Showing posts with label Olive Oil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Olive Oil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Olive Oil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Olive Oil. Show all posts

Peperoncini Focaccia Bread#BreadBakers

It's  posting time for  February Bread Bakers Event " Catch up Theme"  and our  Host is Pavani Nandula.
In 2016 August - Peppers was the theme, could not participate in this event. Made this Focaccia Bread with Peperoncini and Red Bell peppers which was to be done for the event. 

Peperoncini is a type of mild, green chilly pepper with a yellowish tint, here these are called Gol Mirch. These are my Homemade Pickled Peperoncini, it's preserved in vinegar. These chilles are not spicy and give a distinctive taste to the bread.   The method of pickling them is same recipe is as This
I have posted a recipe of Focaccia Caprese
For today's recipe I, used more than 1/3 cup of pomace olive oil for kneading the dough. I know you will say that's a lot of oil, but, trust me, make this bread and you will love it. My hubby enjoyed this bread and loved the taste of olive oil in it, who otherwise does not like so much of oil in anything that you serve him. This bread was so delicious and pretty to look at. 
For the Dough
1 Teaspoon Instant yeast
A Pinch Sugar
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/3 Cup Pomace Olive Oil
250 ML Water - more or less
For the Topping

2 Tablespoon Finely Chopped Red Bell Pepper
2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the final drizzle
4 -5 Peperoncini - sliced
To Make the dough

Place in the yeast, sugar, flour, salt, into the bowl and mix well. Gradually add water and 1/4 cup oil knead until you have a wet sticky dough. Take it on to a generously oiled work surface, oil your hands and with a bench scrapper keep on folding the dough , till you get a smooth and soft dough ( this dough will be sticky so do not any flour). Then place it in a well oiled bowl turning the dough around so that it is coated with oil. Cover it using a damp cloth and let it rise till it doubles in volume.

Drain all the water from Peperoncini and slice it. Keep it aside. 

Take a rectangular pan 9 x 7 inches grease it with olive oil well. Punch down the dough and place the dough on to the pan and with press it till the sides of the pan. 
Make dimples and arrange the sliced peperoncini, bell peppers and sprinkle rosemary, drizzle generously with pomace olive oil and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
Bake at 200 degrees C for about 20 to 25 minutes till it is done ( start to leave the sides of pan) and is beginning to turn golden brown on top.
Once the Focaccia is out from the oven, drizzle generously over it Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
 Take it out from the pan and place it on to a cooling rack. 
When cooled sliced it and enjoy. 
Fresh from the oven this is absolutely divine.

Labels : Breads, Bread Bakers, Peppers, Red Bell Pepper, Peperoncini, Focaccia, Olive Oil, Healthy, Breakfast
This month, we are catching up on old ‘Bread Bakers’ themes we missed out on. Our host of the month is Pavani at Cook's Hideout. Check out what the Bread Bakers have baked up.
#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page.
We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to

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Insalta Caprese Salad#Improv

It's our posting day for Improv Cooking Challenge, hosted by Nichole Little,  theme for month is "Tomato & Cheese"

Insalta Caprese Salad is an Italian restaurant style presented  salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil. It looks so pleasing to the eyes,  beautiful to look at, most of all taste delicious because of fresh, tomatoes and soft mozzarella.πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ A perfect summer light salad.
Ran out of basil leaves hence used mint leaves, this too gave a refreshing taste to this salad. I have used pepper powder in  the salad but forgot to sprinkle before taking picsπŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯
 Serves 2
2 Large Ripe & Firm Tomatoes-  cut into thick slices 

1 Pack of  Fresh Mozzarella Cheese - cut into thick slices
Fresh Basil leaves  as required - I used Mint Leaves
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
salt to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

On a serving  plate, alternate and overlap the tomato slices, mozzarella cheese slices, and basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with sea salt and pepper.
Labels : Italy, Salads, Insalta Caprese Salad, Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato, Mint, Basil, Olive Oil, Healthy, Healthy Dinners, Improv Cooking Challenge

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Healthy Granola Cakes #FoodieExtravaganza

This month our Host Caroline Williams, for this month's Foodie Extravaganza, choose the theme "Nuts " . Made these Healthy Garnola Cakes for my daugther to snack whenever she does not have time to have a proper breakfast.

A granola taste and texture in a form of a healthy cake! These baked cakes are perfect for a diet plan or after a gym work, or, even perfect to have as a healthy snack. The granola cakes are made of oats, nuts and dried fruits.


60 Grams Almonds - sliced
60 Grams Golden Raisins
60 Grams Melond Seeds
60 Grams Apricots - chopped
60 Grams All Purpose Flour
60 Grams Oats
2 Tablespoons Heaped Honey
4 Tablespoons Apple Sauce
1.1/2 Tablespoons Olive Oil


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Line and grease a baking tray.
Mix all of the ingredients together and form into thin small cakes. Arrange in the prepared tray and bake for 25 minutes.
Cool and store in an airtight container. Enjoy whenever hungry ... happy and healthy eating!

