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Cheese Garlic Bread

Cheese Garlic Bread

Cheese Garlic Bread

This recipe helps you to prepare a soft and fluffy garlic bread which is flavored with garlic and mixed herbs and filled completely with cheese. Cheese Garlic Bread can be easily prepared with minimum ingredients at your home. The recipe is too simple.

How about having a warm slice of Cheese Garlic Bread straight out from oven in a cold weather. Sounds amazing right ? You can use tomato ketchup or mayonnaise as dips. Cheese Garlic Bread is a good accompaniment for pastas and soups.

This is a versatile recipe and you can use any kind of melting cheese. I had taken mozzarella cheese here. The amount of cheese and butter can be adjusted as per your taste. If you like the taste of butter and needs your bread to be more cheesy, feel free to add extra melting cheese.

Adding coriander leaves to the melted butter along with garlic pieces provides a good freshness to our Cheese Garlic Bread. Cheese also provides a good flavour to our recipe. If you prefer the Cheese Garlic Bread with that delicious cheesy stretch when you pick each slice, then you need to take mozzarella cheese or cheddar cheese. You can grate them freshly at your home.

Most importantly, you have to check whether the yeast is good or not. If the yeast is not getting activated initially with sugar and warm water, you should change your yeast. Else, the flour would not rise. Kneading of dough for a longer time to make it soft makes our bread fluffy. So, more the time you spend on kneeding the dough, more softer will be our garlic bread.

Kneeded dough must be kept to rest for 2 to 3 hours. By this time our dough will double the size. Kneed the dough once again to remove the air pocket inside the dough. Add some extra flour and kneed the dough. Then roll the dough into oval shape. Fill the garlic butter mix and fold the bread. Garnish with mixed herbs and chilli flakes and bake the bread for 15 minutes at 180°C.

Serve this Cheesy Garlic delicious soft bread with mayonnaise or tomato ketchup. Enjoy this beautiful weather with this Cheesy snack !

Ingredients :

1. Proof Yeast

  • Lukewarm water – 1/3 cup
  • Sugar – 1 tablespoon
  • Yeast – 1 teaspoon

2. Making Dough

  • All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Milk powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon

3. For garlic butter filling

  • Melted butter – 1/4 cup
  • Chopped garlic – 3 cloves
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tablespoon
  • Grated mozzarella cheese – 3 tablespoon
  • Oregano – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chilli flakes – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Mixed herbs – 1/4 teaspoon

4. To garnish

  • Oregano – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chilli flakes – 1/4 teaspoon

Method of preparation :

1. Preparing dough

  • In a large mixing bowl, add yeast, warm water and sugar.
  • Allow it to rest for 5 minutes, we can see that the yeast had activated.
  • Then add all purpose flour, milk powder, and salt to the bowl.
  • Knead the garlic bread dough for 5 minutes till the dough becomes softer.
  • Now coat the dough with oil and cover the bowl using a lid.
  • Keep it undisturbed for 2 to 3 hours in a warm place.

2. Preparing garlic bread

  • After 2 hours, we can see that the dough has risen and the size has doubled
  • Punch the dough to remove the excess air from it.
  • Dust a little all purpose flour over the dough and knead once again.
  • Tuck the dough to a ball shape.
  • Using a roller pin, roll the dough ball into oval shape.

3. Preparing garlic butter filling :

  • In a mixing bowl add chopped garlic, melted butter and coriander leaves.
  • Then gently spread this garlic butter mix over the oval shaped dough.
  • Now add mozzarella cheese on half of the oval portion.
  • Add oregano, chilli flakes and mixed herbs over the cheese.
  • Fold this oval dough and seal the edges tightly using water.
  • Transfer the bread to a baking tray lined with butter paper.
  • Spread the garlic butter mix on the top of the bread.
  • Garnish it with mixed herbs and chilli flakes.
  • Make cut marks over the bread using a knife, starting from one end to another and divide equally.
  • Place the baking tray in a preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes at 180°C or till the top reaches golden brown in colour.
  • Serve this hot garlic bread with ketchup.
Cheese Garlic Bread
Chicken Dishes

