Here is sharing with you a healthy recipe from The Maya Kitchen. Back in the homestead, we would always try as best as we can to incorporate healthy foods in between the junk that we confess to still enjoy and indulge from time to time.
50 grams Malunggay leaves
1 ¾ cups water
1 tablespoon yeast
¼ cup water (from the boiled malunggay water)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons molasses
30 grams garlic, minced
3 cups LFM Bread Flour
1-1 ½ cups MAYA All-Purpose Flour
½ cup powdered milk
¼ cup melted butter
1. Boil malunggay leaves in water for 5 minutes. Separate ¼ cup malunggay water. Set aside.
2. Cool down and put the remaining malunggay mixture into food processor and run for a few seconds, just to crush leaves. Set aside.
3. Dissolve yeast in ¼ cup warm malunggay water.
4. In a bowl, combine the rest of malunggay water, salt, honey, molasses, garlic, flours and powdered milk. Stir in dissolved yeast. Mix well then knead until smooth and elastic.
5. Add in the butter while kneading the dough. Transfer dough to greased bowl and let it rise for 30 minutes or until double in bulk.
6. Punch down dough then divide into five portions.
7. Shape into baguette rolls then put in greased French bread pans.
8. Let it rise until double in bulk.
9. Bake in a preheated oven 375°F/190°C for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Baguettes are generally made from four common ingredients: flour, water, yeast and salt and as what is usual with french breads are free from preservatives like most breads that are commercially available nowadays. Add to that the very healthy malunggay.
As I incorporate these healthier recipes for my boys, the hope is for them to get their palates used to healthy foods. Maybe, just maybe I might altogether get the junk out of our pantry and shop from gluten free warehouses and health food stores instead.
For more recipes, other culinary ideas and course schedule, head on over to www.themayakitchen.com.