Honey Bun

Its ages since I blogged continuously .  .. hope to continue this mojo... okay coming back the last in the 3 Back to Back Series is Honey Bun.. I dont know what to name it really blank.. Its just another version of Bun Butter Jam. This sandwich is my hubby's favorite. I am not too fond of honey but hubby is just the opposite.. he is super fond of it. this recipe is his actually. 


  While  making the other two sandwiches made this one too and thought why not blog it.. Sorry for the bad photo was running out of time.. clicked this pic with 15 minutes in hand to drop the kids to school. This completes my first back to back series..  easy sandwiches.  All three are super easy to make and perfect for brekkie or to pack in lunch boxes..  lets hop to the recipe straight

You Need:

 Bun
Butter ( salted / Unsalted)
Honey

Preparation:

Slice  the bun in two halves.
Spread butter on both sides.
Drizzle honey on top.
Sandwich them. Slice and serve

                                  from left: Bun Butter Jam , Cream Bun, Honey Bun

Check out the previous 2 post here and here

Bun Butter Jam

So the second one in the 3 Back to Back series-- Easy Sandwiches is our very own Bun Butter Jam. Like the PBJ sandwich is famous in the west.. this is our favorite BBJ..  I love it and I doubt if there would be any who does not like it..  Usually I make sandwiches for my kids tiffin and sometimes for hubby too.. otherwise he prefers typical South Indian Brekkie. So sandwiches according to their taste.. hopefully in sha allah will blog on  the different sandwiches in the near future.





    Coming back to the recipe .. its simple and easy to make a no sweat recipe. 3 ingredients .. Bun Butter and Jam.. Sweet with a tinge of saltiness to balance the palette.. hmmm effect of watching masterchefšŸ˜¬. I love Amul Butter .. Utterly Butterly delicious... spending the childhood in India I am addicted to Amul Butter.. Even after coming to gulf I never miss to buy Amul Butter for sandwiches and Pav. nothing can match the flavour i believe..   So my recipe has a tinge of saltiness to it but you can use any butter .. salted or unsalted to your liking.
For this recipe I have used mini milk samona or hot dog buns.. you can also use regular buns or bread too. 



You Need:

Bun
Butter
Strawberry Jam

Preparation:

Slice the bun into two halves.
Spread butter on one side.
Spread jam on the other .
Sandwich them .. Slice and serve.


See the first one of the 3 back to back series here

Cream bun, Bun Butter Jam

Cream Bun

Blogging with break gives the writer's block.. and I am stuck at what to write.. hmmm.. life has been crazily busy alhamdulillah.. school pick up and drop, after school hours and my mornings go busy with fitness classes and to add to it my home baking.. so blogging has taken a back seat.. but when Rafeeda gave the topic for this month's Muslim Food Bloggers Challenge  I badly wanted to participate as the topic was something that we do in our routine life : BACK TO SCHOOL: LUNCH BOX IDEAS.  but the hitch for me was to click a proper pic in the crazy morning time.. 



  With one by one falling sick due to the change in the weather there is less cooking in the morning for the past 10 days.. used this time to click a very simple and easy to make dish.. but I myself fell sick so typing this recipe out seems a herculean task.. okay stories apart lets come to the recipe..
During regular days I make 3 brekkie boxes, 2 snack boxes and 1 lunch box all to be made in an hour and half.. I try to bring a balance. if the brekkie is time consuming then I would prepare an easy lunch and vice versa. This recipe is one such easy to pack brekkie boxes. hassle free absolutely



   So whats the inspiration for this recipe.. its Qbake's  cream bun. to tell frankly i am quite addicted to it.. its so yumm especially on the day its manufactured. when i wanted to  try it out it turned out yummy.  The original cream bun has sweetened cream but I added my spin to it and have sweetened it with jam. And since that day I prepared three different types of sandwich I am thinking to post is a 3 back to back recipes- Easy sandwiches. So here is recipe#1 and the recipe for MFBC #21 :
 Cream Bun.     I made this using Mini milk samona  from Qbake .  This recipe serves one   .
  

