Monday, April 27, 2015

DOMINO'S GARLIC BREADSTICKS



One of my favorites is DOMINO'S garlic breadsticks. Recipe for this is easy and can be found on web as many people have tried it out. I didn't want to follow the suit but secretly wanted to give it a try at least once. As I didn't have oregano at home, I made a different version of the breadsticks with garlic and dried mint. It tasted awesome and fresh. So the recipe following is my version. To make the original breadsticks just replace dried mint and chilly flakes with oregano!!

INGREDIENTS:
 1) 1/2kg Flour/Maida
 2) 1/2 Sachet Active dry yeast
 3) 1 Tablespoon Sugar
 4) 1 Cup Lukewarm water
 5) 6 Garlic Cloves Chopped
 6) 3 Tablespoon Olive oil
 7) 1 Teaspoon Salt
 8) 2 Teaspoon dried mint
 9) 1 Teaspoon chilly Flakes
10) 1 Cup Corn kernels
11) 1 Cup grated Cheese
12) Black pepper to taste

PREPARATION TIME: 1 hour (knead and bake) and 24 hours(rest and prove)

HOW TO PREPARE:
DOUGH:
* In a bowl take yeast and add sugar.
* Add lukewarm water and leave for 10minutes to activate yeast
* Once yeast is frothy, means its active. Time to add other ingredients
* Add olive oil, salt, garlic and dried mint. Mix well.
* Add flour to the yeast mix 1 cup at a time.
* Do not add all flour together. Keep kneading the flour in between.
* Knead the dough for 15 – 20 minutes and make smooth and stretchy dough
* Let the dough rest in refrigerator for 24 hours.
* After 24 hours take the dough out. Cut in 4 equal size balls and let it rest for 10 minutes
* Sprinkle some flour on your working area and take 1 ball to work on it
* Flatten the ball and make a round shape. Add corn, chess and black pepper in center
* Fold the circle in half to form semi circle. Transfer the dough to a greased tray


* Cut the dough into breadsticks and drizzle olive oil. Sprinkle chilly flakes and salt
* Bake in preheated oven at 180°C for 8 minutes.
* Then at 220°C for 5 minutes/ Till the required color is reached.

Monday, April 13, 2015

EASY LEMON CAKE



INGREDIENTS:
1) 2½ Cups Self Raising flour
2) 1½ Cups of castor sugar
3) 1 Cup Vegetable oil/Melted butter/Malai
4) 3 Eggs
5) 100ml Milk
6) 1 Tablespoon lemon rind
7) 1/2 Cup Lemon juice
8) A pinch of salt
9) 1/2 Cup Sugar for glaze
10) 1 Tablespoon Lemon juice for glaze
11) Finely grated Lemon rind to garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease the cake ton and keep aside
* Sift flour into a bowl. Stir in caster sugar
* Whisk the butter, eggs till fluffy and light
* Add milk, lemon rind and 100ml of lemon juice, Whisk until combined
* Add the lemon mixture to the flour mixture and stir until well combined
* Pour into greased tray and Bake for 40-45 minutes
* Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely
FOR LEMON GLAZE:
* In a pan, add sugar, 2 teaspoon water
* Mix till sugar dissolves
* Finally add lemon juice and mix well
* Put the cake on serving tray and make holes with skewer on top
* Pour over lemon glaze and let it go deep in skewed holes
* Garnish with lemon rind and serve!


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