Tuesday, October 21, 2008

goji berry and dates

i got tired or raisins, mixed fruits, rosemary... so i decided to make something different this time. but typical of me, i didn't plan ahead so i did not have much ingredients at home to try out something different.

however, as i opened the fridge door, hmm.... saw those packets of goji berries (or known as wolf berries). since my wife wasn't around,  so in it went into the bread!

but goji berries by itself isn't exactly tasty. makes sense to add another ingredient.

since the celebration of Eid ul-Fitr - the end of Ramadan, has just ended, hypermarts everywhere is giving big discounts on their stockpile of dried dates. ahem... so why not include them in our bread? it so happened that we have some at home, so this makes perfect sense. besides, both ingredients are red in colour.

goji berries are supposed to be very nutritious.

so too are these red dates.

  • 4 cups flour (i used 2 white + 2 wholemeal)
              • 1 tsp yeast (i used dried, so had to active with warm water first)
              • 1 tsp honey
        • 3/4 cup of dried goji berries. (soaked 10 mins in warm water)
              • about 7 dates, pitted and chopped into small pieces

as usual, i had it baked at 180c for about 20-25 minutes.

of course, feel free to vary the ingredients!


  1. Hi bg, I cannot for the life of me remember...so sorry! I must be getting old! But I love your bread recipes and thanks for the heads up on where to buy the various flours. I am just a beginner/amateur bread baker and don't think I have any bragging rights. But your breads! They look downright delicious. Say, what made you become a bread baking fan like me? ;-) For me, I love the smell of baking bread. I will bookmark your blog and come back often!

  2. ha ha! i'm going to make things easier for you. go to my other site, http://diyparadise.com.

    i'm a beginner too! but since i love it so much, i bake every week, and keep on experimenting with new stuffs.

    the main reasons why i got into this is:

    1. my wife has a thyroid condition, so have to be careful wtih food intake. unfortunately there's just too much junk in our food these days. even the simple bread contains more junk than we ever need. there's bread improver, there's preservative, there's emulsifier, there's conditioner, there's "permitted flavourings and colouring"... pay more, but less nutrition.

    2. we have a nice oven. been sitting there for a while! figured since it's such a waste, might as well make good use of it.

    3. besides, having bread at home solves the daily conundrum of "what to eat for breakfast".

    that's about it! how about you?

    send my regards to nic!