FRESHLY BAKED BROWN BUNS
In 2009, when I was in South Africa, I joined the group (mostly ladies), called “Weigh Less group” to lose some kilos. I was successful, in six months I lost 13 kg (28 pounds), which was a considerable achievement, I was very happy. In that weigh less group, participants were supposed to attend the group meetings every week, where the group leader use to weigh us and after the weighing, there were discussions and lots of motivational tips and tricks were given to participants. Weigh less in South Africa is quite similar to weight watchers of North America.
In those weekly group meetings, together with the formula for different types of foods, lots of booklets were also given to the participants. Those booklets were full of information about healthy eating, meal planning and simple things which we should do and follow in our daily routine for a healthier and happier life because the ultimate aim was to lose weight. Here are few examples of the tips- 1. when you go shopping, park your car at a distance so that you will get a chance to walk a little longer, 2. Do not use the elevator, climb the stairs to use some calories.
Few others were very interesting – 3. Do not go shopping, when you are hungry, you will be tempted to buy unnecessary items particularly the high-calorie ones, which you will eat later and consume extra calories. 4. If you are on the “weigh less” program, during the grocery shopping, do not go in the aisle of cakes and cookies, otherwise, you will be tempted to buy them and eat later. That is interesting, isn’t it? I really enjoyed the whole journey of Weigh Less, where I lost a few kilos and gained a lot of good information about the healthy life style, which till today I am practicing in my life.
Personally, I have experienced that when I go for shopping in super markets, and if I am in the bakery section, the smell of freshly baked bread always attracts me and I am tempted to buy freshly baked buns or bread. And I have also experienced that whenever I go in the aisle of cakes and cookies, I am tempted to buy a few of them.
Coming to the recipe, bun or bread baking is not a difficult task, plus you can enjoy the smell of freshly baked bread in your own kitchen. The other benefit of home baked bread/bun is that we do not add any preservative etc so it is healthier to eat home baked buns or bread. This is a very simple recipe with few ingredients.
Special announcement about co-hosting Fiesta Friday for the 2nd time
I am excited and pleased to host this event for the 2nd time, called Fiesta Friday, which is the 187th week of this blog party. This blog post party is on from the last three years, and it will soon be celebrating the 200# week. In this blog hop, bloggers around the world share their splendid recipes through their blog posts and awesome clicks of the recipes. You can check the above link and join us. Please read the guidelines and follow them to get a chance to be a winner, who will be featured in the next week party. This is a wonderful way to meet and gain exposure and views of the other blogger friends. I am sharing my recipes with this group from so many months and I am assuring you that, this is a friendly, supportive and welcoming group. This week in Fiesta Friday, my co-host and I will visit each and every participant's post and comment on their awesome recipes, which is a normal procedure of this party.
I am co-hosting this event with Judi. If you are joining for the first time please link your post to the main page of Fiesta Friday my page Herbs Spices and Tradition and Judi's page Cookingwithauntjuju
I really appreciate and would like to thank Angie of Fiesta Friday who gave me the 2nd chance to co-host this event.
- 2 cups brown bread flour/whole wheat flour
- Half packet active dry yeast (packet is 10 grams)
- 1tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 tbs oil
- more oil for coating
- In a cup, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water, add sugar to it. Mix well and leave it around 5 minutes till the colour of the water changes and becomes foamy.
- In a big bowl take flour, add salt, oil and this foamy water of yeast, mix more water and make a soft dough, coat all sides with oil.
- Cover with plastic wrap to let it rise (until double the original size). Keep it in a warm place for 1-2 hours to rise.
- Punch dough down. Divide into 12-14 balls. Knead and tuck ends under on each one until top is smooth. Coat all sides with oil and place on a large greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
- Cover. Let bun rise until almost doubled in size.
- Bake at 350 degrees F/180 degrees C, about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove onto a rack to cool.
I am sharing my recipe as my blog post entry with Fiesta Friday and Sweet inspiration link Party and with Cook blog share and Meatless Monday and Hearth and Soul link party and with Cook once eat Twice party and with Simple and in Season and with we are pinnable party