Tuesday, February 26, 2013


What is Spelt bread?
Spelt is a wonderful flour for baking bread, and is a wonderful alternative to standard 'high gluten' bread flour made from modern varieties.  Spelt flour can also contain added (powdered) gluten, as with most commercial bread flours.
What is Baking soda n baking powder?
Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate. When baking soda is combined with moisture and an acidic ingredient (e.g., yogurt, chocolate, buttermilk, honey), the resulting chemical reaction produces bubbles of carbon dioxide that expand under oven temperatures, causing baked goods to rise. The reaction begins immediately upon mixing the ingredients, so you need to bake recipes which call for baking soda immediately or else they "might"/"will" flat.
Baking powder contains sodium bicarbonate, but it includes the acidifying agent already (cream of tartar), and also a drying agent (usually starch). Baking powder is available as single-acting baking powder and as double-acting baking powder. Single-acting powders are activated by moisture, so you must bake recipes which include this product immediately after mixing. Double-acting powders react in two phases and can stand for a while before baking. With double-acting powder, some gas is released at room temperature when the powder is added to dough, but the majority of the gas is released after the temperature of the dough increases in the oven.

A ‘poori’ is deep fried and puffed Indian bread and ‘Bhaji’ is potato curry. [ Bhaji is made from potatoes]. Poori is made by rolling small balls from the dough and rolling them in a disc form which are fried in oil. Aloo is the curry made with potatoes and then spiced up.
It is also known as “Aloo Puri” or “Punjabi Aloo Puri”. It is very comfort food. And All even kids love this dish.

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