My breads were ready after 30 minutes of baking & got a lovely brown colour on top. Remove from the oven & take out of their moulds. Place on a wire rack to cool down completely. When cold, slice & munch. Store in an organic bread bag. These breads will keep for 3 days their full flavour! 

Let’s look just a bit closer, how to enjoy it to the best:

A festive Bread!

 

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Sourdough Blueberry Vanilla Pancakes made with leftover sourdough starter!

I made these glorious healthy sourdough blueberry vanilla pancakes with leftover sourdough starter from 2 days ago. I made an olive sourdough bread! Recipe on the blog soon! I still had 2 cups (500 ml) over. It was a white spelt sourdough starter. I used it in these tasty beauties:

Delectable sourdough pancakes!

Recipe: For 8 medium thicker pancakes

Ingredients:

1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax egg + 3 tablespoons water)

2 cups discarded sourdough starter with white spelt flour

1 + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla cane sugar

2 tablespoons of oil

1 teaspoon baking soda

125 gr fresh blueberries

Method:

1. Take medium bowl & ad first 5 ingredients. This is the sourdough starter, flax egg, vanilla cane sugar, oil & baking soda. Whisk well together with a small whisk. Finally, add the blueberries. Whisk again. Your sourdough pancake batter is now very bubbly! Ready to fry your pancakes in a medium-hot non-stick pan.

2. I used a smaller soup ladle to pour my batter into the hot pan. I don’t use oil because there is already oil in the batter. Fry pancakes for a few minutes until there are many bubbles on top & check with a fork if the pancake is already getting brown on the pan side. Carefully flip over with pancake flipper & fry for another minute or so. Keep pancakes warm with foil. Enjoy with some good maple syrup! You can really taste the vanilla & blueberries & the pancakes are a bit sweet on their own. MMM!

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Hazelnut Buckwheat Sourdough Bread!

Today, I made this glorious buckwheat sourdough bread! I used 3 organic flours in here to make this stunning beauty!!! Can you guess which one’s?

MMM

Have a slice with me, smeared with butter, of course! And to top that with a good slice of salami or young cheese,…please! 😉 My yummy bread was huge: 1221 gr! Ooh yes!

1221 gr!

Recipe: For 1 big bread

Ingredients:

100 gr organic wholemeal buckwheat flour

240 gr organic white flour (T 65)

160 gr organic white spelt flour

150 gr active wholemeal spelt sourdough

310 ml warm water

63 gr chopped organic roasted hazelnuts

6 gr salt

Method:

  1. Take Kenwood machine, place dough hook in & to the fitted bowl, add all ingredients in this order in it. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes. When dough has formed, take out & knead a few minutes with your hands. See that all the hazelnuts are well spread into the dough. You don’t need to add any flour. Knead until it is elastic & well-kneaded. Form a ball-shaped dough & place into an oiled big bowl. I place another big bowl over it. I place it into a preheated oven on 150°C for 10 minutes that I have turned off. Leave to double in size. This took my dough 90 minutes.
  2. Take dough out of the bowl & knock back the air out of the dough. Knead for 1 minutes & shape like you want. I made a loner thicker shape & put it into my silicon bread tin. I place an upside down big bowl over it & placed it into the warm, turned off oven to double in side for the last rise.
  3. When dough has risen, take out of the oven & heat up on 200°C for 10 minutes. Slash the top of your dough like you want & place a ceramic oven dish with just boiled water in it. Place this under your bread tin into the hot oven. This way, you create steam for a good crusty crust! Bake for about 30-40 minutes. When ready, with oven gloves on, take out of the oven. Leave into the silicon bread tin for about 10 minutes, to get a lovely shine of in your bread. Then, turn out of the tin & tap underneath the bottom of the bread. If it sounds hollow, your bread is fully baked through. Leave to get cold completely. Slice. Smear with butter & a good slice of salami! Yummy! Store in an organic bread bag. Enjoy, my friends! xxx

You might like my other sourdough breads:

  1. whole-wheat spelt rye sourdough bread!
  2. Rye Spelt Wheat Sourdough Bread studded with Hazelnuts!
  3. Semi-Wholegrain Sourdough Bread baked in a closed Creuset pot!
  4. Semi-Wholegrain Sunflower Bread!
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Gluten-free Festive Buckwheat Cookies!

Hello everyone,

I wish you, my dear readers, all over the world: a very Happy, Joyful & Fun 2018!!

I hope you all had great fun celebrating the end of last year & the new year of course filled with good food! 😉

At Christmas Eve, I served these lovely home-made Festive Buckwheat Cookies with coffee after my dessert. My guests all loved them so much. There are some special ingredients in these lovely cookies! Can you guess which one’s?

Recipe: For 14-15 cookies

Ingredients:

95 gr vegan margarine

85 gr roasted hazelnuts, chopped

65 gr wholemeal buckwheat flour

50 gr vegan gluten-free dark mini chocolate chips

30 gr coconut sugar

1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons of water, mixed together & leave to stand for 15 minutes)

finely grated zest of 1/2 organic orange

1 +1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, no stalks & wooden bits!

1/8 teaspoon ground sea salt

Method:

1. Take your Kenwood machine & place the K-paddle in. In fitted bowl below, add margarine, coconut sugar, orange zest, chopped rosemary & salt. Mix well on medium-speed. Now, add flax egg & mix in. Add buckwheat flour & chopped nuts. Mix it all in on medium-speed. Stop machine from time to time to scrape the sides of the bowl. Mix it all in. Finally, add the mini chocolate chips & mix in.

2. The dough looks wet & sticky but this is normal. Take some clingfilm & open it ups. Place your dough in it.Close the clingfilm all over your dough & shape it like a long sausage. See that your sausage shape is equally thick everywhere. See that you end up with about 14 slices. Place clingfilm all over the dough & place into the freezer to firm up a bit, for about 2-3 hours. Once, I left in overnight in the freezer but it didn’t make a difference with the normal 3 hours. When you want to bake your cookies, preheat your oven to 170°C for 10 minutes. Then, take the dough out of the freezer & remove clingfilm. On a chopping board, with a very sharp knife, carefully slice about 14 equally thick slices. They will be about 1 cm thick! The dough will stick a bit! Place them, spaced apart, flat onto a silpat on an oven rack. Bake into the lower end of your oven for about 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies turn brown. Watch them carefully so that they do nut burn! After, half of the baking time, so after 6 minutes, turn the oven rack around into the oven, to get an equal bake. This works!

3. When your cookies are golden brown & ready, carefully transfer them onto a cooling rack to cool down completely! They are perfect with the crunch, the nutty hazelnuts, orange zest, a hint of rosemary & some good chocolate. What else do you want of a cookie? Perfection! 🙂 Keep cookies in a cookie box! They keep for 5 days after baking! Enjoy!

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