• Vegetarian Flammkuchen | German Pizza

    September 18, 2022mayurisjikoni

    Event: Sunday Funday Theme: Oktoberfest Recipes Recipe: Vegetarian Flammkuchen | German Pizza Vegetarian Flammkuchen is a crispy, thin flatbread that is topped with creme fraiche, onion and some cheese. Usually bacon is added also but to make a vegetarian version I left it out. I used creme fraiche, onion, sliced mushrooms and olive slices. Also added some cheese. A Bit About Flammkuchen | German Pizza Also known as German Pizza, flammekueche or as tarte flambée in French, you’ve got to try out this delicious crispy pizza. Flammkuchen literally translates as ‘flame cake’. Bakers would roll out a thin piece of dough and put in their wood fired ovens. The dough was a test to indicate whether the correct temperature had reached so that the baker…

     
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  • Thepla – Gujarati Flatbread

    May 8, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH RECIPE: THEPLA – GUJARATI  FLATBREAD Thepla – Gujarati Flatbread is a popular savoury, delicious flatbread that is enjoyed for breakfast, brunch or even as a part of a main meal. Mention thepla to anyone and the first few words they will utter is ‘Gujjus love their theplas.” And yes we do! Thepla is a versatile food item for Gujaratis. Take it for picnics, carry with you as travel food, pack it in lunch boxes or make it to enjoy with some curry instead of normal roti, naan or paratha. Leftover thepla taste equally good even when they are cold. We love them so much that I also make Farali Theplato have during fasting days. These gluten free version…

     
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  • Fougasse

    March 30, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: FLATBREADS RECIPE: FOUGASSE Fougasse is a stunning French Flatbread with a crisp crust and a slightly chewy crumb. Easy to make it is pronounced as ‘foogaas’. This flatbread actually quite famous in the Provence region of France. However, it is believed that the it originates from the Rome. Panis focacius the Roman flatbread was cooked in the ashes of a wood burning hearth called focus. What is Fougasse? Fougasse is patted with the hands into a leaf shape and then cuts are made to resemble the veins of a leaf. The open areas actually help the flatbread to bake well to achieve that crispy crust. Intially, I thought that shaping the bread and the recipe must be difficult.. like most…

     
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  • Irish Potato Farls

    March 13, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENTS: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: ST.PATRICK’S DAY RECIPE: IRISH POTATO FARLS/ IRISH POTATO CAKES Irish Potato Farls also known as potato bread or cakes, are so easy to make. Egg free, rustic, so tasty, crispy on the outside and soft inside. Enjoy them on their own, with beans, eggs or a stew. With just a few ingredients a classic Irish breakfast is ready. Irish Potato Farls are also served as a part of the famos Ulster Fry, a popular North Ireland breakfast. The meal consists of bacon, sausages, fried soda bread, potato farls, mushrooms, roasted tomato, eggs and black pudding. Sunday Funday Sunday Funday is a group of Food Bloggers. Every Sunday we  share some fun, traditional, hearty or easy recipes to make Sunday Family Meals…

     
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  • Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls

    February 13, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENTS: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: RECIPES WITH HEARTS RECIPE: HEART SHAPED RASPBERRY ROLLS Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls with soft fluffy sweet dough, fresh raspberries and drizzled with glace icing makes a perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast treat. Alright, I know, we had them earlier than Valentine’s Day as I had to take the photos for this theme. However, have saved two and put them in the fridge. Valentine’s Day, will simply warm them up in my toaster oven and enjoy with some coffee. Truth be told I actually wanted to make these rolls with fresh strawberries. However, the day I went shopping, the nearby supermarket didn’t have any. So I picked up raspberries. And am I glad I used them in the rolls. They were so sweet…

     
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  • Falafel Pita Sandwich

    August 1, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: SANDWICHES RECIPE: FALAFEL PITA SANDWICH Falafel Pita Sandwich is a quintessential sandwich from the Middle Eastern Cuisine. Falafel along with tomato, cucumber, salad are stuffed in pita pockets and served with either hummus or tahini sauce. Though is has many components or ingredients it is quite easy to put this sandwich together. These days it is easy to find pita bread, falafel, hummus or tahini in most supermarkets. What is a Sandwich? Sandwich is a food item whereby cheese, meat, other fillings are placed between two slices of bread. Having said that, these days sandwiches don’t necessarily come between two slices of bread. One can use wraps, buns, rotis, naans, pita, basically any kind of bread. Fillings vary from vegetables, cheese,…

     
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  • Osterbrot, German Easter Bread

    April 1, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: EASTER BREADS RECIPE: OSTERBROT, GERMAN EASTER BREAD Osterbrot, German Easter Bread is soft, fragrant, sweet and rich. Its the German version of Jewish Challah or the Italian Easter Bread. Enjoy the bread for breakfast or at teatime. Leftover bread can be made into a bread pudding or French Toast. Actually, didn’t have any leftover as we toasted the slices lightly and finished it off slathered with butter and marmalade. The bread stayed fresh at room temperature for 2 days. The remaining I stored in the fridge in an airtight container. A Bit About Easter Breads Many European Countries have a tradition of baking bread that is connected to Easter and Good Friday. The practise of eating sweetened bread as communion…

     
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  • Hot Cross Buns

    March 3, 2021mayurisjikoni

    RECIPE: HOT CROSS BUNS Hot Cross Buns are sweet and spicy buns usually made with some dried fruit and is marked with a cross on top. Traditionally enjoyed on Good Friday, the buns also mark the end of Lent. These have a certain meaning. The cross represents the crucification of Jesus and the spices signifies the spices used to embalm the body of Him during burial.   Nursery Rhyme    Perhaps dating back to 1700s it is believed that bakers and their kids would shout out to customers to buy the freshly baked Hot Cross Buns. However, that song is practically stuck in my brains and come Easter Time, can’t help but sing it!   Different Flavours These days its common to find different flavours…

     
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  • Witches’ Finger Breadsticks

    October 23, 2020mayurisjikoni

    Theme: Halloween Recipe: Witches’ Finger Breadsticks   What are Witches’ Finger Breadsticks? Simply put Witches’ Finger Breadsticks are breadsticks that are shaped into witches’ fingers. These make a fun, spooky Halloween party treat, easy to make and healthy too. These breadsticks are not crispy and crunchy like the more famous Italian breadsticks or grissini. They are more like soft bread. Usually enjoyed with a dip.   Halloween Theme You may be wondering why amid Navratri Festival I’m talking about witches’ fingers. Well, Swathi Iyer who blogs at Zesty South Indian Kitchen suggested that we make some Halloween treats as a group. I jumped at the idea as till now I don’t have a spooky Halloween treat post on my blog. This event has given me…

     
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  • Onion & Olive Bread

    August 6, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z RECIPE CHALLENGE THEME : AN INGREDIENT BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER O Onion & Olive Bread – an aromatic, rustic, savory bread with dried herbs, ideal for sandwiches and to enjoy with soups and stews. A bit about the group This group started by fellow bloggers Vidya and Jolly, is themed based. This month we have to use any ingredient whose English name begins with O. Not too difficult as the options are endless. I’ve used not one but two ingredients beginning with O. Did I plan it that way? Not at all. My main focus was to use olives to make a savory bread to enjoy with a salad in the evening. By the time I kneaded the dough chopped onions went…

     
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