CREAM CHEESEBUNS


This is my version of the Russian Vatrushka

bun. I prepared two types of buns with the

same dough.One batch of savoury buns,and

another batch of sweet . Both fillings were with

cream cheese.It was one of the best buns I have

made,it was very soft and creamy .

The filling had no cooking involved,so no time

consuming.

The savoury had grated red capsicum ,and the

sweet had apple slices .

Amazing recipe worth trying.!

To the recipe now

Ingredients for the dough

3 cups flour

50gm+1 tbsp butter

1+1/2 tsp instant yeast

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 egg ( vegans can opt out )

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp milk powder

1-2 cups water

Method

Melt 50gm butter,and add water to it.

Once it reaches a lukewarm stage,switch off

the flame.

Add yeast,sugar and the rest of the ingredients,

except 1 tbsp butter,and knead to a soft dough.

Allow 1 rise .

Knead lightly and stretch the dough .

Apply the remaining butter,and knead for 5

more minutes.

Cover and allow another rise .

Divide into portions and place on a greased

tray.

Let it rise on the tray .

Make an impression with a cup on each piece

of dough to resemble like cups .

Keep filling and bake in a 200C oven for 20-25

minutes.

You could apply egg wash on the sides if you

like.I did not use any wash.

For the savoury filling

150 gm paneer or cream cheese

2 tbsp butter

1 red capsicum grated

1/4 cup any cheese ( I used Gouda cheese)

1 egg

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/4 tsp pepper powder

Salt to taste

Method

Blend the butter,and paneer till creamy .

Add the rest of the ingredients,and use as filling

For the sweet filling

100 cream cheese/ paneer

25 gm butter

Sugar to taste

Apple slices

1 tsp lemon juice

Brown sugar to sprinkle

Method

Mix the cheese,butter and sugar.

Place filling on each dough .

Mix lemon juice with the apple slices.

Arrange on the top on sprinkle brown sugar.

Bake at 200C preheated oven for 20 minutes .

EASY LAZY WHEAT PIZZA


This is the easiest anyone could make,no sauce

Only cheese ,cut capsicum and tomatoes .

Simple but exotic in taste.

This will make 2 big pizzas.

So, do try and post in your feedback.

INGREDIENTS

2.5 cups wheat flour

1/4 cup flour ( optional)

1 heaped tsp yeast ( instant)

25 gm butter melted in 1 cup milk

2 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

METHOD

Take a mixing bowl and add the ingredients

except butter mixed in milk, and salt

Mix well and add the lukewarm milk,salt .

Knead to a soft dough.

Cover and allow to rise .

After the dough is risen double, knead lightly,

on a floured board .

Divide into portions of your choice, and roll

each portion thin.

Transfer to greased tray .

For the topping

2-3 capsicums ( red/green/yellow )or all three

combined sliced

2-3 tomatoes sliced

Few tulsi leaves ( as I ran out of basil)

Chilli flakes ( quantity to your preference)

1 tsp dried thyme

Grated cheese ( I used Gouda cheese , you could

use your favourite cheese .

METHOD

Spread all these vegetables to cover the rolled

dough.

Sprinkle thyme,chilli flakes.

Next add grated cheese .

Bake in a preheated oven (200C)for 20-25

minutes .

The crust should be crisp .

You can serve it just like that / or with tomato

sauce only if you like .

NO KNEAD WHITE BREAD


White flour is refined flour,adding chemicals in

the process to whiten/ bleach it .

In the past,all baking was done with white

flour,but now due to health awareness,there

are enormous expertise baking with other

flours.

Still,we seek for the white flour,as we are used

to the white flour in cakes,bread,biscuits….and

many more to list .

So today’s recipe is a white flour bread .For me

it’s always random measurements obedient to

my sense of touch and eye.

I like ghee,coconut oil,olive oil in bread .

For other recipes like brioche,butter is good .

It was a perfect loaf,so do try your hand at

baking this loaf .

Anyway, let’s get into the recipe .

INGREDIENTS

2.5 -3 cups flour

1+1/2 tsp yeast

A pinch of baking soda ( optional)

2 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp milk powder ( helps in hydration)

1 tsp salt

METHOD

•Add a little warm water to the yeast and

sugar .

•Mix and sprinkle 2 tbsp of flour.

•Cover and allow to get frothy .

