February 03, 2009

Garlic, Red Chilli Pepper and Asiago Loaves, Savory French Toast

Hello, Hello!!
Hope you enjoyed the Super Bowl and Tennis games last weekend. We had fun, enjoyed the football game a lot this year. Steelers played a great game, deserved to win in the end! Since NC Panthers didn't make it to the final game, we didn't particularly have a preference, Steelers or Cardinals, just wanted to watch a good game and eat a lot. We weren't disappointed in both aspects! Hahaha!!

We were all so exhausted the next day but had to keep up the routine nevertheless. They should give us all a day off after the game every year, don't you think? What was our game platter looked like? Scroll all the way down to look at it. YUP! Took 2 days for us to recover from that platter, kids chose each one of those snacks this year! :D

Last week, I baked a simple but delicious savory bread. A combination of Garlic, red chilli pepper flakes and Asiago cheese makes these bread wonderfully tasty and aromatic. Slices of these loaves make delicious savory French toasts for
breakfast or just a great snack in the afternoon with cream cheese to munch on. This is also my 150th post at Foodie's Hope today, nice treat for me too! :)

These kind of unique bread is not usually available in the bakeries, so you can enjoy these homemade bread tailored to suit your taste even more at home! Asiago bread recipe is adapted from "baking for Today" book authored by Betty Crocker, with my little extra personal addition here and there as always!


A savory Garlic, red chilli pepper flakes and Asiago cheese bread loaves:

This recipe makes four small loaves or 2 medium sized loaves or you can halve the recipe to make just two small loaves, choice is your's. Loaves do freeze well, so better make the full recipe and freeze the bread for later use. Enjoy!


Sliced to show the texture:

To bake these loaves, you need:
3 tbsp vegetable or Olive oil,

3-4 cloves of garlic, minced,

1/2 tsp or more dry red chilli pepper flakes,

5 to 5 1/2 cups of Bread flour or plain flour,

1 tbsp Sugar,

1 1/2 tsp salt,

2 packages of regular or quick rising Yeast,
2 cups very warm water, (120F),

3/4 cup grated Asiago cheese or you can use any cheese as long as it has less moisture,

1 tsp dry or fresh Parsley,

1 tsp dry or fresh Chives.
(or you can use 1 1/2 tsp Italian Herb seasoning)

To bake:


1. Heat oil in a skillet and add the minced garlic, stir for a minute or so until translucent. Add chill flakes and take the pan off the heat. Cool.
2. In a blender bowl, add 2 cups, sugar, salt and Yeast, stir once.

3. Add very warm water, olive oil with garlic and chilli flakes to this mixture, beat with kneader attachment or mix by hand for 2 mins.

4. Start adding the flour as much as need, to this mix, knead for 5-7mins and keep kneading until you get a pliable, smooth dough without sticking to your hand.


You might need to use all the flour or less than 5 1/2 cups, you do the math or use your judgment.


5. Grease the dough with some oil, cover the bowl and keep it in a warm place to rise for 1 to 2 hrs or until it's double in size.

6. After the dough is raised, punch it down and divide into 4 equal parts, make about 6" rounds.

7. Spray a baking sheet with no-stick oil or any oil lightly. Place all 4 dough balls, smooth side up, 3-4 inches apart from each other on the baking sheet.
Cut the top of the dough with 1/2" deep X or + with the sharp or serrated knife.
8. Cover lightly and let it rise again for 1/2 an hour ot until they puff up again.


Preheat the oven at 375F.


9. Remove the cover off of the dough balls, place them and bake for 20 25 mins or until they are golden and sound hollow when tapped. DO NOT over bake.

10. Remove the loaves on to the cooling rack. Now, they are ready to be sliced and savored warm or cold!
Nothing tastes better than a freshly baked warm bread in your hand with some butter to enjoy! :)


A savory "French" toast made from Asiago bread slice for breakfast!

