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A favorite at our place.



3 cups maida
1tbsp yeast
2tsp salt
1tsp sugar
1cup warm water.

Make a dough of all the ingredients and knead nicely, I do it in a food processor so it is very easy.
Place it in a oiled bowl and rest for a hour.
You can make around 6 smallish pizzas with this.
After the dough has risen, make 6 balls and flatten each and roll them. Keep pressing the edges simultaneously.
Place this on a pizza pan, spread pizza sauce,veggies of your choice and lots of mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle some salt and herbs as well
Bake it in a 200c preheated oven for 15 mins.
For a cheese burst version, spread a layer of cheese spread on the base and then spread pizza sauce.



Chocolate Cake Bombs

These are a yummy and is a big hit with kids.

Choco cake bombs

3/4 cup maida
2 tbsp cocoa
2 tbsp oil
1/4 cup sugar  ( powdered sugar)
1/4 cup yogurt
1/2 cup water
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1-2 drops of lemon juice
1/4 tsp vanilla

Mix curds and water nicely and add oil and vanilla.
Sieve all the dry ingredients in a bowl and add it to the wet ingredients.
Add lemon juice and mix lightly.
Heat a appe pan and grease it.
Pour a spoonful of batter, cover with a lid  and cook for a min.
Turn them around and cook the other side as well.
Ready to be eaten .
I drizzled it with chocolate syrup.
You can also insert choco chips or Choco ganache in the center for a gooey center,for that pour half spoon batter then place the chips or ganache and cover it with more batter.

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Savoury Honeycomb Buns ( Also called as Khalit Nahal)


Yet another bread and yes this was our We Knead to Bake No. 9. Loved this bread and its like whats not to like about home baked bread. There are 2 versions of this one is the savory one and the other is a sweet one where in the buns are drenched in sugar syrup..since we like more of savory breads, this was my attempt. Here’s the recipe.

Savory Honeycomb Buns

For the dough:
1 cup lukewarm milk
1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp Salt
40gm butter, melted
2 tbsp milk for brushing the dough
For Filling:
2 Onions Chopped
1 Small capsicum chopped
Cheddar Cheese – 2 small cubes chopped into smaller cubes
Oil 1 tsp
Pinch Sugar
Salt to taste
Herbs and chilli flakes
For Stuffing:
Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onions, add little sugar and cook them on a low flame till they are browned nicely.
Add capsicum, salt, herbs and chilli flakes and cook for a min.
Once cooled add the chopped cheddar cubes and mix.
For the Dough:
Mix flour, yeast and salt and mix it. Add Melted butter and mix it
 nicely. Add the warm milk and knead to a soft dough.
Transfer to a smooth surface ( I do it on the Kitchen Platform) and knead the dough nicely for atleast for  10 mins. (kneading is very important..)
Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a well-oiled bowl, turning it to coat completely with the oil. Cover and let it rise till double in volume, for about an hour.
Turn the dough out onto your work surface. You won’t really need to flour it as the dough is quite manageable as it is.
Make small lime sized ball .
Take each piece and flatten it out a little and place  teaspoon of filling in the centre.
Pull up the sides and wrap the dough around the filling, pinching it closed at the top.
Smoothen it into a round ball. Place this in a well-greased baking pan and repeat the same for the remaining balls.
Cover with clingfilm and let rest for half hour.
Brush the Buns lightly with milk and bake them at 200c for 20 mins.
U can also lightly brush them with melted butter once they are out of the oven.
These buns were great and loved the texture. These had a nice crumb and were very soft as well.
I made plain pav as well with the same dough and used half of wholewheat flour. Will share the recipe in the next post.


Baking · Breads · Cheese · Kids

Stuffed Garlic Bread – Again Dominos Style


I have attempted Garlic Bread earlier and it is one of the most viewed recipe on this blog.      I love the simplicity of that bread and it so easy to put together. If you have never attempted making bread, give it one go you will be amazed with the results. Nothing beats the Aroma of bread being baked in the oven and really trust me you will be really hooked to it. This time i made the stuffed garlic one , and it came out great. I tried to make it a bit healthy by using half atta and half maida. The addition of atta does change the taste and texture of the bread a bit but it is good and for me it was a feeling of goodness as my daughter Sakshi loved bread and it gives me satisfaction in knowing that it is  homemade and a bit healthy as well. So here goes the recipe.

