Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thought I would report on my new adventure of making whole wheat pita bread. While I was kneading it - did not add all the flour as I thought it was stiff enough - but once it rose it was not stiff enough - so it was a pain to work with - stuck to everything - but I persevered - I did not get a very good puff rate - but the bread sure does taste good - very nutty. This time I added toasted sesame seeds as well as black sesame seeds - wow do the black sesame seeds ever add a lot of flavour -always thought sesame seeds added flavour - well the black ones pack a really big punch - will be buying more of them puppies next time I go shopping. They are even good for you - according to Dr. Oz on Oprah or was it somebody on Rachel Ray - who knows - I can't keep track of all these doctors on TV telling us what to eat, what not to eat, what to do. But I sure do like the flavour of the black sesame seeds - do not remember seeing them in Canada - although I am sure if I went to a health food store I could find them- and pay a very fancy price. Here they are 20 LE a kg - which is around $4.00 a kg. Should find out how much they are in Canada - and if they are cheaper here - import some - so bad.

Today looks like another beautiful day in the neighbourhood. Not much for clouds -lots of sun - may have to check out a few rays later in the day.


Lynn said...

Well, now I am intrigued! I have never heard of black sesame seeds. I will have to go and check it out at the health food stores.

on the edge said...

Oh God ! You are talking about " Cumin alkal " seeds , or black cumin as they call them here in Libya . These are the Miracle food here . They cure EVERY SINGLE THING ! Just ask any Libyan person ! They cure head aches .They cure childbirth , not too sure how you can cure that , but they do , lol . They cure everything BUT death ! LOL !