Here comes the next week of Blogging Marathon and I have chosen Easter treats as the theme. At first I was planning for some breads, but I couldn’t make them ahead and on the day of posting, I didn’t want to go for any complicated recipe. When I was browsing through recipes for easter desserts, they are mostly chocolates and I came up with one of my own. I put this together with all the ingredients from my pantry. You can go for any filling you like as this is so versatile.
This cream cheese platter along with onions and cucumber makes a great snack option for your diet or you can serve it as a side dish for your lunch or dinner. However you serve it, it is so delicious and I am sure you will go for a second helping. I could just live off with this plate for weeks. I served it along with oven roasted veggies and pumpkin soup for my lunch.
For the second of Blogging Marathon, I chose to do three Swedish dishes. As you know I love bread, and whenever I get a chance to bake bread, I do it. And when I saw the theme Swedish recipes, I chose to do three Swedish breads. Selecting the recipes was tough. There were so many beautiful breads in Swedish cuisine and I had a hard time selecting three from the list. The very first recipe is the crispbread which is most common in Sweden. They are crispy flat breads which can be served with any topping and the Swedish stock it regularly in their pantry. The bread used to be made with a hole in the centre so that they are stocked up on a wooden rod and left out for drying. But nowadays, they are sold as squares with various seed toppings.
I am on paleo diet for almost two months now and I try to maintain it properly. Snacking can be a problem when it comes to paleo if you are unaware of the tricks to make delicious snacks. I am yet to learn those tricks. I think I will get there in a few months. I usually snack on almonds and curd. But recently, I am trying to incorporate more cheese into my diet. This grilled eggplant is one way of adding cheese without affecting the diet. When I announced that I am making an eggplant pizza, my daughter was curious. She wanted to remove the eggplant pieces from the pizza and eat the remaining. But she didn’t expect that the eggplant itself is the base for these mini pizzas. She was totally disappointed.
From my childhood days, I have been a great fan of puffs. The flaky crispy pastry with a savoury filling always makes my mouth water. When I was in college, we bought a small oven. We also had a book which covered all the basic baking recipes including the Indian bakery style puffs. I noted down the recipe and tried it. As you can imagine, it was a great flop. So from that day, I stopped trying puffs at home and enjoyed them in bakeries. After four years, I stopped eating eggs and completely avoided eating puffs at bakery.
Ever since I saw the desi burger chat in Vaishali’s space, I was itching to try it out. And then I was one recipe less for this week’s marathon. And there was some buns in my pantry. So I decided to finish this week’s BM with this delicious fusion chat. I know the buns look super cute, but you will have to wait for the recipe. It has been reserved for December. But you can use any burger bun to make this chat. I am sure most of you will have green chutney and sweet chutney in your fridge. Then it is really easy to put together. This chat is from the streets of Haridwar.
So what is a cheese bomb? Small bread dough filled with cheese and baked to perfection. Nothing fancy. When you break open the cute looking bread roll, the molten cheese will ooze out making it a great snack for kids. I am sure kids would love to see the molten cheese. In fact my daughter was so thrilled at the cheese inside the roll. I made it for her after school snack and she just loved it.
I am back with the next Blogging Marathon week. This week, I will post three recipes which can be made for Kid’s birthday parties. Last week, I bought a mozarella cheese pack, and I wanted to use it in the snacks for this week. The first recipe is for calzone. Calzone are yeast breads, usually filled with sweet or meat fillings and are shaped like half moon. There is also fried version of calzone, where the prepared dough is fried instead of baking. Pizza calzone is a variation of calzone usually filled with pizza toppings.
Today another week in the weekly blogging marathon starts and I have selected a very interesting theme. Cook for one is the theme and to be frank, I have never attempted cooking for one. My hubby teases me that I have a large hand I always end up cooking for 6 persons when we are just three in the house. I know that it is definitely a challenge for me but what is life without challenges? Having the theme in mind, I was waiting for the perfect occasion to cook the dishes. One day, when Sruti was back from school, she wanted me to make her a snack and I did this just for her. It is surely an accomplishment as I have never done perfect portioning before. She just loved it and I was so happy about it.