Monday, September 22, 2008

Italian cheese bread


Sorry for the long delay in posting. Right after I posted my previous entry, I came down with a nasty cold and cough. Perhaps it was the sudden drop in temperature in our area and obviously a flu season too. Everyone in our family took turns to share their cold with each other. I was glued to the tissues for quite a few days and then passed it on to my daughter as well. Its been an exhausting two weeks. Apologies for not visiting all of your blogs, I'm sure I missed some great recipes. Hoping to catchup slowly in the next few days.

With no energy left, the last thing I wanted to do was cooking, so nothing to post as well. We've been pretty much managing with some simple home-made food and by doing take-outs. Finally, since last weekend I am slowly into my normal routine. This is a quick snack that I made last weekend. Its my daughter's favorite and she loves the cheese in it. I learnt this recipe from an Italian cookbook and I've heard a lot of good comments about this dish whenever I make it for a potluck party as an appetizer. It uses authentic and simple italian ingredients, and doesn't require any visit to a speciality store. I make it often as a tea-time snack for the weekends especially when we are in that "munching" mood.

This entry goes for Meeta's La Cuciana Italiana event , Hima's Sunday Snack Event, Sangeeth's Eat Healthy-Calcium Rich Event as well as EC's WYF - Salad/Starter/Soup event.

Ingredients:

  • Bread loaf - 1 (I use the italian herbs loaf that also has some poppy seeds on it)
  • Butter - 2 tsp
  • Italian herb seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Mozarella cheese (shredded) - 1 cup
  • Salt and pepper - as required
  • Garlic - 3 large cloves minced
  • Crushed red pepper - 1 tsp (Optional)
Procedure:

  • Microwave the butter and minced garlic for a min.
  • Cut the bread loaf into 1 inch slices.
  • On each slice, first apply the garlic/butter mixture, then sprinkle some salt and pepper above.
  • Then spread the shredded cheese and finally garnish with the italian herb seasoning. Bake the slices for 5-10 mins in a 350 degrees temp or until you see the top portion turned golden brown.
  • Serve hot after sprinkling with some crushed red peppers (optional).

37 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey your bread looks yumm! btw.. i really like all your dishes and the pics.

DEESHA said...

bread looks really yummy

myspicykitchen said...

quick & easy recipe and it is one of my favorites.. :)

Sireesha said...

Bread looks very very tasty and tempting....

Laavanya said...

That looks amazing and must've been so comforting with a bowl of soup.

Happy cook said...

Wow cheesey and delicious.
I love them

Suma Rajesh said...

hope ur ok now dear...get well soon..ur cheese bread is tempting me to have one piece for our breakfast now....i love italian food...so no doubt i would luv this 4 sure...a small treat waiting for u on my blog..please collect it :)

Divya said...

That was quick and simple. With all that cheesy goodness.

Sangeeth said...

A very easy and tasty bread.Thanks for sharing:)

Meeta said...

a wonderful way to enjoy a simple pleasures.

raaji said...

bread looks real mouthwatering....

Cham said...

Fall always welcome sold and cough, hope you re feeling better :)
That is perfect cheesey slice!

Vanamala said...

Looks so soft..nice

Usha said...

Glad you are doing better now...this looks like it will be perfect with some hot soup...

karuna said...
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karuna said...

nice garlic bread recipe and a nice pic too.
hope ure cold is doing better now

Rachel said...

Hope you are better now..Healing Wishes come your way..

the bread sounds easy but yields a very delicious result!!!

Illatharasi said...

Nice one... looks absolutely yum:)

SriLekha said...

wow! yummy bread! it looks tempting!

easycrafts said...

So simple, yet so cheesy and inviting...thanks for participating

Madhavi said...

Oh mouth-drooling entry, love your cheese bread!!!

Sujatha said...

Thanks again to each one of you for your comments and encouragement..

And special thanks for inquiring my health and the wishes.. I'm doing much better now and back into normal routine :)

Ramya Bala said...

hey sujatha..
how is ur health?
sry,I dont know where my cfirst comment went..Ur bread looks so delicious..n easy too...tc

Uma said...

ooh, looks so mouth-watering. take care.

Sujatha said...

Thanks so much for asking, dear Ramya! I'm feeling great and back to normal.. :)

Shreya said...

hi Sujatha, the bread looks delicious. I haven't yet baked, and I don't own a microwave too. So this will have to wait:-(

Dershana said...

A quick and easy perk me up dish! lovely picture.hey sujatha, how does one add bigger sized pictures on blogger?

am adding you to my blog roll

Shreya said...

hi sujatha, i have a something waiting for you to pick up at my blog..please visit..

Hima said...

That bread is looking awesome. Thanks for wonderful entry. See you at the round up.

Sujatha said...

Hi Dershana, Thanks for your sweet words. I write my own html code to post larger pics.. But if you google, you may find lots of techniques to post big pics.. I saw this one:
http://www.ourblogtemplates.com/2008/05/how-to-post-large-photos-in-blogger.html

Hope you find it useful :)

Nidhi said...

Cheese Garlic Bread are my fav.
I really look fwd to the recipes which do not call for many ingredients or preparation time.

looking very authentic. Beautiful click!

Pallavi said...

Hope you are all better now..
this looks yummy..

Dershana said...

Thank you for the info, Sujatha :-)

Yasmeen said...

Good to you back cooking and blogging.
Italic garlic bread is one of favorite snack idea:)

Hima said...

Sorry sujatha, I somehow missed it. I added your entry now.

n33ma said...

That looks just great.

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