A quick and easy video recipe for blueberry mojito – a twist on the classic cocktail.

Blueberry mojito- a quick and easy cocktail recipe, perfect for summer entertaining

It’s the weekend, and I have a cocktail recipe for you. A Blueberry Mojito recipe. I have posted about it earlier (about 5 years back), but that one was from a Mojito mix. Today I want to share the from scratch version.

I love a good mojito. Pina coladas and mojitos are generally my drink of choice. If not that then I like vodka, with a little orange juice, dash of sprite, some green chilli, lemon and salt- my version of a screwdriver. But mostly my poison is a Mojito. I find them refreshing. I tried this blueberry mojito for the first time when I was in Morenci and had my Friday coffee group over for brunch. It was a hit. Even my friend who isnt big on mint, liked it. This is the perfect summer cocktail- blueberries, mint, lemon- its got it all. And it’s super easy.

I also make these blueberry mint ice cubes, that are this pretty color and add so much fun to the cocktail. They take ten seconds to put together, and take the presentation up a notch.

This is the second video, my friend, Anubhav , helped me shoot. You can check the first one – panna cotta with roasted peaches and toasted oat crumble here. Hope you like our effort, let me know what you think in the comments.

Here’s the video and the recipe. Hope you get to try these blueberry mojitos. Have a happy weekend!

Blueberry Mojito from Shumaila Chauhan on Vimeo.

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From scratch sweet pull apart monkey bread made with whole wheat challah dough and a generous topping of cinnamon sugar.

Monkey Bread Challah

Remember the braided whole wheat challah loaf I shared few posts back. Since the recipe yields two loaves, I decided to play with shapes and ended up making this Monkey Bread Challah with the other half of the dough. The challah dough recipe is wonderful and add some cinnamon sugar and butter to the dough, the results are a buttery billowy pull apart sweet bread.

I adapted the recipe from the Hot Bread Kitchen cookbook. If you love baking breads, its a cookbook you will love to have on your book shelf.

Monkey Bread Challah

This was the first time I was working with challah bread and I loved it. It is one of my new favorite breads to bake. The best part is the dough makes enough for two loaves. With one loaf you can go the traditional braided challah way and with the other you can experiment and make something sweet. That ways you get the best of both worlds- one savory loaf and one sweet loaf.

It doesn’t hurt that it is part whole wheat too 🙂

Monkey Bread Challah

I have a few recipes lined up for the coming weeks. I know it is Tuesday and generally I post on Garam Masala Tuesdays but as you can see I haven’t been as regular with them as I used to be. I don’t cook much Indian these days since my parents have a great cook who makes amazing Indian food. But when I posted the insta stories on Seviyaan (vermicelli) burfi, I got a few requests to start GMT again. So once I have a few Indian recipes lined up, I will start posting on GMT again.

Let me know if there is a particular recipe you would like me to try and share.

For now enjoy this whole wheat monkey bread challah recipe.

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A quick recipe for homemade whole wheat pizza dough that gives a flavorful crust.

Quick Whole wheat pizza dough

We are a pizza loving family.  A good crust, flavorful sauce and your favorite toppings- that’s what makes a good pizza. I love making pizza from scratch at home- I can control everything that goes into each component and make sure each element is to our taste and liking.

For a long time I was using this recipe for pizza dough. I absolutely love the Peter Reinhart pizza dough recipe. It gives amazing results each time. While I love it, it does require some planning ahead of time. If you want pizza on the fly, unless you have that dough in your freezer, you will need to wait an extra day to eat pizza.

The recipe for pizza dough that I am sharing today is quick. It requires a one hour rest time, which I always use to prep the rest of the ingredients for my pizza. You can also use that one hour rest time to make your pizza sauce (this is the recipe I use). From start to finish, it takes me 25 active minutes in the kitchen to prep everything, including the sauce and pizza dough. Dinner is always a breeze on pizza days.

The best part of this recipe is that the pizza base is 100 % whole wheat! You can add some wheat germ to the dough if you want to make it even more healthy.

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