It's Secret Recipe Club time again! This month I was assigned The Spiffy Cookie written by Erin. I just love Erin's blog. There were so many recipes I wanted to try like Maple, Walnut and Flaxseed Pancake Doughnuts, English Muffins and Baked Blueberry French Toast with Streusel Topping. I even had my mind made that I was going to make the Baked French Toast but as I was thinking about what to make for dinner I realized I had once again had forgotten to pick up roti at the grocery store. Then I remembered Erin had a recipe for Whole Wheat Pita! Pita has been on my list of things to try and this was the perfect time! They turned out really good.
Ramadan Mubarak! This past weekend the month of Ramadan began. During this month Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. May Allah accept our fasts and ibadat during this blessed month.
This recipe is great for having as a dessert in Ramadan, especially with Ramadan occurring during the hottest time of the year. It is cold and refreshing.
A couple of weeks ago I forgot to pick up bread and roti while grocery shopping. When I got home I saw I hardly had any left. So I thought it would be a good time to try another recipe from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. I had forgotten about this book and while I was browsing I saw so many recipes that I wanted to try. This recipe sounded interesting as it used wheat bran. I had some bran that I had bought to make muffins which I never got around to making. I made half the recipe below. The recipe called for a cornstarch wash but then never gave instructions on when to use it so I just skipped that step. The loaves are not very big. The bread was a bit dense and tasted best toasted. I was using this bread for sandwiches and loved it.
To date this is my go-to recipe for chocolate cake. It is very easy to whip up! I go easy on the frosting whenever I make it (but honestly I would love to make more and pipe nice pretty flowers). You can easily halve the recipe which I have done on numerous occasions. I usually make this cake the day before because I find chocolate cakes and brownies usually taste much better the next day. This time I made the frosting a little thicker so I could spread evenly around. Sometimes I thin it out a bit and spread it over the top and just let it drip down the sides. I usually use half of the frosting recipe I have written below.