Saturday, 23 February 2013

Recipe: Fenugreek & Manuka Honey Drink

So, we all have days (and nights!) when we are tired and are looking for short cuts so that we can use those precious extra minutes for some much needed shut eye.

Enter the simple breastmilk booster drink.

1 tablespoon of fenugreek powder or seeds
250 ml hot water
1 tablespoon of manuka honey (to stir well just before serving/drinking)

Easy-peasy steps:
1. Place fenugreek seeds into mug.
2. Add hot water.
3. Wait for about 10 minutes (less if using fenugreek powder).
4. Stir manuka honey in when water is no longer hot (not steaming).
5. Drink when still warm.

Fenugreek powder can be stored airtight for up to a month, a fun project for confinement ladies (if hiring) or even mummies to prepare ahead during the nesting period.

Easy-peasy steps:
1. Rinse fenugreek seeds. I make batches of 500 g each time. Lasts a lifetime, seems like!
2. Drain well.
3. Pat dry with kitchen paper towel.
4. Pan dry without oil in a frying pan over light heat, stirring constantly to avoid burning.
5. Leave to cool.
6. Mill seeds to powder form in a food processor using the dry mill blades.
7. Store in airtight container in the fridge/pantry away from sunlight.
8. Scoop required amount with dry spoon.
9. Ensure lid is always airtight.

Note: Fenugreek = halba (Malay), and is easily found on the spice racks at local supermarkets as it is widely used in curries.

Bon appetit!


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