French toast is also called "
Pain perdu" or "Lost bread" in French.
You can freeze those Asiago loaves to use it for later or use the day or two old bread to make savory French toasts in the morning, dotted with hot sauce (Sriracha!, can you handle it?! :D). Tastes great on cold Winter mornings to get your brain working super fast!! Here is how I made these savory ones.


You need:
4 thick slices of above bread, day old is perfect for toast.

3 large Eggs,
4 tbsp milk or Half and Half or cream,
enough salt to taste,
1/8 tsp Cumin seeds powder,(optional)
1/8 tsp Garlic powder,
1 tsp fresh Parsley or Basil or any herb you like,
or 1/4 tsp dry mixed herb seasoning,
1 tsp Parmesan cheese.(optional)

To make savory French Toast:


1. Take a wide mouthed bowl or pan wide enough to dip the bread flat, add all the above ingredients except bread slices and beat well.
2. Let the bread slices dry a bit, keep them out after slicing on the counter top for few minutes.
3. Then dip each bread slice in the egg mixture for a minute on each side and keep them aside on a plate.
4. Heat a non-stick pan with little butter in it. Place one or two slices at a time and cook until golden brown both sides.

Serve these sprinkled with pepper or Hot sauce on top.




This savory French toast (Pain Perdu) goes to DK of "Culinary Bazaar" for her event "A.W.E.D.-French cuisine" this month. I don't know whether French people would have a savory toast in the morning but we do love to have it in their name!! :D
Thanks DK, enjoy hosting!

That's all this week, have a fun rest of the week! :))

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Super Bowl platter to ready to go in the oven. Gone now, of course! :D
White castle mini Burgers, spicy Chicken Wings, Chicken and cheese Taquitoes, breaded Shrimps, Steak Quesadillas, mini Corndogs and Chili cheese Fondue with Olive Bread chunks and White Corn Tortilla chips to dip!!
Wait!! Michelob Ultra lite Lime Cactus Beers for us and Mountain dew for kids! Now, I am done!! Here is my last year's Super Bowl platter! :))


List of my tried and tasted dishes:
Click on the collage to see larger image.


Lahori dal, from Super chef.
Vankaya Pulusu, from Rekha.
Palkova, from Sagari.
Errisery,(I used Turnips), from Happy Cook.
Chilli chicken, from Sig.
Cabbage-Moong dal Kootu, from Smitha.

Thanks to all of you for posting these! :)

Check out my Carrot-Fennel-Walnuts cake at Aroma!

122 comments:

sra said...

Did you make all the food for the Super Bowl platter, even if it was assembled, it was HARD WORK!

indosungod said...

The savory french toast looks fantastic. I should try baking this bread, it looks super delicious.

After snacking on the delcious tray I am sure a holiday the next day will come in handy.

Mona said...

Whoa! You really must love cooking to do all that!

I have never baked bread, But yours here looks so yummy that I am tempted to attempt making some!

Asha said...

sra, I usually make 7 layer Taco dip etc for Super Bowl at home but this year kids wanted different things and these are what they chose! :D

Indo, I knew you would like this bread, do try!:)

Mona, baking bread is the most satisfying girl although I use the machine to knead! :D

Trupti said...

bread looks very delicious Asha. I never tried bread at home. Actually I am not good baker :(
Snack platter looks very delicious. Your guests must be enjoyed it.

notyet100 said...

will try makin bread looks so warm,..loved the french toast too,..:-)i have fresh parsley in my fridge just need yeast any substitute for yeast...?

Asha said...

T, we didn't invite anybody since Arvind was on call, it's all just for us! ;D

P, I don't think anything substitutes Yeast. Must use that to rise the dough! :)

Laavanya said...

I love the flavourings going in the bread and it looks perfect in every way Asha. French toasts with those would've been awesome and bring on the Sriracha I say.. am a big fan :)

That looks like quite a treat for Superbowl... Nice to know you had an awesome time.