•Once you see it creamy ,add the flour,salt,

baking powder,milk powder and mix with a

spatula or hand ( use lukewarm water).

•Add ghee and mix well.

•Cover and allow to prove double .

•Sprinkle some flour on a floured board ,and

lightly stretch and fold to a count of 30 .

•Fold to a loaf and transfer the dough to a loaf

tin greased well on all sides.

•Cover the dough with cling wrap or cloth .

•Let it rise in the tin.

•Bake in a 200C oven for the first 15 minutes.

•Reduce heat to 175C and bake for another 35

minutes .

•Once you remove from oven ,apply butter on

the top .

•Remove from tin and allow to cool.

•Cut slices after it is cool.

PEPPER MUSHROOM,CHEESE BREAD ROLL


I consider this to be the easiest,and tastiest

breakfast I could make .All the mixing and

preparations took just 45 minutes,and the

bread turned out too good and crunchy on the

top which added to the taste.

As the title of the recipe seemed long , I did not

mention the addition of zucchini and pumpkin

seeds .Zucchini and cheese are a good pair with

breads .Adding seeds for topping can be your

choice .Few suggestions of seed varieties which

could be added are , flax seeds,sesame seeds,

sunflower seeds,almonds,pumpkin seeds ….

Now to the recipe

INGREDIENTS

For the mushroom filling

200 gm button mushrooms

4-5 cloves garlic chopped

1 tbsp coriander powder

1 tbsp coarsely ground pepper

1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1 zucchini sliced

2 green chillies chopped ( for topping)

Salt to taste

1 tbsp ghee/butter

50-75 gm cheese ( I used Edam, you could use

any of your favourite)

1 tbsp flour ( to wash mushroom)

METHOD

•Sprinkle flour on the mushroom, and wash

well.

•Heat ghee and add the mushrooms,

garlic,curry leaves ,and allow to cook for 3

minutes.

•Next add the rest of the ingredients except

pepper ,vinegar and cheese

•Cook for further 5 minutes .Add vinegar and

pepper and remove from fire .

•Spread the dough ,and add the filling with

pieces of cheese ( keep some for topping ).

•Roll the dough to one big roll , brush with egg

yolk on the top .

•Sprinkle grated cheese, pumpkin seeds , and

chopped green chilli ,and bake in a preheated

200C oven for 35 minutes .

For the dough ( no knead , no egg )

3 +2 tbsp flour

1 tsp yeast

2 tbsp brown sugar

Lukewarm water

2 tbsp milk powder

Salt

2 tbsp oil

METHOD

•Add yeast and sugar to a little warm water in

the bowl you are going to mix.

•Sprinkle 2 tbsp flour ,cover and set aside .

•Once it looks frothy ( 5 minutes),add the rest of

the ingredients with warm water and mix with

a wooden spoon . The dough has to be sticky.

•Cover and allow to stand for 15-20 minutes.

•Next add some flour onto a board and knead

lightly for 3 minutes .

•Allow to rise on a silicon mat or the tray you

are going to bake on.

•Cover and let it rise for another 10 minutes.

•Next spread the dough with your palm.

•Keep the filling , and add cheese . Seal the

edges and make like one big roll.

•Brush with egg yolk .

•Grate cheese on the bread itself and sprinkle

chillies and seeds .

Bake.

PRAWN ‘N’ BASIL FLAT BREAD


This is a bread flattened like a pizza,made with

semolina and flour .

Made a very sticky dough first,allowed a single

rise,and then added a little flour to only enable

handling of the dough.

Just spread the dough on the baking tray .

Though it looked uneven and rustic ,the bread

was soft .

Made the filling with sautéed garlic,prawns and

fresh basil leaves. ( I cut the prawns, but my

suggestion is to leave it whole ).

Made a white sauce mixed it with the prawns ,

and placed portions of soft cheese (quark) .

Sprinkled chilli flakes,mixed with apple cider

vinegar and olive oil before serving .

It was a lovely dinner ,easy off the table 😀.

So let’s get into the recipe

INGREDIENTS

For the dough

1 cup semolina flour

2 cups flour

1.5 tsp instant yeast

2 tbsp sugar

A pinch of baking soda

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp salt

METHOD

Set aside 1/2cup flour.

Mix in the rest of the ingredients with

lukewarm water to a sticky dough .

Allow 1 rise.

Add remaining flour and mix .

