Saturday, August 27, 2011

Stuffed bread bites

Little fluffy pieces of happiness .
Making bread is therapeutic.
Plus it makes me extremely happy because the dough gets so soft once you ferment it,it reminds me of my little baby nephew whom I miss a little more everyday :(
Anyway if you have a stand mixer,this bread is super easy, and it makes you look like a genius without having to do any work at all :)
If you don't have a stand mixer, it's pretty darn easy too!!
Plus  you know when they tell you to eat small bite-sized portions when you're (supposedly) on a diet?
Well, hey!! look ! all you gotta do is pull off a tiny little piece and pop it in :)
Although you might end up eating the whole tray,which ermmmm ...might not really be good for that diet, so be careful :)

Here is the recipe:


Makes about 18 bites.
For the bread:
Flour     500 gms
Yeast   20gms
Sugar   20gms
Butter   20gms
Salt      10gms
Water   300 ml approx.

 You can pretty much use anything you like,I've  used a vegetarian filling :)
Onion                      30gms
Garlic                       30gms
Paneer                     150gms
Boiled potato chunks100gms
Turmeric                   10gms
Salt                           to taste
Chilli powder            5gms
Lime juice                 5-10ml


  • Make a well in the center of the flour and crumble in the yeast and sugar .Add a little water to dissolve them and begin mixing it with the flour.
  • Continue adding water to form a soft dough and keep kneading for about 5 minutes.
  • Mix together the butter and the salt and knead it into the dough. until it it soft and smooth.
  • *If you are using a stand mixer,first add in the flour,sugar and yeast and being adding water while the mixer is on till the dough is soft.Then add in the butter and salt and allow to mix again.
  • Once this is done,round it up and allow it to rest under a clean,damp cloth.Allow ample space for it to ferment.( ok, so this is the part where it feels like a baby's bottom :) )) 
  • Meanwhile,Prepare the filling. Heat the oil and add the chopped onion and garlic.Lightly saute it. Add in the turmeric and chilli powder and lightly fry it. Next, add in the paneer and boiled potatoes and stir it for 1-2 min.Sprinkle the mixture with lime juice.
  • Once it has doubled in size (about 30-45 min) sprinkle some dusting flour on a clean work surface and turn the dough over on it. Divide it into small portions (35 gms each) and flatten it into a circle. Place a small portion of the filling on the dough. (and pack it up like a little money bag :) I can't really think of a better description
  • Place the open part on the bottom. Be sure to seal em' nice and tight because otherwise they will open up when the ferment again :) Continue for the rest of the portions.
  • Place all the portions in a round baking tray leaving very little space between each. and allow to ferment once more. They'll begin to stick to each other as they ferment. DONT FREAK OUT. That is exactly what we want :) keep it covered with a damp cloth and let it ferment for another 30 min.
  • Place the tray in a preheated oven at 200" C and bake for 15 -20 min till the top is a nice golden brown colour.
  • :)
  • Once its done, Take out the tray and brush the top with melted butter :) 
  • TA-DAH!!!

                                              Tastes best on a rainy afternoon in front of the T.V

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dear Triple chocolate Mousse cake

Dear triple chocolate mousse cake,

Let me just tell you, finnnnne cake.
I know maybe you aren't the prettiest and you may have a few bumps and bruises,but hey,it's whats on the inside that counts,right?
Now,I know that sometimes people might say you're too rich ,but ignore them.
They would'nt  know a good thing if it smacked them in the face.

There is just something about you that makes everyone want just a little more.
"Just a tiny little bite",you make them say.How much could it hurt,eh?
And before they know it they've gobbled up nearly half of you and all plans of fitting into those jeans are gone out the window.
I bet you're smirking now.

The moment you entered the room, all the boys were fighting over you.
Don't think I didn't notice.
They made eyes and could'nt seem to get enough of you.
Ha! Not like I care anyway :P
I just wanted to let you know that you were totally worth the trouble.


Saturday, August 06, 2011

# ?!!? I forgot where I left off....

Last saturday I finally got around to making the caramel brownies and they were definately worth it.
Plus I figured a supereasy way to make the center caramel filling without going through all the hassle of making a sauce :)
Cooked condensed milk.
Believe me,You will not regret it.
Note of caution: Make sure there is'nt a spoon lying within your reach or all of it will be over before you know it!!
Also,just because there is'nt a spoon,DO NOT try and dip your finger in for a taste.its pretty darn hot.
Ofcourse,Thats not me talking out of experience.

 Here is the link to the recipe:)