Millwee

1 cup semolina flour

1 cup white flour

1 teaspoon salt* if watching sodium intake omit the salt

1 cup warm water

Butter 1 stick soften

Olive oil 1/2 cup to pour over soften butter

Olive oil as needed for coating hands and dough

Place the flour and salt in a kitchen aide mixer mix with your hand until combined make a well in flour and add water then using a dough hook mix until blended then beat on high for 15 minutes once throughly mixed take dough out and oil well and let sit for 15 minutes then divide into ball I do 6 for this recipe coat balls in oil let rest for 15 minutes then take one ball oil hands well and surface your working on .

Note you can mix this by hand it just tires the arms and takes a while longer you mix the liquid into the flour then knead it for 15 minutes

Using hands and some of the oil and butter flatten and stretch thinly without breaking once thin rub butter and oil onto it sprinkle with a bit of semolina flour and fold into thirds thin roll into round rolls and stretch the ends and tuck into the center then set aside after you oil it , repeat until done.

Note some people just fold and make square instead of rolling into tubes and flattening either way is fine I’ll post pictures of both

To cook use a cast iron pan or if you have a Moroccan bread pan for stove top cooking use that a griddle will also work.

Heat over medium heat pan is hot enough when a few small drops of water dance and disappears

If doing the round kind flatten to about 1/4 thick cook until golden brown on one side flip and cook until golden brown

Ways to serve

Serve hot with tea can put jelly on it ,

Serve as base for marshooes the chicken recipe tear into small pieces https://diaryofarevertmuslimah.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/marshooes/

Can store in freezer and reheat later if doing this make sure they are completely cooled down and place waxed paper between the breads then wrap in plastic wrap and place in gallon size zipper freeze bag and freeze

To thaw take out and place on counter once thawed can warm on stove top or oven

Note there’s a variation to this recipe where you add 1 teaspoon yeast and follow the same directions

Folded into thirds before rolling
Round roll

Homemade Borax-Free Laundry Detergent

Homemade Borax-Free Laundry DetergentThis recipe costs about forty cents per load – not too bad for doing it yourself!
1/2 cup baking soda

⅓ cup of lemon juice

1 cup washing soda

1/4 cup coarse sea salt

1 bar of Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile soap ( these are available with natural fragrance as well)

Directions:
Grate the bar in your food processor, or very finely by hand.

Place the grated soap in a large bowl and combine the other ingredients and stir to break up any clumps.

Pour the soap into a container with a lid

Pour the laundry soap into an airtight container for storage.

If you’re doing regular-sized loads of laundry, use 1 tablespoon of laundry soap per load. If you’re doing a large load, or your clothes are extra dirty, use 2 tablespoons per load.

Do-it-Yourself Dryer Sheets

Do-it-Yourself Dryer SheetsThese dryer sheets eliminate static cling and keep your laundry soft and smelling wonderfully fresh!

Cut cotton cloth into five-inch squares ( old cotton t-shirts work great).

Add five drops of your favorite essential oil and toss the cloth into the dryer.

After a few loads, add a few more drops of essential oil ( lavender, grapefruit, and lemon are all great options).

Liquid Soap Nuts Recipe

Liquid Soap Nuts RecipeSoap nuts are as natural as it gets and are available in many health stores and online.
1 cup of soap berries

4 cups water

½ cup white vinegar

Directions:
Put all ingredients into a large pot and bring it to a boil.

Simmer on low for about 30 minutes.( with a lid)

Use a slotted spoon to mash the berries while they are cooking.

Remove lid and simmer for 30 more minutes – stir once in awhile.

Take the pot off of the heat and strain out the liquid.

Let it cool and pour into an airtight jar.

This should give you about 40 loads in a HE machine

Lavender Laundry Soap

Lavender Laundry SoapThis leaves you clothes super clean and smelling great!

2 cups very hot water

1 cup baking soda

⅓ cup salt

1 cup castile soap

10 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

Add the two cups of water to a saucepan and warm.

Add the baking soda and salt. Stir until dissolved

Pour into a clean gallon container.

Add the castile soap.

Add the essential oil

Use about ¼ cup for each load. Be sure to shake well before use.

Don’t feel inspired  

As Salam Alikum readers 

I haven’t written in quite a while and for that I’m sorry I haven’t felt inspired to write , to be honest I have been having a very hard time with my moods , as your all know I suffer from bipolar nos that doesn’t respond to medications and in 2014 I had to wean of of the medications that helped for a long while because it damaged my liver .

Since then I have been trying to mange my moods naturally and it is basically trial and error some things work and other things do not work and it’s up to me to try and figure it out , I have found some things that work , I try and avoid watching the news as it causes my moods to plummet , prayers and reading Quran help as does crocheting , washing dishes and clothes some days just the simple act of making and drinking tea helps .

I will in sha Allah try and post again soon , I guess I could make a goal to post once a week , I could post a how to make a bath scrubby pattern or maybe a recipe , we’ll have to see 

Until next time take care 

 

wipes for house

Ingredients

½ cup water
½ cup vinegar
8 drops essential oil including lavender
1 teaspoon detergent
Micro-fibre cloths
Large airtight jar
Instructions

Place cloths into large jar
In a jug combine water, vinegar, essential oil and detergent, mix to combine
Pour liquid over cloths
Seal jar

Use to clean things when done with wipe rinse it and place in laundry to be washed . 

Saves money and doesn’t have all the weird chemicals as store bought wipes

Quick Floureless Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
2 eggs
1/2 cup peanuts roughly chopped
1/2 white chips or chocolate chips can also use both
Cream together peanut butter sugar nutritional yeast and eggs add nuts and chips.
Drop from rounded tablespoon or teaspoon depending on what size cookies you want, can make mega cookies as well. Bake on cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes.
Remove from oven cool on wire rack enjoy warm or cold with tea or coffee.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies unless you snack on the dough like I do before it’s baked

* can add cocoa powder 1/2 cup to make chocolate peanut butter cookies just add 1 more egg.

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Liquid laundry detergent

  • -1 bar of Dr. Bronner’s Lavender, Citrus, Peppermint, Almond or Baby soap
  • 1 dry cup of Borax
  • 1 dry cup of  Washing Soda
  • 1 dry cup of  Baking Soda
  • opt. a few drops of tea tree for disinfecting
  • Three gallons of tap water

    grate soap into sauce pan- add 2 cups of water stir, dissolve.
    into a five gallon bucket add Borax, washing soda and tea tree if using.
    dump melted soap liquid into bucket and stir quickly
    add water  stir and put lid on.
    set overnight- measure out 1/2 cup of liquid for light loads and 1 cup for normal.
     cheap liquid, Eco, natural detergent!

Dry Detergent for Clothes

Powdered Detergent

4 lb box Borax

3 lb box Washing Soda

4 lb box baking soda
3 lb container OxyClean (optional….but I have messy toddlers)

2 bars Fels Naptha soap (Dove is another soap I use

1.Grate bars of soap using a fine grater.  I use rubber gloves so that I don’t grate my fingers as well.I don’t grate my fingers as well.

2. In a large 5 gallon bucket, layer all ingredients and mix.  I put the lid on and rolled the bucket around and then used my rubber gloved hands to mix this all up.  It was a workout.

3. Use 2 Tbsp per load.  Sprinkle directly in drum on top of clothes.

*This works great in top loading, front loading, regular, and HE machines.

Inshaallah I will post a recipe for the liquid kind soon