Divide into portions of your choice .( 1 made 2

big bases ). You can try mini bases too.


For the filling

Ingredients

250-300 gm cleaned and peeled prawns

1 capsicum chopped

2 big tomatoes chopped

1 small zucchini chopped

5-6 garlic cloves

2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder

1 cup milk

2 tbsp flour

2 tbsp butter/oil

1/2 tsp pepper

100-200 gm Quark cheese or any of your choice

Method

Heat butter in a pan ,add the prawns chilli

powder and salt ,and sauté for 5 minutes.

Add basil leaves and garlic and mix well .

Add flour and mix well .

Gradually add milk with the rest of the

ingredients .

Once it starts to thicken remove from fire.

Now spread this filling on the prepared dough.

Bake in a preheated oven 200C for 20 minutes .

Remove from oven .

Spread chilli paste.

Serve!


For the paste

3-4 tbsp chilli flakes

1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar

1-2 tbsp olive oil

A little salt

Mix all ingredients together and apply lightly

on baked bases and serve.

WHEAT CHEESE ROLLS


This recipe is another innovation from my

kitchen.

If there is more chappathi dough left ,I keep it

in an airtight container in the fridge .

During my weekly update of the fridge stock ,I

found that the left over dough had turned sour.

Earlier I throw it straight into the bin,but this

time thought to give it a try like the sour dough

starter method .

I poured only water in it , drained the water

each day ,and added fresh water for 3 days .

Today morning I made these soft lovelies for

breakfast half with cheese and half with jam .

The taste and texture was awesome , and it’s a

no knead bread .’Waste turned Taste ‘.

So do try it and post your feedback.

INGREDIENTS

3 cups wheat flour

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 cup of the chappathi dough sour mix ( it was

a dough for 3 chappathis )

1 tbsp sugar

1 heaped tsp of instant yeast

1 tbsp milk powder

A tsp of salt

Enough water to make a dough

METHOD

•Drain out the water at the top from the

chappathi mix .

•Mix in yeast ,sugar, milk powder

•Add salt , and all the flours and mix to a

dough .

•Apply oil or butter on top,and allow to rise for

minimum 20 minutes.

•Knead slightly for 5 mins , divide into

portions .

•Spread each dough with your palm ,Apply oil

on each .

•Keep another 2 rolled doughs over it .

•So 3 rolled dough ,rolled out to 1 dough.

•Cut into triangles , apply cheese or any filling

of your choice and roll.

•Allow to rise on tray for few minutes.

•Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle sesame

seeds or pumpkin seeds .

•Bake in a preheated 200C oven for 20 minutes.

•Remove from oven and brush the tops with

butter and serve .

RED CAPSICUM,GARLIC BUNS


This is a bun made with a paste made with red

capsicum and crushed garlic .

Just a smear with butter or cheese spread is too

good to serve.This is the first time I made buns,

with this paste,and the flavour seemed lovely.

You can make stuffings of your choice .

I used ghee in the dough.

The colour of the dough was awesome before

and after the bake.

So do try this and give me your feedback.

INGREDIENTS

3 cups wheat flour

1 cup all purpose flour

1.5 tsp yeast

2 tbsp milk powder

2 tbsp sugar

1 heaped tsp salt

3-4 tbsp ghee

2 red capsicum

5-6 garlic cloves crushed

METHOD

•Grind the capsicum to a paste

•Crush the garlic

•Mix the flours,yeast,sugar,milk powder

•Mix in the ground paste,salt,lukewarm water

and bind to a soft dough .

•Mix in ghee and knead again .

•Apply ghee on the dough,cover and allow to

rise double .

•After the dough is doubled,divide into portions

and roll to desired shapes .

•Allow to rise on the baking tray itself again.

•Brush with egg yolk+ milk and bake in a

preheated oven 200C for 20 -25 minutes.

•Brush with butter after removing from the

oven.

4 GUACAMOLE VARIATIONS


Guacamole  sourced  from the Mexican cuisine,

is widely used all around the world as dips,and

in varieties of foods.

The  ripe avacado or butterfruit is the key

ingredient in this dish.

The authentic Guacamole is made with cilantro

(coriander leaves) but spinach/palak,

basil leaves is also used in the making .

As avacado is the dominating ingredient the

use of your favourite pick in leaves does not

change the taste.

I have tried with gotukola (brahmi ) leaves and

it was fine.

