But first things first.
A big round of heartfelt thanks to everybody !!
To everybody who has visited my blog .. some of you I know ... some new to me.
To everybody who has encouraged me on, guiding & passing awards.
More importantly, to everybody who has stuck by .... I am not on any aggregator .... so all of you who keep visiting my blog/s regularly mean a lot to me. :-)
And to all of you who have found my blog worthy of being added to your lists / to follow. :-)
Thank you all for being such wonderful people !!
Now to my baking for this good cause .... Breadline Africa.
Breadline Africa is a charity based in South Africa works towards ending poverty in Africa by helping communities achieve long-term self-sustainability.
Breadline Africa was founded in 1993 by a group of community and social workers in South Africa and like-minded colleagues in Europe. Together they have raised funds in Europe and identified small, ground-level projects in Africa that are most likely to succeed with a financial boost.If you would like to join The Blogger Bake-Off, details can be found at their site. These are some of the ways in which you could be a part of the campaign.
* Join the campaign.
* Submit your bread baking recipe.
* Make a donation to Breadline Africa.
* Vote for your favorite recipe.
* Bake a loaf of bread and blog about it.
* Bake many loaves of bread and host a bake sale.
Bloggers who would like to bake for this cause may use the widget on their blogs and tag 5 other bloggers to Bake Bread, Give Dough and Feed Africa.
The rules for bloggers are outlined below:
1. If you are tagged, copy and paste the rules into your post.
2. Bake bread, do something you wouldn’t normally do, and blog about it. Upload your picture and recipe.
3. Give dough, donate to Breadline Africa and help us end poverty.
4. Tag five bloggers, and ping us so we know you’ve done so.
The person who raises the most funds will get to name a Breadline Africa community kitchen and win $500 Amazon Vouchers. There are also three minor prizes of $250 Amazon vouchers for people who receive the most votes in the following categories: Most Unusual Recipe; Most Nutritious Recipe and Most Traditional Recipe.
Since I do not know too many people ... and since the few I know are already tagged .... I'm taging the following for this worthy cause. Am short of one .... so anyone who wants to do this is most welcome. Do let me know ... I'll declare your name here.
Now to my baking bread. Inspite of having baked cakes, I have always shied away from baking bread. The thing that deters me most is the time needed .... not to mention my aversion to yeast ( I do not know why).
But for this I did get yeast .... but did not end up using it. It is still waiting on my kitchen shelf.
I wanted to bake a corn bread ... having seeing Shibani's Corn bread. I just can't get that beautiful piece of bread out of my mind still. :-) And I do always have cornmeal at home for hubby's favorite snack/breakfast.
Searched a lot on cornbread recipes and finally settled on an Old Fashioned Corn Bread ...... by Cyndi Allison. Looked easy ... and yes, no yeast. I followed the recipe as it is .... complete with the measurements. Only added a few other stuff on my own.
I had no idea how plain corn bread would taste ... so wanted to make it a little spicy. So added fried onions and green chillies to the batter. Picked up the idea of adding herbs from Shibani again. So the mixed herbs that I use for making pizza went into it.
And it tasted good. :-) Sorry Bharti ... for adding the egg ... but will make an eggless one the next time. And with yeast. :-)
As I was busy arranging and clicking, the morning sun shifted on my window ... and gave me a great snap.
We had it for breakfast on Sunday morning, with tea.
Here's hoping that every plate has enough food on it ... so that in this world of many pains ... at least the pain of hunger is not felt by anybody .... especially .... children.