You need:

Mini Samona bun      3 nos
Fresh Cream                 100 gms
Strawberry jam             1 tbsp

Preparation:

Mix the cream and jam together.
Slice the bun in half.. spread the cream on one side. close the bun .
Serve and Enjoy!!

samoona photo courtesy: http://www.qbake.qa/


Tips:
Use fresh bread .
you can variate the jam or you can sweeten it according to your taste bud.
Samona is nothing but Hot dog buns. You can also use regular bun too or regular bread

   
   





Lemonade Concentrate

 Summer has started .. which means lemonade .. now and then.. though personally I love lemonade i hate dissolving the sugar in lemon juice every time I have to make lemonade.. Stumbled upon this recipe long time back ( forgot the website coz its really long time back.. sorry) and made this concentrate for the first time and I loved it .. and I have been making them year after year .. making lemonade became so easy.. then why it took so long to come up in blog ..  i never took a decent photo so never had the guts to put it up on blog.. 
     so without beating around the bush lets stick to the lemonade .. this concentrate is so versatile u can make lots of juices, mock-tails and sherbet.  imagination is the limit.



  let me share u some juices u can make :
          make variations in  lemonade ..add flavour and fruits
          nannari sharbat ( sarsaparilla sharbat)
          mojito
          Add plain soda or 7 up or Sprite
          combine orange , mozambi juice with lemonade
         etc... etc... etc..
      A special summer surprise.. pour them in ice cube trays and freeze them.. bite size tangy lemon ice to enjoy anytime.
With Ramadan coming in less than a month.. prepare this concentrate and making any juice during ramadan becomes a breeze.. So why wait..when life gives you lemons make lemonade ..


                                               Nannari Sharbat made with lemonade concentrate


You need:
 Freshly squeezed lemon juice                       1 1/2 cup
Sugar                                                              1 1/2 cup
Water                                                              1 cup

Preparation:
 Prepare a simple syrup by adding the sugar and water in a pan .. cook  for about 5-7  minutes.. the sugar should have dissolved completely. Allow it to cool completely.
To it add the lemon juice and mix well.
Pour them in sterilized glass bottle and store it in the refrigerator..
keeps well for about 2 weeks.

When you want to make lemonade .. pour required quantity of lemonade concentrate in a tall glass.. add water and ice cubes.. enjoy.

Share me ur ideas on the variations of lemonade u make..
 

     

Bubur Pulut Hitam / Black Glutinous rice sweet porridge

Time for the next MFBC  aka Muslim Food Bloggers Challenge.... this is one challenge which pull me to blog... missed it last month due to my super hectic schedule... but when rafeedha gave us the theme BREAKFAST the first recipe that came to my mind is Bubur Pulut Hitam does it sound Greek and Latin . let me clear it.. Its Black Glutinous Rice Porridge...  This recipe always brings back my childhood memories... sunday mornings the house would be filled with the aroma of the porridge..a blissful day it would be..  The combination of sweet porridge with salty coconut milk .. nothing could beat this .. I could have them everyday.. This is also a hot dessert but we always had it for breakfast...





                   Malay food has always been in regular in our menu.. infact I always stock this black glutinous rice ... so what is this rice... if you are familiar with the Thai sticky rice then this is the unpolished wholegrain version of it..though its called black rice . the cooked product has a deep dark purple..the rice is loaded with nutrients and is rich in antioxidants..  this rice is usually made into sweet ..there is even a pudding recipe in sha allah will post in the future.. you can find this rice in Asian grocery store.. or in the asian aisle in supermarket...



                                                          Black Glutinous Rice


   This recipe needs a little preparation before hand.. u need to soak this rice .. the longer u soak it will cook faster.. The porridge takes minimum 1 1/2 hrs to cook.. you can use sugar or palm jaggery to sweeten it.. Pandan or screwpine leaves imparts a beautiful flavour to this porridge so  don't miss it. Thick Coconut milk is used as topping .. fresh milk is needed.. but if its not available you can you canned ones.. but dont use thin milk.    I have tried making it in Pressure Cooker but the taste is not good as the slow cooked ones..  so lets move to the recipe..



You Need:
   Black Glutinous rice    1 cup
  Water                            5-6 cups
  Palm jaggery                175 gms
 Pandan leaves                2 nos
Thick Coconut Milk       3/4  cup
Salt


                                                             The right consistency
Preparation:

Wash and soak the rice for preferably overnight.
In a heavy bottomed pan add the rice 5 cups water  .. palm jaggery , pandan leaves and a pinch of salt. When the water starts to boil simmer and cook for an hour and a half.. stirring in between.
You can add a cup of water more if you feel the there is less water in the porridge..  the rice should have been completely cooked and opened up with a sticky liquid.
Cook for more time if the rice is not cooked..
Remove from heat and discard the leaf.
Add a pinch of salt to the coconut milk and keep it aside.
Spoon them in individual bowls and top it with coconut milk.. Serve Hot  . Enjoy

   
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