Fasting sometimes make us think about food 🙂
And today, I’m going to write about home made crumpets or drop scones….
My mother says that crumpets are very easy to make.
The other day when my mother was in a hurry to go out for some groceries she baked crumpets for our early lunch.
You’ll only need flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, eggs, butter and milk or buttermilk.
My mother mixed the ingredients, let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes and cook them.
They are really tasty on their own or we can eat them with butter, jam, ice cream or anything that we like.
I topped them with whipped cream and honey and they tasted really good.
Crumpets looks like little pancakes but they taste different; and I prefer crumpets than pancakes.
I wish I can have more of those delicious and tasty crumpets…..
We bake our own breads and they are much more tastier and healthier than the ones from the grocery stores or the local bakeries.
And I love the aroma of freshly baked breads.
My mother bakes all kinds of breads and one of them is Cinnamon Bread.
Cinnamon Bread is very tasty and it is tastier if we toast the bread and eat them with butter and cinnamon sugar.
It is beautiful too because it have swirls in the middle of the loaf.
Anyway, even though I love cinnamons and I enjoy eating Cinnamon Bread, I actually prefer the whole wheat bread that I made.
My mother taught me how to make the whole wheat bread named, The Grant Loaf because it is one of the easiest bread to make 🙂
Apart from Cinnamon Bread, my mother also made Cinnamon Buns for us to enjoy.
Homemade breads are very delicious.
My mother always bakes all kinds of tasty breads like olive bread, cinnamon loaf, Pan Mistura, naan, pita, cornbread and others.
I have always wanted to bake something too, just like my mother and my big sisters.
Finally, on December 18, 2012, I baked my first bread with a little help from my mother.
I was so happy when my mother told me that she was going to teach me how to bake a bread.
It was a wholewheat bread named, The Grant Loaf.
The recipe was from a recipe book given to my big sisters and I by my late great grandfather, named ‘Cooking With Kids’.
First I have to wash my hands with soap and water.
After mixing the ingredients, I kneaded the dough and the dough stuck to my fingers 🙂
It was fun!
After that, we let the dough rest until it rose twice of its size.
Then my mother helped me to put the bread in the oven.
It was so delicious and it is a healthy bread because it uses wholewheat flour instead of white flour.
I am so proud of my first bread.
Chapati is an Indian bread.
It is a healthy food because we use atta flour to make the chapati.
My mother add some butter and salt to the flour so the chapati tastes delicious even on its own.
I love to eat chapati.
We can eat chapati for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
To make chapati, we need:
A big bowl of atta flour
Some plain water
A little bit of salt
You can add 2 table spoons of butter but do not use margarine because margarine has trans fat that is very bad for our health. (Please click here for my post on ‘Good Fats And Bad Fats’)
How to make Chapati:
First we mix the flour and butter (it is okay if you do not want to use butter 🙂
Add plain water to the flour to make a nice dough.