Priya's Versatile Recipes

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pane Siciliano - A Sicilian Sesame seeded Semolina Bread

Needless to say am a foodie, everytime i join a group or a baking challenge i will immediately make the challenge without any delay. This is the first time i delayed baking this Pane Siciliano due to some personnel stuffs. However this Pane siliciano needs atleast two days as you need to make Cresciuta aka the famous Biga.What is unusual about this bread is that it is baked with semolina ( what we know in India as rava/ sooji). In Sicily (and Italy), the semolina they use for this bread is a specific grind of durum wheat called “semola di grano duro rimacinato” or just “rimacinato”, which translates as 'ground again'. This refers to semolina which is ground once more to break the coarser grain into finer flour.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Guernsey Gâche

Guernsey is an island which in the English channel, of to the coast of Normandy region of France.The capital of Guernsey is St Peter Port and its official language is English.Gâche is a local dish of Guernsey and its a traditional bread made with raisins, sultanas, mixed peel. Actually Gâche means cake in Guernésiais.However this fruit loaded gâche tastes more like a cake than the bread. This gâche is often served as a traditional part of afternoon tea in the island. Served often toasted with local butter, this fruit loaf makes an excellent evening tea time snacks.

Eggless Guernsey Gâche

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Eggless Parker House Rolls

As per wiki, a Parker House roll is a bread roll made by flattening the center of a ball of dough with a rolling pin so that it becomes an oval shape and then folding the oval in half. They are generally quite buttery, soft, and slightly sweet with a crispy shell.They were invented at the Parker House Hotel in Boston, during the 1870s,and are still served there. They are often sold frozen for quick baking by bakeries such as Sister Schubert's. Fannie Farmer gives a recipe for them in her 1896 Boston Cooking-School Cook Book.The story of their creation has several variations, but they all involve an angry pastry cook throwing unfinished rolls into the oven, which resulted in their dented appearance. The recipe for Parker House Rolls first started appearing in cookbooks in the 1880s.

Parker House Rolls

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Vegan Ramadan Pita/Turkish Ramadan Pita

Ramadan festival is so special to Muslims all over the world, this festival helps to bring together family and friends. During this occasion , the food that the Muslims eat will be light, nutritious as their meals have loads of fresh fruits , vegetables and halal meats. Many types of food can be prepared specially for this festival. The Ramadan Pita Bread is one such food which is quite famous in all Muslim houses during this special holy season in Turkey.Ramadan pita is a special kind of  flat bread that can be found in pastry stores only during Ramadan month. It can be baked with or without egg. However this bread is easy to make and tastes so delicious. This traditional Turkish bread is widely popular all around Turkey.

Ramadan Turkish Pita Bread