Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Labneh, Spiced Butter ~ Dips for Savory Breads

For the final day under Tame the Yeast, BM# 46, I have two more dips that I had made. I know I ended up making so many dips that my family was getting so confused. Infact Konda said all the dips were so delicious that she wanted me to bake it another day separately for each dip. The tomato basil loaf was not enough.

I made Labneh, the middle eastern dip that's so famous. Then it was the spiced butter, using table butter and garlic. Both were so addictive.

So including the spicy tomato sauce of yesterday, all these dips will make a great starter for any party!




Spiced Butter

Ingredients Needed

Table butter, soft - 3 -4 tbsp
Chili Flakes - 1 tsp
Garlic - 3 - 4 cloves

How to make the Spiced Butter.

Crush the garlic cloves along with chili flakes and mix into the soft butter.

Serve right away.

Labneh ~ Middle East Dip

Ingredients Needed:

Curds/ Yogurt -1 cup
Salt to taste
Za'ater - 1/2 tsp
Olive oil - 1 tsp

How to make the Labneh

Line the strainer with a muslin cloth, add the curds and let it sit in the fridge for couple of hours. Make sure the strainer doesn't touch the bottom. After couple of hours, you will notice the collected strained liquid or the whey.

Remove the thick curds and transfer to a bowl and refrederate for atleast 8 hrs or overnight.

Just before serving, add in salt, spices, and olive oil. Blend well. And drizzle olive oil on top as well.

Serve with the tomato basil loaf.
I also made some Apple fritters for the season!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cheesy Tomato Basil Toast with Spicy Tomato Sauce

For the second day of BM#46, under Tame the Yeast theme, I made some combos for the Tomato Basil Loaf that I baked for day one. I was hoping I will have time to bake the other bread, however my days seem to be so tightly packed, leaving me no time for anything.

The loaf came out so well. Infact the aroma was so tempting, that the slices were getting disappeared before I could make some sides for it. I was planning to make some soups and serve this. However as I said the kids were impatient to eat it as such. So the only thing I could manage were the different dips I made. To top it, I also made a cheesy toast along with some spicy red chili garlic sauce.

For today it is going to be cheesy Tomato Basil loaf with Spicy tomato sauce.

If you are interested for a quick festival recipe, these cheesling will suit just fine!
Cheesy Tomato Basil Toast with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Ingredients Needed:

Tomato Basil Loaf - 4 slices
Cheddar, Mozzarella cheese, grated - 3 tbsp
Red Chili flakes for topping

For the Sauce

Tomato Sauce - 3 - 4 tbsp
Red Chili flakes - 1 tsp
Garlic - 3 -4 cloves

How to make the Cheesy Tomato Basil Toast with Spicy Tomato Sauce

For the Toast

Butter the slices and toast for couple of minutes. Add grated cheese on top and MW for a min. Sprinkle chili flakes on top.

For the Sauce

Crush the garlic along with red chili flakes and mix to the tomato sauce. Adjust spice.

Serve with the Cheese tomato basil toasts.

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