First few days of our holidays has always been mindless and unstructured. But yesterday, exactly a week after, we got tired of t.v. and staying indoors; and after staying in our night suits and wearing an uncombed look for days I suddenly feel like dressing up and going out. And to bring some change I got a new hair cut, cut down our t.v. hours and even added a few hours of study.
Hopefully in the next few days we will bring more plans to call it a schedule.
A few days back we visited eyes clinic, not for any check up. but for some eyes muscular exercise advised to him about a month ago. When we checked in there he was taken into another room to exercise and I took a magazine to read and settled down on a corner seat. While flipping through the pages I happened to look up where there was a constant movement, patients and attendant kept coming in and go, mood was tensed and relaxed. I watched a father daughter duo laughing and playing with each and that remind me of my younger self; other then that there was a very young attendant who was guarding his sister like a parent and got angry when the nurse put some drops in her sister’s eyes, there were some who were busy on their phone, some were watching t.v, while there were a few, who were like me were just observing. But before I could able to examine more, he emerges out of the room and we said bye to the nurse.
We took an auto and soon the hot and fiery air lashed against our bare faces. We covered our faces with stoles we were carrying but that also brought a long silence on our part which was broken by the auto driver who told us that his elder son is doing B. Tech. and his younger son is an aspiring doctor. Hearing this, I really feel so good and I congratulate him and his wife for their efforts. Then I, thought and hope that this information might help Virat understand a one simple thing that no matter what our circumstances are, if you are passionate about something no one can stop you.
After an very inspiring afternoon when we came back home, I gave him some homemade litchi squash to drink and for me, I put some water on the gas for a relaxed tea. I made this quite a few months back but never shared till now for no particular reason. But today as I scrolled down a few images whose recipes were waiting to be shared I found this. I followed the recipe as it is except that I changed the plain flour with whole wheat flour and used butter instead of lard.
Recipe adapted from the series The Fabulous Baker’s Brothers
• 250g whole wheat flour
• 2 tsp caster sugar
• 15g butter • 5g salt
• 100ml tepid milk
• 3g dried yeast
• 50ml tepid water
• Milk for brushing
• Sesame seeds, to sprinkle over
In a bowl mix the flour, sugar, butter, milk and salt. Mix the yeast with the tepid water and mix thoroughly into a dough. Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes until your dough is soft and elastic. Leave to rise for 1 hour in a covered bowl left in a warm place. Divide the dough into 10 small pieces and on a lightly floured surface roll into balls with your hands. Then using a rolling pin flatten into 10cm baps on a floured surface. Place on baking trays lined with baking paper and brush milk over each bap. Cover loosely with cling film and leave them in a warm place for 30 minutes. Brush with a second coat of milk and sprinkle a pinch of sesame seeds onto each bap. Cover loosely with cling film and leave for a final 30 minutes to rise.Meanwhile preheat your oven to 200°C. Bake the baps until they are perfectly golden, about 10-15 minutes. Cut in half and use as burger buns.