Homemade tastes best…

Spelt bread with oatmeal and pumpkin seeds

 

preparation time:

ca. 5 minutes

baking time:

50 minutes

difficulty:

simple

ingredients:

550g spelt flour
200g pumpkin seeds
200g fine oat flakes
300ml lukewarm water
200ml milk (plant based milk is also possible, e.g. rice or oatmeal milk)
30g butter OR 30ml oil (e.g. canola, thistle or hemp oil)
1 tbsp. honey OR maple syrup
1 sachet baking powder
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 tsp. caraway seeds
other spices like anise, coriander, fennel seeds can be added if you tolerate them

preparation:

Save about 50 g all together of pumpkin seeds and oat flakes for later. This will be the topping for the loaf of bread.

Mix the rest of pumpkin seeds and oat flakes with flour, water, milk, butter/oil, honey/maple syrup, baking powder, salt and spices. Knead it. Let it rest for about 10 minutes. Knead again. Carve the loaf on top several times and dab it with water. Now press on the pumpkin seeds and oatmeal you saved in the beginning/

Warm up the oven to 250°C . Place the loaf on a baking tin that is covered with baking paper. Bake for 10 minutes at 250°C. Then bake for another 40 minutes at 190°C.

Leave it to cool down before you enjoy it.

tip: 

If you put a heat-proof bowl of water into the oven to the bread it will develop a crispy crust.

You can also make buns from this bread recipe. Just form buns out of the dough. The baking time will shorten accordingly. For buns the total baking time would be about 30 minutes.

Enjoy!

(c) The Histamine Pirate

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A real allrounder…

Pancakes

 

preparation time:

ca. 30 Minuten

difficulty:

simple

ingredients for 1-2 people:


basic recipe:
250ml milk (you can also use plant based milk like rice-, oat- or almond milk – please, no, soy milk!)
125g spelt flour
2 small OR 1 large egg(yolk)
oil, respectively butter for frying
a pinch of salt

 

 

preparation:

Whisk all ingredients until you get a creamy dough that is still slightly liquid. Warm up butter/oil in a pan. One ladleful of dough will make one pancake. Turn the pan a little so the dough spreads in the pan. After about 2 minutes nothing should be liquid anymore on the one side, turn the pancake. Fry it for another 2 minutes.

Store the pancakes that are done on a large plate with a lid on. Or keep them warm in the preheated oven at about 80°C.

 

variations:

 

topping:

This basic dough recipe works for sweet or hearty pancakes.

For sweet ones use (white) chocolate cream, powdered sugar, maple syrup, honey, ice cream or blueberries as topping.

For hearty pancakes use cream cheese, salad, mozarella, feta, radish, cress, chicken breast, etc. as topping.

dough:

You can not only vary in the selection of toppings, but also in the way you make the dough. For sweet dough just add vanilla sugar. If you can tolerate it, you can also spice it up with cardamom, cinnamon or cacao.

For a hearty dough just add spices/herbs you like, e.g. thyme, rosemary, oregano, southernwood, etc.

Enjoy!

 

(c) The Histamine Pirate

Power porridge…

Porridge

 

preparation time:

ca. 15 minutes

difficulty:

simple

ingredients for 1-2 people:

ca. 100g oatmeal
ca. 200ml milk (plant based milk works fine, too – just do not use soy milk)
2 tbsp. maple syrup or honey
a pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. cardamom or cinnamon, if you can tolerate it
2 leaves of lemon balm

preparation:

Mix milk, oatmeal and a pinch of salt in a pot. Stir occasionally until it boils (until bubbles start coming up). Remove the pot from the stove. Let it rest covered for about 10 minutes. Stir again.
If you like add a little milk again before serving. This will make the porridge more creamy. Serve with lemon balm leaves, maple syrup/honey and spices on top.

variations:

  • Serve with apple slices or blueberries.
  • Instead of spices add a little cacao for cacao porridge, but only if you can tolerate chocolate/cacao (histamine trigger).

Enjoy! 

– also our cat Momo is already interested (but he does not like sugar, nor gluten, nor cinnamon)

 

(c) The Histamine Pirate