First Monday of 2019 & Wholewheat Bran Baked Bites with steamed Beetroot filling

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This first Monday of 2019 I got back to getting ready with the #Ovenderful #misenplace . My plan was to try out a couple of healthy baking experiments.

And as with my plan for this year, they are savoury. 

What you see on my plate here are the following – dry coconut , rice flour, bran , green jackfruit flour , homemade goda masala or spice mix , curry leaves , milk , fresh coriander leaves , ginger, spring onion and some steamed beetroot.

A whole lot of Indian ingredients that make for some delicious bakes.

The bran , beetroot , spring onion , ginger you saw on the plate above ?

That went into these super crisp baked bites of deliciousness. 
I loved the kind of texture bran added to the external pastry crust. It lifts up the taste beautifully. My little boy who was at home due to an unexpected school holiday has been helping me in rolling it out and creating the shape. 
He isn’t a big fan of beetroot and prefers it pureed and used into a paratha or pancake. My toddler gobbled these down though and relished the taste of steamed and seasoned beetroot baked inside the crisp exterior 🙂

Wholewheat Bran Baked Bites with steamed Beetroot filling

Ingredients –

Pastry –

25 gms butter

100 gms wholewheat flour

25 gms bran

1/4 tsp mustard powder

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp salt

75 ml milk

40 gms grated cheese

Add all the seasoning to the wholewheat flour – bran mix. Whisk well. Rub the butter into the above mix until it becomes like bread crumbs. Add the cheese and whisk. Add the milk to bring it together. Put it into the fridge for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile steam some chopped beetroot, add chopped spring onion, some grated ginger, salt and pepper as per taste.

Next you need to roll the dough, cut it out into the shape you want. Add the filling, close it like a wrap and seal the edges.

Lightly brush with oil. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees C for 15-20 minutes or until it becomes crisp.

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