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Pan con Tomatillo (Spanish Tart )

This Spanish tart is made from Ciabatta Bread. Its a Italian white bread made from wheat flour,water , salt and yeast. Now a days they use all purpose flour also instead of wheat. I bought ciabatta from local store in the bread section. If you don’t find ciabatta, you can also get any French loaf/ Baguette and cut it into 3 cm thickness,  so that it doesn’t get soggy. I came across this recipe when we had been to Spain for our vacation. This is very simple dish with the combination of tomatoes, olive oil & toasted bread. You have to make sure the bread is really crisped though, to get the ultimate taste of it. 🙂

INGREDIENTS

Ciabatta Bread

4 –  deseeded and chopped tomatoes

Olive oil

bruschetta dip mix

oregano

black pepper

Green Tomatoes ( Optional )

salt

Pinch of sugar

METHOD

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Add Oil, salt and sugar to chopped tomatoes and keep it aside for at least 4 hours. Tossing them occasionally ( You can also make this  ahead and store it in the fridge). When its time to serve, add the herbs and pepper to it and mix well and keep it aside for 30 mins. In the  mean while cut the bread  slices, pour little olive oil on the breads and rub them to each other in the front and back  and place them in the pre-heated oven underlined with the butter paper or baking sheet. When you see the bread is light brown in color take them out.  Take a spoon and add the chopped tomatoes to the bread leaving the water behind from the tomatoes. Repeat the same with the rest of the slices.

In the final step just pour few drops of tomatoes water on the bread and top it with Jalapenos and serve them.

You can also use flavored olive oil and Cheese spread as a base to make it more tastier.

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Stuffed Bread/Sour Dough

INGREDIENTS

For Dough

500 g flour

7 g salt

7 g dried yeast

320 g warm water

1 Tbsp  olive oil

For Filling

5 to 6 Olives chopped

Grated cheese 5 to 6 Tbsp (Optional )

Black pepper ( as per taste)

Thyme

1/2 bowl of chopped Capsicum

Chili Flakes ( optional )

METHOD

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Mix all the ingredients of dough and knead it well for 10 mins until you get soft, stretchy and velvety dough. Now place the dough in a big bowl and cover it and rest it for 2 to  4 hours at room temperature.( you have to take big bowl since the dough will double as you have the yeast.) or you can store it overnight in the fridge and  use it next day.

Preheat the oven for 30 mins at max temperature before baking. In the mean while divide the dough into small equal size balls.. and let it rest for another 10 mins on the counter. In the mean while mix all the ingredients mentioned under filling in a bowl and keep it aside. After 10 mins take one of the dough ball and roll it in the circle or oval shape as you like.. making sure the  center of the dough is little thicker than the edges so that it would be easy to fill in and close the stuffed ball breads..

Once you have rolled the dough, take a spoon or half a spoon of filling depending on the size of the dough u have rolled ( Do not fill in lot of stuffing otherwise when you bake the bread would break open). Gather all the sides of the dough and bring it to center in a such a way that the dough is now like ball in shape then just give one twist and press the corners at the center making the ball closed. Repeat the same with the rest of the dough and place them on a baking sheet in a baking tray and bake them until they are golden brown in color. Serve them hot with dips of your choice.. I love it with sour cream 🙂

Hungarian Cheese Puff

INGREDIENTS

250 gram all purpose flour

3.5 gram yeast. ( I used instant, If your using dry yeast please see the Note below at the end of the recipe to see how to use the dry yeast. )

75 ml of warm water

1/2  Tbsp salt

0.25 cup of plain yogurt

125 gram grated cheese ( mixture of smoked cheese and cheddar cheese )

METHOD

Mix the flour,salt and butter together then add the yogurt and mix it once again and now finally add the yeast and knead the for about 10 to 15 mins. First, the dough will be very sticky and wet but just keep kneading the dough.  If even after 15 mins of kneading the dough hasn’t come together then probably you can add more flour and once the dough is ready, cover the dough with cloth and set it aside for 30 mins in warm place.

After 30 mins roll the dough out and bring the left side and right side to the center then the bottom side to the center and the upper side on the top of bottom side thus forming a rectangle shape. Now once again cover it with the cloth and let it rest for 30 mins. Now after 30 mins roll the dough again and  repeat the same technique of folding and then  roll the dough one more time and then cut it into circles with the help of cookie cutter. Place the circles ( Puff ) on the baking sheet in a tray.. Grease the top of the puff then sprinkle some salt, pepper and cheese and bake it in the oven for 15 mins at 190 degree Celsius. Once they cool down serve they are ready to serve.

Note:

If you are using dry yeast, then in that case soak the dry active yeast in 2 to 3 tbsp lukewarm water and add little amount of sugar in it and keep it aside for 10 mins and yeast will be activated. And then you can add the required amount of yeast to dough.

Khumb Tukda

“Give it a munch and hear the crunch”

INGREDIENTS

4 slices bread,  lightly toasted.

a little butter(optional)

1 tbsp olive oil.

1 clove garlic finely chopped.

Green chilies,  finely chopped ( As per taste )

7-8 basil (or tulsi)  leaves, finely chopped.

1 capsicum,  cut in julienne

50 gm Cheese  grated.

Salt and pepper ( As per taste  )

METHOD

" Give it a munch and hear the crunch "

Khumb Tukda

Butter the pieces of toast evenly(if you are using butter). Put the oil in a microwave safe glass dish and pre-heat for two minutes. Tip in the garlic and cook for about 2 mins. Then add capsicum and chilli and cook for another 3 mins.Remove from microwave and add in the rest of the ingredients.  Check seasoning. Pile onto the toasts,  top with cheese and grill on a tawa for 2 to 3 minutes or till the cheese melts,  Cut the toasts into bite-size pieces and serve hot with ketchup.

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Hung Curd Toast

INGREDIENTS

Bread 4-6 slices (without the brown part)

Hung curd  1 cup

Ginger paste 1/2 or 1 tsp

Chopped green chilies 2-3

Besan (gram flour ) 2 Tbsp

Sooji (Semolina) 2 Tbsp

Butter normal one or garlic flavored

Salt & Pepper as per taste

METHOD

Mix all the above ingredients other than bread and butter in a bowl. Give a quick stir, so that all the flavors blend well in curd. Now take a bread slice and on one-side of the  bread apply the butter and on other side the prepared mixture of curd. Roast both side until its golden brown in color. Now its ready to serve.Serve it hot with ketchup, mint chutney, tea, coffee anything.

Note: you can also add onions if you like. The curd mixture must be tight. So in order to adjust the consistency of the mixture you can add more/less besan ( gram flour ) according to your hung curd.

 

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