Friday, 11 June 2010

Basic Fermented Blueberry Muffins....

This post is being typed over a night and morning so as not to stress my finger (read HERE), but I need to keep sharing what is happening in the kitchen. The point of this blog is to keep me accountable, and especially now I am back on track I want to stay that way. 
So not much chit chat while my hand heals, but photos and step-by-steps in abundance. :-)

I'll share some simple breakfasts today - mostly because this is the one area my family neglect and I'm working at building up an interesting repertoire of healthy morning options.

Wednesday night I soaked 3 cups of organic spelt flour in 2 cups of filtered water that had 2 tablespoons of whey and yoghurt added. This needs to be left to ferment for 24 hours, covered, at room temperature.
After 24 hours bubbles have appeared (this will be more evident in summer but it is winter here)...
After the 24 hours have elapsed, add to the fermented flour:
2 lightly beaten free range eggs
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey, or molasses)
2 teaspoons baking (bi-carb) soda
1 teaspoon natural vanilla essence
3 tablespoons melted organic butter
grated rind of 1 lemon
...and blend well. It looks and feels like a runny bread dough. 
Pour into well greased muffin trays (I make 18 from this recipe), and scatter blueberries across the top.
Bake at 160C (325F) for about 35-45 minutes. When firm to touch they are done.
These muffins are not sweet, but they are moist and luscious.
When cool split them and top with a little organic butter, and some honey from your local natural apiarist.
NOTE: You can use wholewheat flour if you don't have spelt. You can add any fruits you creative.
(recipe sourced through Sally Fallon's 'Nourishing Traditions')

For a very quick and simple breakfast try this.
1/4 cup organic rolled oats
1 grated peeled apple 
tablespoon dried organic blueberries
1/2 cup filtered water
Mix together....
...and cook in your microwave for 3 minutes on high.
Serve with maple syrup and almond milk (or organic milk).
I'm off to enjoy my muffins this morning, with a large pot of Irish Breakfast tea.
What are you having?
Healthy Hugs

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