Ashwini said...

wow the savory french toast looks inviting..yummy..delicious.will definitely try..

We too gathered at a friends place to watch the play..Saw the tennis too(just here and there). Nadal played too well..Kids too enjoyed playing among themselves..They should definitely give a holiday the next day...

Smitha said...

That is a lavish spread!
And of course the bread looks soo good..got to try it

Malar Gandhi said...

Thats lot of food! All yummy creations...you are a gifted artist, dear.

Please trail back to me, I got something for you.

Happy cook said...

I am there for eating all the food, but for watching the games, i don't like to watch sports at all in TV.
Love the bread it looks so beautiful and french toast that is super yummy.

Happy cook said...

Oh forgot to say thankyou for trying my erisery, it looks yumm.

Pavani said...

Love the bread. I've never tried baking bread, your recipe sounds easy enough, will give it a try. I think you meant to say Cardinals and not Raiders. Your super bowl platter looks awesome.

Meera said...

I do not know if my comment went through. It gave me an error. I loved your spread and am going to try that loaf.

Asha said...

Pavani, thanks girl, you are a God send. I was thinking Cardinals and kept saying Raiders the whole weekend for some reason which made my kids mad but did it here again anyway! Too much junk food I guess! :D

Prajusha said...

Bread and french toast looks yummy ..
ur superbowl platter looks wonderful.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

OMG... U have baked the bread and made french toast out of it.... Great job!!!!

French toast looks so good. YUM!. Lovely color and presentation.

Anonymous said...

Hi Asha,
The bread looks spongy and delicious.i should try baking breads.

shalini

Malar Gandhi said...

Thats right, I posted it y'day night. But my net was down...so cudnt let you know that an award is waiting for u.

Anjali said...

Asha your enthusiasm to make the kids feel special is awesome. So much food and so many choices :)

Margie said...

Asha, I love bread & am going to make this recipe!
Hope it turns out ok as I have not made bread too often.

Thank you, Asha.

Your family was treated to some awesome food on Super Bowl.

Enjoy the rest of your week, my friend!

Margie:)

Chitra said...

Hello asha,Looks colorful and hope it tasted great!!not tried baking yet:)Will try soon:)

Sandeepa said...

Those loaves look so tempting, not to mention the "French Toast". Asha you can't blame people, all this spread makes me wish that I move into your neighborhood ;-)

Priya said...

Bread looks gorgeous...just drooling over the savoury french toast..awesome work Asha...Snack platter makes me hungry!!

Asha said...

LOL!! Sandeepa, that's true I guess! HeHe!!

Deepa Hari said...

Super bowl platter looks great and very tempting Asha....Love the toast and bread...been a while since i baked a bread....got to try it.

Uj said...

That was quite a spread.. you baked the bread and also managed to make french toast out of it.. you sure keep yourself busy.. Love the spread..

Cham said...

Love ur super moist bread! What a great and perfect platter for game night, I love all , it would have vannished in hour....

Mojo said...

Oh yeah, that French toast looks marvelous! Unfortunately though I'm a fair enough cook, my baking skills are at the shallow end of the talent pool. Still...

Archy said...

Bread looks so good and high !! Love the toast !! Hey, Any idea for making eggless toast ??

Jayashree said...

The french toast with the spicy sauce looks good.
Awesome superbowl platter.....

DEESHA said...

i loved those savory french toast .. looks fab. You cooked soo much, I would have conviniently bought these from stores .. glad to knw that yu had a good time. we watched quite a bit of tennis over the weekend, was a tad disappointed over Federer's loss :(

Ankita said...

The french toast looks yummy.My mouth can't stop watering.

Asha said...

Mojo, this bread is easy peasy, doesn't take much effort other than waiting for it to rise. You should try baking atleast once! :)

Archy, thin spiced besan batter might do the trick and it's nutritious too. Plain flour will work too, try and see! :)

Sandhya said...

