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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

Recipe Pasties
Ingredients
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.

Method
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.

32 comments:

anudivya said...

Will do Yasmeen, Thanks for tagging me. I could eat those pasties the whole day. Looks superb.

Curry Leaf said...

lovely and perfect and obviously noble cause.The pasties look flaky,airy and light.perfect Y,please pass it over,I want both savoury and the sweet one.I am imagining the taste of fruit compote and choc chunks combo

Happy cook said...

It looks so yumm and for a good cause too.
Love that filling, it looks so yummy delicious.

Ann said...

great bake for a great cause..congrats yasmeen

Divya Vikram said...

I love the filling.They look too tempting.

Priya said...

Prefect Pasties,love the sweet filling as well as savoury filling...would love to grab one from the pic..tempting bakes..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Fillings are just tempting... You have baked them for a noble cause... I wish I could grab them for tea today...

n33ma said...

Nice cause Yasmeen.......looks delicious.....love the stuffing.

Chandani said...

great post for a wonderful cause yasmeen!! pastries looks so amazing:)

Chandani said...

btw, tried your methi khakhra yesterday, turned out really good:)

Cham said...

The pastry is just flakky and crisp. Great cause!

Uma said...

wonderful pastries for a good cause! Looks so yummy!

Malar Gandhi said...

Yasmeen, please take a look at my Plagiarism post and support me....I am devasted. I truly appreciate ur comment.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks delicious yasmeen...

meeso said...

These look very yummy and filling!

Pearlsofeast said...

Ysameen, what a wonderful filling of pomegranate and cranberry.Sounds awesome combined with chocolate.

BTW,Yasmeen I have also tagged you but forget to mention you. Sorry about that.I am glad that u have already baked a lovely one for this cause.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

this sounds like an intertesting event. i've just found a bready doughy recipe that my kids had been asking me to try out one day - what an inspiration you are!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looking awesome and nice effort !!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Thanks for ur support dear. I can understand how you felt for me. Thro' blogging we're like family here....moreover we all dedicate some precious time to publish our each article. I can understand ur true feelings when you commented at their site. I will never forget my sweet friend's gesture. Even my brother did the same. Will resume back to blogging soon!

Sunshinemom said...

Lovely puffs - I too made some but the buttery pastry puffs.

Sara said...

These sound great and very versatile.

Bharti said...

Thanks for the tag Yasmeen. Hope to post something soon.
The pasties look really tempting. I wish I could just eat some right now :-)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Wonderful pasties, very versatile!

Viki Xavier. said...

Lovely pasties for a good cause dear. can i have my share:)

Zee said...

A very meritorious initiative:)..wishing you and your fellow bakers all the success in this great-hearted cause:)
The pasties sure look yum:D

Nazarina A said...

Your pastries look divine and the fillings even more delectable. Do you know that I was born in South Africa, so I have to accept your tag!!!This is after all my Mother land!!!I try and donate a lot to causes in South Africa. My sister who is not well either lives there and so does one of my brothers.Inshallah, I am planning to go and visit my family as soon as I possible can.They so much want to meet my husband who is American but of Polish descent.

A.F said...

Hi Yasmeen,
You are so creative.I wonder how you have so much time to create new recipes..with two young ones to look after!
Good job!

Ning said...

Wow! A versatile and tasty recipe for a worthy cause! :)

G.Pavani said...

looks yummy and nice click

Ivy said...

What a lovely recipe for such a worthy cause. Great job.

Sunshinemom said...

OMG - Your description of the filling is ummm.....sexy!! Too good!

Varsha Vipins said...

yummmm dear.:)

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