Chicken Momos | Steamed Chicken Dumplings with Chutney

Chicken momos with chutney

Chicken momos are actually steamed chicken dumplings. Here, minced chicken are flavored with vegetables, soy sauce and other ingredients to make a filling. This filling is then stuffed inside a thin flour dough and is then cooked by steaming. The fillings are very easy to prepare. This snack is a popular street food found in the North eastern part of India, Nepal and Tibet. Momos can be served with mint chutney or chilli garlic chutney.

Chicken momos are a great snack during all the seasons of the year. These are perfect starters for any parties. The juicy chicken fillings along with veggies and herbs used inside these dumplings makes us to munch it at any time of the day. There are many versions of recipes for momos. Momos can be both steamed or fried. Today, I am sharing the recipe of steamed momos.

Now, you can also make street style dumplings or momos with this super easy recipe at your comfort. You can make the dough, pleat it and fill the momos with vegetarian or chicken stuffings. Finally you will get a healthy and delicious snack at your home.

The dough is made using all purpose flour, salt and oil. You can substitute all purpose flour with wheat flour for a healthier version of recipe. But the actual taste of momos comes up with the use of all purpose flour only. If you are filling the momos with vegetables alone, it is better to saute them in oil before stuffing. Else, water comes out from the vegetables during steaming and finally we will be getting soggy momos.

Momos chutney are also very simple to prepare. You can make it easily with minimum ingredients at your home. The only thing you need to do is to soak the kashmiri red chilli in hot water. Then blend it along with tomatoes and other ingredients to a fine paste.

Enjoy preparing this easy recipe of hot momos and fiery red chutney once in a while at your home.

Ingredients for Momos

1. For dough :

  • All purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Water – as needed to make a dough

2. For fillings :

  • Boneless chicken – 500g
  • Finely chopped onions – 1
  • Finely chopped cabbage – 1/2 cup
  • Finely chopped carrot – 1/2 cup
  • Green chilli chopped- 1
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Soy sauce – 1 teaspoon
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves chopped – 2 teaspoon
  • Salt – as needed

Ingredients for Momos Chutney :

  • Kashmiri red chilli, soaked in hot water – 5
  • Dry red chilli – 3
  • Chopped tomatoes – 2
  • Garlic pods – 5
  • Vinegar – 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt – as needed

Method of preparation :

Preparation of momos :

1. For dough :

  • Mix all purpose flour, oil and salt.
  • Add water gradually and knead the dough for 5 minutes till it becomes soft.

2. For fillings :

  • Pressure cook the chicken pieces by adding salt and turmeric powder.
  • Crush the cooked chicken using a mixer grinder.
  • Take a large bowl and mix cabbage, carrot, onion, crushed chicken, green chilli, ginger garlic paste, pepper powder, soy sauce, coriander leaves and salt.
  • Mix well everything and keep the chicken filling aside.
Chicken fillings

3. To make chicken momos :

  • Roll the dough into small balls.
  • Now roll these balls to flat and thin circular shapes, similar to poori.
  • Place the chicken fillings in the centre and start folding from one side.
  • Seal the top portion by gently pressing it.
  • Boil water in a steamer and then steam cook these momos for 25 to 30 minutes.
Momos are kept in steamer
  • Our chicken momos are ready to serve.

Preparation of Chutney :

  • In a blender, grind the soaked kashmiri chilli, dry red chilli, tomatoes, salt, sugar, vinegar and garlic to a fine paste.
  • Transfer the chutney to a bowl and serve it with the prepared hot momos.
Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Caramel Bread Pudding with Apple

Caramel Bread Pudding with Apple

This is a simple pudding recipe of bread with apple and an egg custard sauce. This is similar to the bread pudding. But we are adding apple to give an additional flavor to pudding. Apples can be added directly to the bread mixture or can be caramelized before adding. I had added the apples in small cubes directly without caramelizing.