The bread looks crunchy on the outside and soft inside! Just the way I like it. I must must try this bread!
Though I personally do not like French toast but I am sure my man would love it!! Pics looks amazingly yummy.

Vanamala said...

oh wow you made so much of varieties..on tht day i made bhel puri to my hubby..hehehehe (i dont like US sports)
Lovely recipe of bread asha.

Namrata Kini said...

Thats such a wonderful platter Asha. I too love the Sriracha sauce.

Prema Sundar said...

Savory french toast looks awesome Asha.
Nobody can beat ur superbowl platter.. I still remember ur first superbowl post.!!!

n33ma said...

hmmmmmm what can I say the platter looks great.Like the french toast too.
Yea as you said as long as the game and the food is good it doesn't matter who wins to me;)

DK said...

I had had my lunch and knew that you will not and cannot make me hungry time..came all prepared. But the like the steelers - U WON BIG TIME! I am hungry now :( does that make me a glutton!?

But I think that stupid 580 calorie lunch is the reason ...luv the "French" toast..Do I get that one in the mail?? ;-)
yum yum yum and octayum!

Madhuram said...

The bread looks so good. Somehow I've not conquered my fear of yeast.

Vani said...

Your SuperBowl spread looks great, Ash! It sure was a great match. I'm more of a tennis person and did enjoy the Men's semis and final. SuperBowl I love mainly because of the food!:)
The Franch toast looks great and with Sriracha? Wowie!!

Varsha Vipins said...

WOWOWOW..They look super delicious..everything..color of french toast is soo lovely..
Asha,for that bread,is it ok to add grated lowfat Cheddar?n also can I use whole wheat flour?

Varsha Vipins said...

Also,trail back for an award..:)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

those bread loaves look sooo good, Ashakka!!! I'll never get myself to bake bread, i suppose... I only look at yours and admire, every time.

those ketchup drops on the toast look so nice :)

TBC said...

I don't understand what the fuss (reg the Super Bowl) is all about! It's just 2 local teams playing each other... not even like it involves 2 countries.. kinda like Ranji trophy matches...never been excited about those! :D

Savory French toast looks yum! I've only always made the desi version.

TBC said...

I don't understand what the fuss (reg the Super Bowl) is all about! It's just 2 local teams playing each other... not even like it involves 2 countries.. kinda like Ranji trophy matches...never been excited about those! :D

Savory French toast looks yum! I've only always made the desi version.

LG said...

You are one super mom! cooked so much..I am hungry now..combo of garlic, pepper and cheese..ummmI can already feel the aroma in air

sowmya said...

love each ingredient you have added to the bread..will try it sometime...love the french toast.

Keshi said...

very yanky I must say? :) YUM! I love breads, spreads n veges etc...totally healthy too.

Keshi.

Vibaas said...

Savory french toast looks yum. I finally shed the fear of baking and got some baking pans and my oven is behaving wierd :-( Giving different kinds of error and i'm scared to experiment with it before having someone check it out for me. Maybe it's a warning that i'll suck at baking! :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey that is so nice to know that you keep trying others recipes consistently. clap clap !!

SMN said...

Ashakka did watch tennis and felt bad for Federer.

French toast looks yum.. im plannin to do one.

Ann said...

As always your plate is full..looks varied and yummy..i always think about the way you work..you are awesome dear..what a big treat.

Asha said...

Varsha, yes you use the Whole wheat and any cheese you like. Taste and texture will be slightly different from this bread but always tasty! :)

TBC, for the first few yrs, we didn't watch or understand Football, now that kids are crazy about it, we join the fun! :D

Keshi, NEVER call a US Southerner a "YANKY", girl!! We will be very "unhappy"! Hahaha!!

Aparna said...

I can see you are back to full time cooking, Asha. :)

The reddish pink hue from the bell pepper makes for a very unusual looking loaf.
And then french toast too. Wonderful.
Funnily enough, I have never frozen bread so far.

