Muffins Recipe


    Ingredients for Muffins Recipe

    450 g/1 lb strong plain white flour
    1 tsp salt
    15 g fresh yeast or
    7 g dried yeast
    1 tsp sugar
    300 ml warm water
    flour or fine semolina to dredge


    1.  Sieve the flour salt into a bowl. Mix the fresh yeast with the sugar and add to the lukewarm water (or sprinkle dried yeast on the water with the sugar and leave until frothy. Add to the flour and mix well.
    2.  Knead to a firm dough. Cover and leave to prove for 1 hour. Knead lightly again and roll out on a floured board to 1cm thickness. Cover and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Cut into 7.5 cm diameter rounds. Place on a well floured baking sheet and dredge the tops with flour or fine semolina (this gives a golden and slightly crisp finish). Cover and leave to prove for 40 minutes.
    3.  Heat the oven to 230 C/ 450 F mark 8 or prepare a griddle. Cook on a moderately hot greased griddle or thick frying pan for about 6 minutes each side until golden brown or bake for 10 minutes, turning over after 5 minutes.

    To serve muffins

    Pull the muffins open all the way round, leaving the halves joined in the center. Toast on both sides, then pull apart and butter thickly. Put together again and serve hot.

    Easy Hummus Recipe with Tahini

    Hummus good appetizer dish. Hummus very popular dish in middle eastern it usually serves with pita bread and also enjoy full with grilled chicken, fish.
    Hummus recipe have significant nutrition benefits its reach from many types vitamins and minerals and dietary fibers. Today we make hummus recipe with easy and simple method.
    Easy Hummus Recipe
    Hummus Recipe


    2 cup/8 Oz chickpeas
    1 bouquet garni
    1 small onion, peeled
    2 garlic cloves, peeled
    2 lemons, juice
    2 tbsp/ 50 g tahini paste
    4 tbsp olive oil
    Salt and freshly ground pepper
    1 tbsp parsley
    1 tomato, sliced

    Preparation Method

    1. Soak the chickpeas for at least 6 hours and then drain them.
    2. Place the chickpeas in a large dish with 1 ¾ put water, bouquet garni and the sliced onion. Microwave for 20 minutes on full power. Leave to stand for 5 minutes, and then cook for a further 25 minutes, or until the peas are cooked and soft. Drain and allow to cool.
    3. Put all the other ingredients except the parsley in a blender or food processor. Gradually add the chickpeas to the other ingredients until they make a smooth paste. Taste for seasoning.
    4. Arrange the hummus in a dish, and sprinkle with a little extra olive oil.

    To serve hummus recipe

    Garnish with a spring of parsley and tomato slices and serve with warm pita bread.

    Nutritional value per 100 g

    Energy 695 KJ, Carbohydrates 14.3, Fat 9.6, protein 7.9

    Strawberry Jam Recipe

    Strawberry Jam Recipe
    Strawberry Jam Recipe


    Make 4 × 1 lb/450 G/1 LB jars
    5 ½ cups/ 1 kg/2 lb strawberries, hulled
    1 lemon, juice
    4 cups/1 kg/2 lb sugar


    1. Put the strawberry in a large bowl or casserole with the lemon juice and cook for 5 minutes on full power. Mash the strawberries slightly with a wooden spoon.
    2. Add the sugar and stir well. Cook for 3 minutes on full power and stir again. Cook on full for a further 3 minutes and stir to check the sugar is dissolved. If necessary, cook for a further 2 minutes on full power.
    3. Cook for another 6 minutes on full power, stir round thoroughly and cook for a further 6 minutes on full power.
    4. Test on a cold plate; the jam should wrinkle after 1 minute. If not, cook for another 2 minutes on full power.
    5. Pour or ladle into sterilize jars, seal and label.

    Variation in strawberry jam

    Cook as for strawberry jam but once the sugar has dissolved, cook for a further 15 minutes on full power.

    How to Care your Nails in Winter 2014

    Nails care are very important in winter season.  There are chances that your nails get dry, breakage and loss moistures. So, that question arises how to take care the nails in the winter?  Yes, there are some effective techniques, which help you to take care your nail in winter season and maintain its moisturizing and shine.
    How to Care your Nails in Winter 2014
    How to Care your Nails in Winter 

    Wear woolen Gloves

    It is our first tips to take care the nail in winter. Buy a pair of woolen gloves. Wear these gloves in cold winds or you go outside.  This a best technique to protect nails and hand skin from harsh weather. In this method you not only protect your nails from damage, but also help you prevent hands from chapped.

    Eat Vitamin A rich food.

    This is the second tip to take care nails in the winter. Eat vitamin A rich food, this nutritional tip for nails care in winter. Take vitamin A rich food help to make your nails strong, healthy and pretty, vitamin A also very important for skin health. So, eat vitamin A food during the winter season. Fresh vegetables, fish, pumpkin seeds and almond are richest food of vitamin A. Eating of these foods maintain your nails health. 
    Like vitamin A, calcium is also essential for better health of nails and skin. Milk, eggs, spinach are calcium rich foods.

    Drinking the proper amount of water

    Most the people don't drink the proper amount of water in cold weather. This a reason of dehydration dryness of nails and skin. So, drink a proper amount of water in winter season to maintain nails skin freshness. Health experts recommend seven to eight of water in a day

    Conditioning your nails

    This another very important tips for care your nails in the winter. Apply olive oil in your nails, this very effective for better health of nails and prevents nails from damage and dryness. So, select a best conditioner for your nails. This very beneficial for nails in winter season. 

    Beauty Manicure

    Girls are well known about manicures. Manicure is a best thing to protect your nails from cold weather. There are different kinds of manicures. Select your favorite types of manicures and change every fifteen days during the winter season.
    Take some warm water and fill with rose petals and soak your hand in it. Or apply cream on nails and massage gently.
    We hope you like this nails care tips and must be trying these techniques for your nails.

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