Clafoutis is a French dessert or breakfast dish made with cherries and flan like batter baked together. This is a dish which is based on eggs. The eggy batter when baked becomes a nice firm clafoutis and it is really tough to replicate it with out eggs. So I chose this recipe for this month’s Baking Eggless Challenge. I was thinking of paneer as the egg substitute so that the clafouti will resemble the original. The original recipe is from Food website. Here is the link to the recipe from which I adapted mine. It uses cherries, but as we don’t get cherries here, I used the small plums we get here.
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I have been on a short break from blogging after the mega marathon last month. In fact it was an order from hubby dear to give some place to other activities in life other than cooking, baking and blogging. But still this is my passion and so I had to sneak in to do another post this month. For this month’s Baking Eggless Challenge, I selected a German bread recipe. This is eaten with coffee. It is also baked as a marble loaf or with dried fruits and nuts. I love breads with yeast and the most favourite part is kneading the dough to soft and elastic. That is what makes every bread so soft and develops gluten for the perfect texture. But this bread does not involve so much kneading. It just has the folding part with a spatula but still it turns out so light.
Do you remember the Baking Eggless group I started three years back? Last September I stopped the challenges temporarily as I wanted a short break. After so many requests from reader and members, I started it again this month. If you are active on Facebook, then you would have noticed my announcement. For the first month, Vimala, a member of the group and an active blogger suggested this milk tart recipe from Martha Stewart. This sounded very good for a sweet reopening. So the challenge was posted and many members have joined the group. Even if this group helps a single person to find the way to bake without eggs, I would be very very happy.
For this month’s Baking Eggless Group Challenge, I wanted to select an easy yet so good looking bread. When I came across the Swedish Tea Ring aka Vetekrans, I know this would be it. The recipe is so much like the cinnamon rolls but it looks different. There are so many shapes you can make these rings and each and every ring I saw in google search was looking so good. But I canonly make two as the dough is for only two rings. Set your creativity while making these rings and you will be very much pleased. From the month of June, my oven has seen so many breads and my house smells like a bakery. During my childhood, I used to love the bakery smell and I would just love to go to the bakery to have a deep breath just like how Jerry goes behind the cheese aroma. But nowadays after baking daily, these aromas doesn’t excite me any more. Last week we made 4-5 cakes in a class and I couldn’t bear that smell. I just couldn’t beleive it. But still baking fascinates me and making these types of bread rolls excite me.
For this month’s Baking Eggless challenge, I selected a Hungarian yeasted pastry kipfel which is an authentic pastry usually served at family gatherings, weddings and festivals. Kipfels are stacked as pyramids for serving. Each family has a recipe of their own and it is said that there would be competition among ladies to whose kipfels tastes the best. Kipfels has root in Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Yugoslavia and Turkey and as far as I read there are so many variations of the recipe. usually kipfels are filled with lekvar – a type of fruit butter made of either plums or apricot or prunes. There are some types filled with cream cheese. The pastry itself has so many variations. Some use butter based pastry and the result will be a flaky kipfel and some has yeasted dough which will result in a soft kipfel. For the challenge, I selected an yeasted dough version, filled with plum/ apricot lekvar.
Add ingrdients for the third dough. And knead.Add in the ingredients for the final dough. I forgot to add the candied orange peel at this stage.
Use a dough hook to incorporate the ingredients.Once incorporated it looks very sticky. Knead it for 20 minutes. It is still missing the candied orange peel. Take the peel in a mixer. These are the home made peel I prepared two weeks back.
Let it become crumb like.