The Bread Post

Assalaamu alaikum ūüôā


OK… sisters who are dieting, going low carb or just don’t like crusty home baked bread look away ūüôā

The rest of you bread lovers this is a bread you have to… ¬†have to make! Here’s why:

  • It is quick.
  • It is easy.
  • It is tasty.
  • It is crrrusty.
  • It’s more¬†nutritious¬†than shop bought bread.
  • It looks gorgeous!
  • Your kids will think you are amazing.
  • Your¬†husband¬†will think you are amazing.
  • You will therefore earn Rewards in Dunya and Aakhira (insha Allah)
It is not my recipe I found it here.
It is a great blog and there are step by step pics of what the dough should look like at each step. Here is what they have to say about it:

What if I told you that instead of buying bakery bread for four or five dollars a loaf, you could make delicious handmade bread whenever you wanted, at a fraction of the cost and it is so easy a kid could do it?  Well, read on because this method of making artisan bread at home will change your life.

You can make incredible bread without having to do all the usual time consuming tasks of breadmaking:

  • no need to make a new batch of dough every time you want bread
  • no need to proof yeast
  • no need to make starters or prefermented dough
  • no¬†kneading!¬†

In the last few years, several methods for making easy no-knead bread doughs have crept up on the internet and gained popularity. ¬†Among the most popular have been Jim Leahy’s No-Knead Bread¬†and Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois’¬†Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. ¬†These breads drastically cut down the amount of time and work that it was always assumed had to go into artisan bread making. ¬†Even the Zen Master of bread making,¬†Peter Reinhart, has jumped onto the bandwagon, admitting that these no knead methods have made him rethink everything he knew about breadmaking:

“The results have forced me to reconsider all of the premises I once held sacrosanct”.

Have I convinced you to make it yet?

OK… now I need to warn you:

This bread will make you fat. LOL!

So go over to the italian dish blog and you can also make yummy bread like this (Insha Allah!):

I love soup!

Assalaamu alaikum

Who else can eat soup all day long? I can have it for lunch and supper and for a snack in between! I love eating it, I love making it and along with making bread and hanging up the washing it makes me feel like I am part of an ancient sisterhood which has done those simple tasks for thousands of years.

I was thinking about it… all through the ages…people of different cultures have their own version. There are so many variations of combining vegetables, meat/pulses and water to make soup. Whether you are rich or poor people make, eat and enjoy soup.

Here is my recipe for Chicken, leek and barley soup.

This Recipe is very easy you can use what ever ratios you like.


  • 2 pieces of chicken with bone. I used a large breast piece cut up.
  • 2 leeks (sliced)
  • 2 ribs celery(sliced)
  • 2 carrots (diced)
  • 2 potatoes or sweet potatoes (grated)
  • few cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 litre chicken stock (you can use chicken stock powder )
  • 2 cups barley ¬†(boil for a 30 minutes or soak overnight)
  • optional:1 cup dried peas (I like this but you can substitute any pulse you enjoy or just add more barley)
  • fresh thyme
  • Bay leaf
  • Ground black pepper


  • Heat pot and add a bit of olive oil/butter, add leeks,¬†celery, carrot and garlic.
  • Then add chicken, salt to taste, thyme, bay leaf and black pepper.
  • Add chicken stock and pulses
  • Add grated potato
  • Let simmer until thick and yummy,¬†stirring¬†occasionally
  • Remove chicken and flake the meat off the bones and discard bones and return chicken to pot
  • Check for seasoning add more salt and pepper if you need
  • Also check if you need to add more water/stock

Serve with some crusty bread (Recipe to follow insha Allah)