AnuSriram said...

Oh... i missed the super bowl party at your home :-) Nice spread.. Hope you all enjoyed super bowl. French toast looks very tempting!

Asha said...

Aparna, they are dry red chilli flakes girl. I always freeze fresh Bagels when I buy them and take out as I need in the morning. That way they keep fresh for long time if we don't use immediately! You can freeze the dough too! :)

Happy cook said...

Asha do you have a recipe for chicken puffs.

Asha said...

F, I had to go hunting in my own blog and I did found it at lat year's Super Bowl platter! :D

http://foodieshope.blogspot.com/2008/02/gujarati-cuisine.html

Use Store bought Puff pastry, have fun! :))

ranji said...

That is some delicious looking bread..Anything with garlic sounds good to me :).and that savoury french toast is fantastic!!!lovely presentation!!!

What a superbowl party u must have had with that gorgeous platter...i can imagine...we partied in roopas place with the veg puffs i made and chicken-fish puffs she made!!!Main course ordered some delicous buffalo chicken calzones and some garlic bread...FAT FAT FAT all the way :D..It was superrrrrrrb!!!:)

Am glad u liked the neer dosa..very light and lacy..Thanks for trying!!!

Asha said...

Ranji, Slurp @ Baffalo chicken Calzones!! Great idea, I will steal it for next year! :D

Who cares about calories and all. SB comes around just once a year. Let's all enjoy without feeling guilty, eh? :))

Happy cook said...

Hi hi thankyou for hunting it down. I knew if i looked i woudn't find it here :-)
I will check out the link.
Thankyou again.

Navita said...

WOW..love tht bread platter...yum!
Thanks for the lovely comments.

Srivalli said...

Thats such a lovely bread asha....

sagari said...

beautiful looking bread ashaji , love the munchies platter too , and I am happy that u enjoyed palkova

Smita said...

Thank you soooooooooooooooooo much for trying my recipe and posting it....you have made me very very happy today!!!:):) Thank you thank you.

Smita said...

I have had so many failures with bread...but i am still going to try this one:D:D

kalpana said...

150 posts!!! woww..not a easy task! congratulations asha! you are an inspiration to budding bloggers like me. iam in love with asiago cheese bread ever since i had it in panera bread...superb recipe..surely a must try!

Daily Meals said...

Congrats on your 150th post Asha! Bread looks delicious...Savory French toast looks yummy...

Maya said...

Lovely and such perfect round of those loaves!! The toast looks really yummy too. That was your superbowl platter, whoa, I would be really happy at that party :D..Congrats on your 150 posts here Asha, all of them loaded with goodness and info..

Shionge said...

Drool...drool....droolinnnnnnnnngggggg :D

Roopa said...

Asha, the outcome of the French toast looks good ! Always love the food platter pictures you add on your blog. The super bowl platter makes me go sluuuurp :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

You are right,we cannot get unique flavored cakes like this cannot get in bakeries:) So much carving for some,coz I am not one to bake my own cake:)
Have a great weekend:)

Sig said...

Look at that superbowl platter... Suddenly I am craving for junk food :D Thanks for trying the chili chicken, hope you liked it!

KV said...

Hi Asha, that is really a lot of work. I really admire you for that! bread looks delicious and the french toast too!
Very true that the french may not like a savory toast in the morning. we eat it in their name!hahaha..i remember whn we were in france and stayed at a hotel..never got to have toast in the morning for b'fast!

And thanks for letting me know about the adai. i have fallen ill and in bed now:( so will make it may be this weekend and will let u know!

Dibs said...

Now I must go hunting for asiago cheese!! Now I know why super bowl is called super bowl ...because of a bowl ful of yummy food!!

BTW - Mim says she will find out Biriani recipe from Rukmini and post it! :-)

Asha said...

