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Basundi using Coconut Sugar

Homemade Basundi/Rich sweetened with Coconut sugar , flavoured with cardamom and nutmeg and garnished with dryfruits. INGREDIENTS: Organic Milk 2 cups Coconut Sugar 1 cup Cardamom powder 1-2 tsp Nutmeg a pinch Sliced almonds for garnishing  INSTRUCTION: 1.Boil organic milk for a good 45 minutes to make it thick and collect the cream . 2. Add coconut sugar, cardomom powder and nutmeg powder  3.Garnish with sliced almonds..Tastes delicious when chilled.

Whole wheat Boule Bread

In French, boule means ball, and this is the shape the original bread makers would make their dough into. It is a hearty, squashed ball-shaped loaf. It can be made with any flour, leavened with commercial yeast or even sourdough.

It may seem difficult to bake such a beautiful artisan bread. But trust me you can bake this perfectly by following the Instructions properly. The aroma of the bread in your kitchen when it's baked is just so good. The outer crust is perfectly crisp and inside it is soft and moist.

Again this recipe you must try because mainly it is whole wheat and secondly you don't need a Dutch oven. You just need your Cast iron pan to bake this.

I always opt to make my baked goods as healthier as possible. So I can serve it to my family guilt-free. I am not a regular baker since Indian food is cooked on a stovetop. But when I do, I make sure it has some nutrition along with the taste.
You will just need a few basic ingredients from your pantry to make this amazing beauty. Nothing fancy, just mixing the dough, proofing, and then baking.

Let's jump onto the recipe.

Whole wheat flour 3 cups
Activated dry yeast 11/2 tsp
Milk 1/4 cup
Coconut Sugar 1 tbsp
Butter 5 tbsp
Salt to taste
Milk and butter for brushing

1.Sieve whole wheat flour in a large bowl /container with a lid. Add salt. Stir well and keep aside.

2. Take warm milk in a small container. Add sugar and activated dry yeast. Stir and let sit for 5-8 minutes.
3. You can see the yeast turns foamy and bubbles form on top.

4. Now add the foamy yeast mixture to the whole wheat flour and knead well for almost 10 minutes. This is a must. As you knead, you will see the flour becomes soft, flexible, and nonstick.

5. Now add 4tbsp butter and 1 tbsp milk (if required) and knead again for 5 minutes. The more you knead the better.

6. Make a round ball of the dough and place the dough back into the container. Cover the lid/cover with a plastic wrap and keep aside for proofing for about 2 to 21/2 hours.

7. The dough will be doubled in size.
8. Now knead the dough again for some good 5 minutes. Gently shape the dough into a large ball. Place a parchment paper underneath the Container and place the dough over it. Close the lid and let it sit for 15 minutes.

9. Meanwhile Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.Keep the empty cast iron Pan inside the oven while preheating.

8. Once the oven is preheated, take out the Cast-iron Pan from the oven carefully with the help of mittens. Dont burn your hand! (It is hot). Take the bread dough along with parchment paper and keep it on the hot Cast iron pan. Make a slit about 1/8 inch on side of the dough with a sharp knife which is called scoring. Apply some milk and butter with a brush on top of the dough. Keep the Pan in the Oven again.

9.Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. It may vary depending on the oven. Just keep a close watch after 40 minutes. You can see the outer crust forming.

10. Change the setting to Broil for the next 5 minutes to make the outer crust crispy and brown. Make sure you watch it when it Broils as it may roast the crust quickly in no time.

11.Once you see the color of the crust has changed to light brown, off the Oven. Let it sit for 2 minutes in the oven if required.

12. Take out the pan carefully. Apply some butter on top...You can see a beautiful brown crust on top. Cool the beautiful boule bread on a cooling rack completely before slicing the bread.

Your whole wheat Boule Bread is ready to serve. Cut into slices, apply some Cream cheese and relish with your family. I hope you will love it. Please comment me your feedback in the comments section below. Tag me @archanasvegfoodchronicles in your Instagram post if you will try this. I would love to see your creation. Follow and subscribe for more such amazing recipes.


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