Thursday, May 11, 2017

Spinach sourdough pizza baked on pan

Another warm days in Kolkata, I plan just to have simple meal. I try to make just spinach pizza baked on pan. This time I still used the same method of my sourdough pizza dough which is cold fermentation. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Simplest chicken soup

The healthiest soup and simplest soup to be prepared in each kitchen. This soup reminds me of my Mom. She loves to prepare this soup whenever I am home because she knows I love soup with any kind of ingredients.

Peanuts filling bun with sourdough starter and cold fermentation

After one week away from home, I miss my sourdough starter. I leave him for a week in the fridge and It grows pretty well. Today I am going to use it to bake peanuts filling bun. Let me make a try with one week sourdough starter. Before using it, I removed some out and feed it with fresh flour and water. It will be too sour for buns if I use one week old sourdough starter.

I fed the sourdough starter for two hours in room temperature. I mix it with the rest ingredients. I left it overnight in the fridge for cold fermentation.
Notes. For cold fermentation in order to avoid the dough dry out, I covered the bowl with wet towels and placed the bowl in a plastic bag.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cook of the Week at Cookpad UK

Cook of the Week by Cookpad

I  was chosen by the administration agent of cookpad UK to be cook of the week. Below is the link of short article about how I started my life in kitchen.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Layered vanilla custard with cookies crumble

An easter celebration is on the weekend. I made small dessert for my other half. It was my second time making custard. The consistency is good; it is not so thick and not so watery.

My first custard was in Accra where I used it to make diplomat cream but it turned out not so good because the color of my diplomat cream is grey after I mixed the custard with whipping cream.

Turmeric buns with sourdough starter and bake in the pan

Another day in the hot sunny kitchen here in Kolkata. The weather is super warm and it is good weather to bring the sourdough starter on action.

Here I am with a limited equipment and want to do my hobby which is baking bread.

Turmeric buns are baked on thefrying pan

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