It’s been a long time since my last post – no excuses , just take some time off ! last semester has been really hectic , but finally I can stay in Maryland and concentrate on what I need to finish !
So, take a deep breath, and take it easy!
I have been using my bread machine from CSN store for quite a while, making around 10 breads !! (wow !!! addicted !)
I think I have a fool-proof whole wheat bread recipe that I really would like to share with my dear blog friends:
for those who like whole wheat, yet fluffy and airy textures , here is the kick: add more water !!
yes, after testing it for so many times….I find the water is the key to make a airy and high-rise bread (no scientific proof though :-P)
So here is the recipe (make 1.5 lb loaf)
1. 1 cup of bread flour + 2 cups of whole wheat flour (it’s not working well with only whole wheat flour)
2. 1 + 3/4 cup of water (instead of 1 cup)
3. 2 tsb of wheat gluten
4. yeast dissolve in 1/4 cup luke warm water
5. optional: 1/2 cup of nuts/seeds, whatever you like. (I always use a black sesame and flaxseed)
set the bread machine on ‘whole wheat’ cycle, add in ingredient 5 when it beeps, and after 3:45 minutes , I guarantee a high-rise , fluffy whole wheat bread!
I did pay lots lots lots of attention to my breakfast . but for lunch and dinner, I am being a bit lazy recently :
Bok Choy with shrimp wonton :
I got these frozen shrimp wonton in Chinese super market . It is marinated in ‘shacha’ sauce, which is a bit spicy. Yet it does taste great!!! I rely on it whenever I feel I don’t want to cook! These wontons are ready in 8 minutes , then I just add in some leafy veggies, a quick, easy and delicious meal !
I promise I will update more often this semester! (is it a new year resolution too ? :-P)