Apple bread pudding is an amazing comfort dessert which you can have at any time of the day. You can enjoy this pudding both as a warm and cold dessert. This is an easy recipe where the total preparation time is under 60 minutes. Here bread crumbs are soaked in a custard sauce along with small pieces of apple. Adding apple to the pudding makes it extra delicious.

A day older breads are usually taken to prepare the bread puddings. They will be more firm. Previously I had shared the recipe of pineapple bread pudding in my blog. There is a slight variation in these 2 recipes. The taste of apple gets immersed in the custard sauce. Milk and eggs makes this pudding more soft and flavorful.

I usually use milk bread or sweet bread to prepare bread pudding. I would never prefer wheat bread for this recipe since there is a great difference in taste. This recipe can serve 4 to 5 people. The total preparation time is 15 minutes and the cooking time is 25 minutes.

It is an easy dessert for parties and other functions where large quantities are needed. In our family, everyone loves to have sweets after lunch. So, bread pudding play a big role in my home. You can either steam or bake this pudding. Enjoy this super tasty and homey dessert !

Ingredients :

1. For bread pudding

  • Bread slices – 6
  • Apple finely chopped – 1
  • Milk – 2 cups
  • Egg – 2
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Vanilla essence – 1 1/2 teaspoon

2. For preparing caramel

  • Sugar – 2.5 tbsp
  • Water – 1 tbsp

Method of Preparation :

  • Blend the bread slices into fine crumbs and keep aside.
  • Take a pan and add milk and sugar to it.
  • Now add beaten eggs and vanilla essence into the milk mixture.
  • Heat the milk mixture on low flame. Do not boil
  • When the milk becomes hot, switch off the flame and add the bread crumbs and apple pieces to it
  • Take another pan and add 2.5 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of water
  • Make sure the pudding mixture also gets fit in the pan, by leaving some space on the top
  • Place this pan on a flame to melt the sugar
  • Stir continuously so that the sugar doesn’t burn
  • Keep on stirring till small bubble appears and the colour of caramel changes to golden
  • Using tongs, tilt and move the pan so that the caramel gets evenly spread across the pan
  • Now add the bread, apple and milk mixture to this caramelized pan
  • Cover the pan with an aluminum foil by putting some holes on the foil using tooth pick
  • Place the pan in a steamer and then cook the pudding for 25 minutes or till the pudding gets detached from the pan.
  • Remove from heat, and when the pudding cools down, refrigerate it for 2 hours
  • After 2 hours, you can unmould by turning the pudding upside down
  • Cut it into slices and serve.

Stuffed Bread

Stuffed Bread

This is a very easy and quick evening snack. Please try this home.

First let’s see the ingredients for this preparation.

Ingredients :

  • Bread slices – 4
  • Egg -1
  • Onion – 1 small
  • Tomato – 1 small
  • Capsicum – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves- 1 tspn
  • Grated cheese- 1.5 tbsp
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Pepper – half tspn
  • Ghee – to toast bread

Preparation :

  • Chop onion, tomato, capsicum and coriander leaves
  • Cut out the middle square portion of all the bread slices and keep it aside
  • Take a bowl and add 1 egg
  • Beat the egg properly with a sppon or beater
  • Now add the chopped vegetables, salt and pepper powder to it
  • Take a pan and add 1 tspn of ghee
  • Place the bread over pan
  • Add the egg mix in the centre of bread
  • Add the grated cheese over the egg mix
  • Then, replace the cut portion of the bread
  • After 40 sec,turn the bread upside down
Bread turned upside down
  • Wait for 30 seconds and our Stuffed Bread is ready to serve.

Bon appetit. Hope you will enjoy this recipe!

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