Monday, May 12, 2008

Garlic Bread N Some Summer Coolers~

No...I haven't baked that was one of those lazy weekends, we had got this baguette which is fresh and tastes heavenly, so what with Garlic Bread the flavours of Baguette brought out even more - I went for this Pizza house starters, as my breakfast menu! :D
I learnt this from a friend of mine. Its simplest, gets ready in ten mins.

Ingredients :
1 medium baguette (french loaf)
1 tbspn unsalted butter at room temp
2-3 big garlic cloves ground to paste
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp dried herbs or simple fresh coriander finely chopped
250 gms mozzarella cheese shredded

Method :
Slice the baguette diagonally by one inch. Place on grilling rack.

Microwave the butter and garlic paste, for 30 seconds on high power, mix well and combine salt as per taste and the finely chopped coriander or dried herbs. Brush this on one side of the sliced baguette.

Spread the mozzarella cheese shreds on each.

Grill or Bake @ 350F until the cheese melts and turns golden. Serve with accompaniment or sauce of your choice...we had ours with chilli garlic ketchup.
If grilling in mw, set on combi mode, first round will take 5 mins- break into 3 mins, standing time a minute, another 2 mins its done. Second round will take less time as the grill is already hot. 3 mins. DONOT take out immediately the grill is working on the pieces even after the mw has stopped. So again a minute there, then serve hot.

Some Summer Coolers :

Mango Juice - Blended Alphonso mango with one fourth measure of water to puree, two tsp sugar and a pinch of cardamom.

Mango Milk Shake - Added two tablespoon low fat milk and one tsp of condensed milk to above.

Heavenlyyyyyyyyyy Blissssss to parching throat!

Water Melon Juice - Blended a quarter of melon cubes with 2 tsp sugar, a pinch of cardamom powder , tiny pinch of salt and tiny pinch of pepper powder...yuuuuuummmmmm!

Its filling as well as a thirst quencher!

Kiwi Lime Juice -
Blend the below ingredients -

4 kiwis sliced, 4 limes juice extracted, 2 tbspn sugar, water

-strain and serve Chilled!

Its tart and sweet but refreshingggggggg!!!

Have your pick!!! Njoi the coolers!!



Lavi said... many juices..really i got refreshed on just by looking at it!!

Srivalli said...

me too love garlic bread..the fresh aroma of crushed garlic is awesome...nice juices!

Asha said...

Oh my! I love all the juices, colorful and yummy. Love garlic bread, great with Spaghetti and meatballs for us!:))
I am so trying your mom's rava dosa!!;D

Arundathi said...

mmm love garlic bread - and i do the same thing for mine except never had cheese on it - must try that!

david santos said...

Hello, Purnima!
Excellent posting and good refreshed.
Have a nice week.

Hetal said...

hmm...i love garlic bread ,will try it..Would love to see u on my blog,which I have recently started and get ur comments and suggestions.

Uma said...

colorful juices. so refreshing for the summer.

ranji said...

wow!!so many juices..sooooo refreshing and delcious..ammm thirsty , pass me the mango juice plz:)...yummy garlic bread too.

Purnima said...

Lavi --> 3 juices, 1 milkshake :D

Sri --> How true..tks!

Asha --> I m flattered at having my recipe tried by you! Do let me know your fb...

Aru --> Do try mozzarella its yum!

David --> Thankyou!

Hetal --> U hv a glam. blog! Great dishes! Tks for ur comment n intro to ur blog!

Uma --> Thankyou!

Ranji --> Please be my guest..u too chose my fave flavour!! :D

Hetal said...

Thanks dear for ur lovely comments...hey i want to join Taste of India....but it says that the blog should be 2 months old,so have to wait for july...

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Purnima...
Those summer coolers looks so cool... Love them all... I lvu garlic bread....

Divya Vikram said...

love garlic bread..i too make it the same way..lovely coolers..perfect for the summer heat..

karuna said...

garlic bread is all time fav. nice one.
let me know whenever u try out the choco almond balls

Meera said...

Delicious looking garlic bread!! I want that watermelon juice!!:-) Rullava bhakri is also awesome. I just love it. We too make similar but probably do not add sugar. need to check with mom!:-)

Maya said...

Whoaa Purnima!! You are well prepared for Summer :)..I like my garlic like tht. Those juices look sooooo good. Will try them one by one. Thanx for sharing..

Seema said...

Garlic bread is yum any time... a perfect snack or meal too...I add some tomatoes, onions & bellpepper & season with pepper & make it so its a meal with a bowl of soup in hand!! So many fruit juices. yummy & great for summer.

Jayashree said...

Fresh fruit juices are what sustain me during this hot summer....I loved all your pics of those juices....

Purnima said...

Hetal --> 2 months? Hmm..pls keep posting ur yummies till then!

Sukanya --> Thankyou!

Divya V --> Thankyou, quench ur thirst!

Karuna --> I alws feedback first! Hee..tks!

Meera --> That addition was due to us, she wanted us to eat this as kids, else she might hv kept it only 'teek'! :D Pls b my guest!!

Maya --> Exhausted the stock for juices!! Need to rush to fruit stall again! Please do try!!

Seema --> Thats a great idea..a soup wt this...wd go so well! Tks!

Jayashree --> Tks for your sweet comments!