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    What is the difference between wholemeal bread and white bread?

    What are the advantages of using wholemeal flour? "When altering a white bread recipe to become whole wheat bread, you may need another ¼ cup or so of liquid." SITI NOORSUHAIDA ABD.RAHMAN, Malaysia White flour and wholemeal flour are the two main types of wheat flour. In the production of wholemeal flour the whole grain is used. This type of flour has an extraction rate of 100%, which means nothing is removed during milling. White flour is refined. The bran and nutrient-packed germ are separated from the rest of the grain losing many nutrients. There are also different types of flour between these two main types. What is commonly called “brown flour” has a higher extraction rate  more
    Baker's Yeast Wallaby Bread

    Good bread only really contains flour, yeast, salt, sugar and water, but there are a bazillion variations. Perfecting a bread that is delicious to you and your family can take a lifetime. Getting started is easy. Just follow this recipe for simple white bread and see if you like the results. Once you’ve made a few loaves you might like to think about what kind of things you’d like to add - Olives, sun dried tomatoes, Chia seeds - that kind of thing. Then you can experiment with different kinds of flour. Wallaby Bakers Flour is a good, all round, easy to use flour, especially with their bread improver, but if you’d prefer a more wholemeal or buckwheat flour etc, then small, local bu  more
    hot cross buns Hot cross buns

    Combine flour, yeast, sugar, mixed spice, salt and currants in a large bowl. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add milk. Heat for 1 minute, or until lukewarm. Add warm milk mixture and eggs to currant mixture. Use a flat-bladed knife to mix until dough almost comes together. Use clean hands to finish mixing to form a soft dough. Ingredients (Makes 12 Rolls) 550 g plain flour 5 tsp sachets dried yeast pinch of salt 40g butter 50g caster sugar 1  1/2 teaspoons mixed spice 300ml milk  2 eggs, lightly beaten 225 g cups currants Method Combine flour, yeast, sugar, mixed spice, salt and currants in a large bowl.  more
    maroccon chicken Grilled Moroccan Chicken

    Instructions Place chicken breasts between 2 pieces of wax or parchment paper and, using a meat mallet, pound to an even ½-inch thickness. (Skip this step if substituting chicken tenderloins.) Mix all ingredients except chicken together in a small bowl or measuring cup. Place pounded chicken breasts inside 1 gallon zip-lock bag. Add marinade to the bag, press air out and seal shut. Massage marinade into the breasts until evenly coated. Place the bag in a bowl in the refrigerator (to protect against leakage), and let the chicken marinate for 5-6 hours. Clean grill and preheat to high. Place chicken breasts on grill, spooning marinade over top. Grill, covered, for 2-3 minutes per si  more
    IMG_0893.JPG Paella

    Pronounced (by common consent) pie-ella. A hot, spicy seafood risotto, the spanish peasant classic makes a feast of any seafood  more