Today i will be sharing, few of the variations.

I have added egg in different ways along with this.

Believe me ,its soo…amazing it is off my table within seconds.

So try this recipies with this healthy and amazing fruit.

For the basic guacomole 

1 -2 ripe avacado/butterfruit

1 cup chopped cilantro/palak

1 onion chopped fine

2-3 green chillies

2 tomatoes chopped

pepper powder (depending on your taste)

salt

juice of 2 limes

a little nutmeg powder (optional)

Method

Remove the pulp and mash lightly.Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.


For the variations.

1. Steamed/baked egg and guacomole bun

Beat 4-5 eggs ,2 tblsp milk ,pepper,salt,a

teaspoon of flour together and steam or bake

till done,

4-5 buns (any buns of your choice) buttered

lightly

Stuff with the salad and pieces of steamed or

baked egg.

You could use poached eggs too for another

day.


 

2. Double decker sandwich

One side with the salad and the other with egg

slices .


 

3.Chappathi wrap

Beat some eggs and smear on the chappathi

while making.Add the salad and wrap.

Tortilla ,Pita wraps could be used.


 

4. You could use for BRUSSHETA (Toasted bread)

Do try these healthy and tasty recipies .Best for lunch box category.

Send in your comments and suggestions..

BUTTERMILK BREAD


This bread was soft and tasty , mixed in a

different way . This lockdown has unlocked all

bread baking techniques in many,and made

many to attempt making bread at home .

Negativity turned positive!Even I frequently

make bread at home ,trying all methods and

varieties.Beetroot wine bread,Whey bread,….,

and today it’s buttermilk bread with white

flour .It turned out good and tasted cheesy .

Made a paneer loaf with the remaining

stuffing I used for stuffed capsicum.That was

yummy too!

Now to the recipe

INGREDIENTS

3-4 cups flour

2 tsp yeast

1 tbsp sugar

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup milk

2 tsp salt

3 tbsp melted ghee/butter

3 tbsp flour

1 whole egg + egg yolk

METHOD

Warm the milk ,and add 3 tbsp flour,sugar and

the yeast,

Mix the flour,salt and the rest of the ingredient,

except ghee and knead to a soft dough

( photo:punched down after the first rise)

Add ghee/ butter and knead again .

Do not get confused if the dough is sticky .

Allow to rise for 20-30 minutes . ( as buttermilk

is used it will double quick)

Knead lightly again and transfer into greased

loaf tins .Let it rise in the tin for another 15

minutes.

Bake in a preheated oven 200C for 25-30

minutes.

SEMOLINA EGG BUNS


Made semolina buns for breakfast today.I made

a few doughnuts from the same dough,injected

with my innovated beetroot-cherry jam and

both turned out to be successful.

A point to be noted : I made the dough with

whey water.

Breakfast was loved !

The buns with semolina ,was positively good!

It was soft,and the taste was no lesser to the

flour buns.I used fine semolina( chiroti rawa).

If you have the normal semolina ,just powder it

lightly and then make the dough .

To the recipe …

INGREDIENTS

4-5 cups fine semolina ( rawa)

2 tsp instant yeast

2 tbsp honey /sugar

Whey water / water

2 tbsp milk powder

2 tsp salt

Oil / butter

A pinch of baking soda ( optional)

METHOD

Add semolina ,milk powder,baking soda yeast

and mix without adding any liquid first.

Next add honey and enough whey water with

salt to hold to a dough.Add 2-3 tbsp oil or butter

and knead for few minutes ,and allow to rise.(25-30 minutes)

Only two times proving or rising is required.

After the first rise , knead again and wait for

the second rise ( 20-30 minutes ).

Next divide into portions ,roll and make buns

with filling .

Link to the filling:https://calinskitchen.com/2017/03/02/seeni-sambol-loaves/

After making shapes allow it to rise for another

10 minutes only .Brush tops with egg yolk/ milk

and bake in a preheated oven 200C for 20

minutes!

Brush with butter if you like !


For the doughnuts

Dough

Oil for frying

Powdered sugar

Jam

Divide tiny ball shaped and set aside . Cover

and set aside for 5-10 minutes .

Drops these balls in oil on medium flame ,and

fry till golden brown.

Use a nozzle with jam in a piping bag ,and

inject jam into the fried doughnuts.

Sprinkle a little powdered sugar .