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Friday, November 21, 2008
Sweet and Savory Pasties for World wide Blogger Bake off
Ning of Heart and Hearth ,Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty recipes and PearlsOfEast, have tagged me to participate in a worthwhile event of Breadline Africa and bake bread for The Worldwide Blogger Bake-Off Challenge.I discovered the pleasure of baking since I started blogging.I made these easy pasties for the bake off.Its a versatile recipe that be stuffed sweet or savory,making it ideal for lunch boxes ,with savory filling it can served in main course with salad and the sweet filling is great as a dessert.
Breadline Africa is a charity based in South Africa works towards ending poverty in Africa by helping communities achieve long-term self-sustainability.
Breadline Africa was founded in 1993 by a group of community and social workers in South Africa and like-minded colleagues in Europe. Together they have raised funds in Europe and identified small, ground-level projects in Africa that are most likely to succeed with a financial boost.
If you would like to join The Blogger Bake-Off, details can be found at their site. These are some of the ways in which you could be a part of the campaign.
* Join the campaign.
* Submit your bread baking recipe.
* Make a donation to Breadline Africa.
* Vote for your favorite recipe.
* Bake a loaf of bread and blog about it.
* Bake many loaves of bread and host a bake sale.
Bloggers who would like to bake for this cause may use the widget on their blogs and tag 5 other bloggers to Bake Bread, Give Dough and Feed Africa.
The rules for bloggers are outlined below:
1. If you are tagged, copy and paste the rules into your post.
2. Bake bread, do something you wouldn’t normally do, and blog about it. Upload your picture and recipe.
3. Give dough, donate to Breadline Africa and help us end poverty.
4. Tag five bloggers, and ping us so we know you’ve done so.
The person who raises the most funds will get to name a Breadline Africa community kitchen and win $500 Amazon Vouchers. There are also three minor prizes of $250 Amazon vouchers for people who receive the most votes in the following categories: Most Unusual Recipe; Most Nutritious Recipe and Most Traditional Recipe.
I would like to invite the following bloggers and bake for the worthy bake off.
Anu Divya of ..and a little bit more..
Bharti of Veggie Foodist
Nazarina of Giddy gastronome
Lisa Jersey girl cooks
Meditarranean Kiwi of Organically Cooked
For the pastry
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoon of dry yeast(1 small sachet)
1/2 cup luke warm water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoon Olive oil
1 Organic Egg for brushing
For Sweet Filling
I made fresh Pomegranate and cranberries compote with dark chocolate. Combine the fresh fruit with 1/4 a cup of apple juice and heat in a medium saucepan over medium heat.Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until the fruit is tender . Remove from heat and cool completely. Before filling mix in 2 tablespoon of dark chocolate chunks.
For Savory filling
Vegetable stuffing just as in this recipe or meal filling like the green kababs.
Mix in the dry yeast and pinch of sugar. Let sit for 15-20 minutes.
In a bowl start mixing the flour ingredients along with the yeast. Make a smooth dough and place in a greased bowl and cover. Allow to rise for an hour until double its size.
Preheat oven to 350F.On a lightly floured work surface,roll out the dough to 1 cm thick.Cut out 10 rounds about 8 cms in a diameter.Place 1 teaspoon of the filling in the center of each round.
Whisk egg in a bowl and brush the edges of the rounds ;fold rounds in half to make semicircles;press edges using a fork.Brush the top with the egg.Bake for 15 minutes until golden.