Labels : Granola Cakes, Baked, Oats, Melon seeds, Apple Sauce, Honey, Olive Oil, Apricots, Golden Raisins, Almond, Foodie Extravaganza Party, Healthy snacks

Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly food fest, where a group of bloggers all create and share a recipe around one of the monthly food 'holidays' as detailed in The Nibble. This month Sneha from Snehas Recipe is hosting, Peanut Butter is our theme. Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you're a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.

See all the other nuts recipes for today's Foodie Extravaganza hosted by Caroline's Cooking:

Barberry Pistachio Saffron Rice by Food Lust People Love
Canadian Pecan Butter Tarts by Tara’s Multicultural Table
Healthy Granola Cakes by Sneha’s Recipes
Pecan Chicken by Family Around The Table
Pumpkin Nut Braid by Passion Kneaded
Pumpkin-Nut Crumble Cake by Hardly A Goddess
Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Walnut Sauce by Caroline’s Cooking

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Pita Bread # BreadBakers

Pita Bread is also known as Arabic bread or a Middle Eastern bread . This bread is a soft and leavened flatbread which is baked and it's  excellent sandwiches.

500 Grams All Purpose Flour
1 Sachet Instant Yeast
1 Tablespoon Sugar
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
Salt to taste
1/4 Cup Oil
Luke Warm Water as required to knead the dough

To make the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

2 Cups Boiled Chick peas / Garbanzo Beans - drained
2 Tablespoon Olive oil
1 Large Red bell pepper - roasted and cleaned
2 Tablespoons Water - used the water that chickpeas was boiled
2 -3 Tablespoons Tahini
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
½ Teaspoon salt
¼ Teaspoon Paprika powder
2 Cloves Garlic
Freshly squeezed  juice of  a Lemon

1/2 teaspoon Chilly powder
For the Pita Bread
Take a cup of luke warm water add instant yeast and sugar, mix it well and leave it for minutes to forth. Once it froths, the yeast is ready to use.
Take a mixing bowl ( I used a food processor to knead the dough) add all purpose flour , baking powder, oil, salt, mix it well, add the yeast mixture and mix it well adding more water as required to make a soft smooth dough. Oil a bowl and place the dough in it. Cover the bowl with the plastic cling leave it rise for an hour or until it doubles in volume.

Once it doubles in volume take out it the dough and fold the dough. Roll the dough, make even size balls around 8 or according to the size you desire.

In the meantime , line and oil a tray with aluminium foil or parchment paper . Preheat your oven at 200 degree.
Press each dough with your palm to make a thick circle. Place them in the oven tray. Leave them to rise again for 15 to 20 minutes . 

Bake them in a preheat oven for 10 to 15 minutes. When its done take it out from the oven, brush them with butter or oil and the pita bread is ready to serve.
See how Soft and pillowy is the Pita Bread!
Serve with hummus or Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

To make the  Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Wash and dry the red bell pepper the oil it well and roast i on the gas flame or bake it for 15 to 20 minutes until burnt . I roasted the bell pepper on the gas flame.
Then place the pepper in a foil and warp it tightly for 10 minutes or until you are ready with the rest of the ingredients.
Take the bell pepper out of the foil and clean all the burnt skin and wash it under running water. Then cut it and remove the seeds. Chop it and keep aside.
In a food processor or blender, mix the chick peas / garbanzo beans, olive oil, red bell pepper, tahini, lime juice, water, salt, paprika, chilly powder, blend until smooth , add water only if necessary , taste and adjust the seasonings.
Drizzle a little olive oil and ENJOY! with Pita Bread. It taste divine.

Labels : Breads, Pita Bread, Middle Eastern, Sandwiches, Red Bell Pepper Hummus, Chickpeas, Olive Oil, Red Bell Pepper, Paprika, Bread Bakers

Sending this Bread Bakers  event  our is Host: Wendy,   the theme is  "International Breads".  
Check the bread that our baker's have baked.

Apfelpfannkuchen (Apple Pancake)from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Auvergne Crown from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Bauernbrot from All That's Left Are The Crumbs
Bialys from Spill the Spices
Boule from Bread Therapy
Chilli and Coriander Scones from Sizzling Tastebuds
Dutch Tiger Bread (Tijgerbolletjes)from Baking Sense
Epi di Pan from Sara's Tasty Buds
Franzbrotchen from Gayathri's Cook Spot
German Soft Pretzels (Laugenbrezel) from Hostess At Heart
German Soft Pretzels from Herbivore Cucina
Kardemummabullar from Ambrosia
Pita Bread from Sneha's Recipe
Pletzel from Cook's Hideout
Pretzel bites from My Cooking Journey
Savoury Kugelhopf from The Mad Scientist's Kitchen
Slovak Bread Rolls(Rozky) from Mayuri's Jikoni
Whole wheat Pita bread from Sonlicious
Yemeni Kubaneh from Food Lust People Love

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to


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