Thanks to all of you girls. Your encouragement makes me feel so very good. Hugs to you all of you! :)

Sig, STAY away from junk food.SBD, remember! Chill chicken was delicious, kids ate most of it! :D

KV, get well soon, rest a lot. Lot of people are getting ill these days, season change!!

Thanks Dibs, can't wait to try the Chettinadu the Biryani! :))

Madhu said...

I was searching for a savory french bread recipe.Im gonna try this one soon.And your Super bowl platter looks brilliant..

bee said...

if you don't send that asiago loaf for click cheese, i will come to NC and break the legs of all the Panthers so that they never win.

anusharaji(talimpu) said...

i seriously need to teach myself baking sis ;)
how r u
happy weekend :)

Gita's Kitchen said...

The platter looks so delicious...a savory bread with cheese...I should try this one.. it looks yummy :)

Shivapriya said...

Nice super bowl platter, we had mirchi bajji, guacamole & chips for supper bowl:D.

Din't get a chance to take pictures as the camera was discharges:D.

Pavithra Kodical said...

Super bowl looks fantastic..And thinking of garlic,red chili and cheese making me drool..I love to bake bread now :) I enjoy eating warm bread..

Maheswari said...

Toast looks perfect...
I am doing fine.Kids are making me busy..especially the younger one...too much naughty.She makes it a habit to open the cupboard and take all her cups, sippies etc and throw it in every room including the bathroom..:D.Does it everyday..!Here this week weather is getting better..T'row 51 degrees..Yipeee...

Asha said...

Mahesh, reading all that reminds me of Trisha too. She used to go open the cupboard, get the flour dabba and pour it all over her, I still have the photo!:D
So funny. Enjoy your kids to the fullest. Hugs to you sweetheart! :))

Cynthia said...

You know what I like about your weekly posts, there is so much to have and enjoy. It is truly like visiting a friend and have a cup of tea :) Well in your case, you feed us a whole lot more :)

Asha said...

Hi Cynthia, how are you girl? Good to see you here. Thanks, I do my best to please and feed all of you!! ;D
Have a great weekend, see you tomorrow! :)

Raji said...

What a lovely loaf of bread that is - love the flavours you have used in it!

SriLekha said...

looks yum!

Pragyan said...

Hi Asha: Thanks for the comment on my blog! I did not know you were back blogging again..or I am just forgetting! Thanks for the sweet lil' comment. Appreciate it, as always :) Your platter looks amazing! And the bread..wow!!! I would need 2 days off after devouring such a platter ;)

ANJALI J. said...

Hey Asha,thanks a ton. good range of recipes you have. I was going to ask u abt the DMC. i will def join the club.

Siri said...

Thats one super-a platter Ashaji..:) Love the bread and french toast too!

Hugs,
Siri

My comfort food network said...

Your bread looks really good. It looks light and fluffy. I also like your super bowl platter. The game was good too.

Dalicia said...

Hi Asha, U sure ur exhausted!!! :) You're making all these wonderful food. Delicious tray..And I didn't watch the superbowl

mom2am said...

ooooooooooo that bread looks yummy.I tried baking bread once and the crust was kind of hard. Must try this recipe.The texture is lovely!

Purnima said...

Heartiest COngrats for your 150x???(dishes) = approx 700 posts! Each post unique, giving some insight or increasing knowledge! Loved the loaf..learnt abt new cheese Asiago! May try it soon..moz chalega? N yes..those loaves look like pygmies in your Humongous oven!:D

Asha said...

Hahaha! Purni, they do look tiny in there!
Mozarella is a bit wet chesse which makes the bread dense but any dry grateable cheese like Parmesan or Romano will do instead of Asiago.
Thanks, I didn't know 150th post until 2 days ago added it. LOL @ about 700 dishes in 150 posts. True!;D
(I am trying to cut down like this post but RCI Thalis will make ithard!)

Vaishali said...