Stuffed Garlic Bread:


 For Garlic Bread

All purpose flour 3/4 cup

Atta – 3/4 cup

yeast 1/2 tsp

warm water 1/2 cup+ 3tbsp

Salt to taste

Grated garlic 5 cloves

Olive oil 3 tbsp

Italian Seasoning 2tbsp

Chilli Flakes 1 tsp

B.pepper 1/2 tsp

For Stuffing

1 small capsicum chopped

Paneer chopped in  smallcubes

Handful of boiled corn kernels

Mozarella Cheese


Chilli flakes

Salt a big pinch.



Prepare Garlic Bread

Heat water till warm and add yeast to it.

Let the yeast proof for 5 mins till you see a frothy mixture.

Add 3/4 cup atta to it and mix nicely with a laddle.

Rest this batter for 45 mins till it doubles.

Add the remaining flour,3 cloves garlic grated and salt and mix nicely.

At this stage i had to add couple of tbsp of water to get the dough together.

Knead it nicely and transfer to a floured counter space and knead the dough for the 8-10 mins till the dough is smooth and springy.

The dough will be a bit sticky so i had to spread some oil in my hands to get the dough together.

Let the dough double again which can take from 1 hr or more.

Preheat the oven at 200c

Transfer the dough  on floored counter space and roll it into a oval shape.

Mix all the ing. mentioned under stuffing except cheese and spread it on half of the dough. Cover it with grated cheese and fold the dough into a half. It will be like the half moon shape.

Brush lightly with oil and  and sprinkle the seasoning and spread the remaining grated garlic.

Transfer it to a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 15 mins.

Slice then into strips and have hot with soup or a cheesy dip.

Have it fresh out of the oven.

Breads · Breakfast · We Knead To Bake

Baileys – A Cousin to Bagels

Back with a bread again and really i so love baking breads..I am partial to breads as you can guess with so many bread post. These was again a part of We Knead to Bake group of Facebook and loved making these. I have prepared Bagels earlier and found these to be very similar in texture. I have topped the bread with caremalised onions and love the sweet flavor it gives.



Recipe from : My Diverse Kitchen


For the dough:

1 teaspoon instant yeast

1 tbsp sugar

1 1/4 cup water

3 cups all-purpose flour

1tsp salt

Milk for brushing the dough

For the Onion Filling:

1 tbsp oil

3 medium onions, finely chopped

1 tsp garam masala

Salt to taste

1/2 tsp Pizza seasoning


  1. Put the yeast, sugar, salt and flour in a bowl.  Add warm water and  Knead until the dough comes together  and then let the dough rest for 10 minutes. This will help the dough absorb water. Knead again, adding a little more water or flour (not too much) if you need it, until your dough is smooth and elastic but not sticky.
  2. Shape it into a ball and place it in a oiled bowl.
  3. Cover and let it rise till about double till about an hour or so.
  4. Make the filling. Heat the oil in a pan,add the onions, and saute over low to medium heat. Sprinkle a little salt and continue sauteing until they become soft and turn golden brown in color. Add the garam masala and pizza seasoning stir well. Keep aside.
  5. Sprinkle your work surface lightly with flour and place the dough on it. Divide it into 8 equal pieces and shape each one into a roll by flattening it and then pinching the ends together to form a smooth ball.
  6. Place the rolls on a lightly greased baking sheet and cover them with a towel. Let them rise for about one hour .
  7. Work on one piece at a time, while you keep the others covered so they don’t dry out. When the rolls are ready, pick them up one at a time and using your fingers, form the depression in the middle.
  8. Hold the roll like a steering wheel with your thumbs in the middle and your fingers around the edges. Pinch the dough between your thumb and fingers, rotating as you go and gradually making the depression wider without actually poking a hole through.
  9. Place the shaped dough on  greased baking tray .Place the caramelized onion filling in the depressions of each Bialy. Brush the outer dough circle with milk.
  10. Bake the Bialys at 200C for about 15 minutes till they’re golden brown in color.
  11. Cool them on a rack. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.