Those loaves look just gorgeous, Asha. Love all those flavors in them.

Soma said...

That bread looks awesome. Great flavors going in there. I haven't baked a bread for quite some. That French toast looks gorgeous too.

U made all that food for super bowl!!!

Soma said...

Came back to tell that i want that wooden carved plate where kept the bread:-)where did u get that?

Asha said...

Thanks Soma! :)

That chipped wooden bowl? Oh, it's has been with me for so long, I don't even know where I bought it! :D

Usually, you get those kind of little knickknacks in TJ Maxx or Bed, Bath and Beyond too. I shop everywhere! :)

Linda said...

Hi Asha -- glad you enjoyed such savory snacking on Superbowl Sunday! ;)

That bread, and especially french toast looks fantastic. I might try with romano cheese I just got, and maybe greek olive oil... oh yum! It was warm today but cold weather is still here, so time to get out the yeast again. Thanks for the inspiration!

So Simple said...

Hi Asha
Thta bread looks fantastic. I love the fact you ate all of that food the 4 of you. It is the sort of thing we would do.
I make a chilli cheese bread and it makes good breadcrumbs but haven't done french toast with it what a brilliant idea.

Poonam said...

Indeed a Super bowl!!! will try the lovely loaf soon

Linda said...

oh, my goodness Asha, forgot to add -- Congrats on 150 posts!! Now if you count up all the dishes *in* those 150, I bet you'd be in the millions!! ;)

Asha said...

Linda, Greek olive oil and Romano is perfect for this bread, do try! :)

Gilli, the SB platter was too much for us although I chose 2 of each snack per person but my son is 14yr old teenager and he ate all the leftovers! :D

Poonam, do try and let me know! :)

Yasmeen said...

I'm waiting for my boys to grow up to develop interest in watching such games,as of now the naughty pair only loves playing tantrums.The game time spread looks very fulfilling:)

SriLekha said...

wow! looks yummy n delicious!
Microwave oven series is going on!
join with us in the EFM-Microwave Oven Series!

Asha said...

HeHe! Thanks Linda. I don't dare count the dishes I have posted!! Just the posts because it shows up on the draft! ;D

Enjoy the boys' tantrums and everything Yasmeen, that age is the best although we get exhausted! :D

SriLekha, I have already sent you MW Brownies for your event in the mail, hope you got it! :)

starry nights said...

WOW! what a spread.I just want to reach over and help myself to a slice of the savory bread.looks delicious.

veggie belly said...

I love garlic, chili and cheese in anything! This recipe sounds great!

Paru ... said...

Asha, all I need now after a 4hr long meeting at work is that toast :), Garlic and pepper wow, what a combination. That bread looks ultimate..

Superchef said...

wow!! the platter just looks totally out of the world! n thanks for trying out my dal recipe and glad you liked it :)

UjjU said...

Thanks Asha!! Its so lovely to get comments from you again. I've been out of the blogging world, for the reason you would've read on the post. We enjoyed the pakoras yesterday. Eevathu naanu Aamrasa maadthayidhini, poori jothe. Aamele post maadthini. :)

Asha said...

Hi Ujju, naanu tumba tingalaadamele blog matte shuru madide. Ivattu ella bloggalanna visit maadona anta bande! Amrasa sounds good, post it! :))

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh my gosh, what a breath taking picture! Savory Toast made me drool. Asha, you are really puting lot of effort in creating each one of your recipe. Wish I had your energy...

Asha said...

Thanks Malar, I do my best! :)

Sreelu said...

Asha,
I was super exicted that steelers won,had a bet for lunch. loaf looks delish makes me want to try the recipe

UjjU said...

thanks Asha! I found that entire list on your blog. Will see if I can sent the entry. My aamrasa looks more yellow than orange. But nyway, thanks. :)

Asha said...

Thanks Sreelu and Ujju. Sometimes it's hard to photograph the natural colors, did my best for Orange! ;D