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Snacks

Pepperoni and Chicken Pizza

Ingredients

For the base

  1. All purpose flour – 2 cups
  2. Yeast – 2 tsp
  3. Sugar – 1 tsp
  4. Olive oil – 1 tbsp
  5. Salt as required
  6. Water – 3/4 cup

For the sauce

  1. Strained crushed tomato (Pomi brand) – 200 grams
  2. Garlic – 2 pods
  3. Olive oil – 1 tbsp
  4. Sugar – 1 tsp
  5. Oregano
  6. Dried basil
  7. A pinch of salt

For the topping

  1. Chicken – 300 grams
  2. Cayenne powder – 1 tsp
  3. Salt – 1 tsp
  4. Garlic powder – 1 tsp
  5. Pepper – 1/2 tsp
  6. Chilli flakes – 1/4 tsp
  7. Lemon – 1 tsp
  8. Yoghurt – 1 tsp
  9. Pepperoni – 200 grams
  10. Bell peppers – 1 small
  11. Mushroom – 5
  12. Corn – 1/4 cup
  13. Black olives – 1/4 cup
  14. Garlic butter – 2 tbsp
  15. Oregano
  16. Dried basil
  17. Mozzarella cheese

Method

For the base

  1. Mix yeast and sugar in lukewarm water to activate yeast
  2. In a big bowl add flour, olive oil and salt. Mix well. To this add the active yeast mixture.
  3. Knead well for 10 minutes
  4. Place the dough in a bowl greased with olive oil and cover it with cling wrap, and let it rise for at least 2 hours
  5. Once risen, knead again for 2 minutes and let it rise for an additional hour

For the sauce

  1. Heat a pan, add olive oil, crushed garlic, pomi tomato sauce, sugar, salt, basil and oregano
  2. Simmer for a few minutes and put aside to cool

For the topping

  1. Marinate the chicken with the cayenne powder, salt, garlic powder, pepper, chilli flakes, lemon and yoghurt for 30 minutes
  2. Once marinated, fry the chicken until golden
  3. Shred the chicken and put aside
  4. Sautee the sliced mushroom and at the end, add in the bell peppers and corn and put aside.

Putting it all together

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C
  2. Flatten the dough with your hands or using a rolling pin
  3. Brush the dough with melted garlic butter
  4. Spread the tomato sauce and cover the dough with it
  5. Add the pepperoni, chicken and veggies (in that order)
  6. Top it with basil, oregano, chilli flakes and a generous amount of cheese
  7. Drizzle some olive oil and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese starts to golden-brown
  8. Enjoy!
Categories
Snacks

Cheese garlic buns

Ingredients

  1. All purpose flour – 1 + 1/2 cup
  2. Instant Yeast – 1/2 tbsp
  3. Egg – 1
  4. Salt – 3/4 tsp
  5. Sugar – 1 tbsp
  6. Olive oil – 1 tbsp
  7. Warm Water – 1/4 cup (add if more is needed)
  8. Milk – 2 tbsp

For the garlic spread

  1. Garlic chopped very finely – 6 flakes
  2. Butter softened – 2 tbsp
  3. Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  4. Kiri cheese – 3

Method

  1. In a bowl mix the sifted flour, salt, sugar and yeast.
  2. To this add the egg, water and milk and mix well.
  3. Knead the dough with olive oil to smoothen it. ( add 1 or 2 tbsp of water if water is needed, the dough should be soft and smooth and not too stiff and dry)
  4. Once the dough is kneaded well, keep it covered with a damp towel or cling wrap and set it aside to raise for 1 hour.
  5. Once the dough is double in volume knead it again to make it smooth.
  6. Now divide the dough into 12 equal balls.
  7. Cut the kiri cheese into 4. Fill each ball with one piece.
  8. Arrange the balls in a lined baking tray.
  9. Make a small slit on top using a knife to fill the garlic spread(not very deep). Keep it aside in a warm place for 45 minutes to make the balls double in size.
  10. Meanwhile mix the butter, crushed garlic and coriander for the filling.
  11. Pre-heat the oven to 180° and fill the spread in the slit on the dough balls.
  12. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the garlic buns turn a golden brown color. Do not over cook, it’ll make the buns harder.
  13. Brush the buns with melted butter. Serve hot!
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Snacks

Classic chocolate chip cookies

A simple to make, yet delicious recipe that is the perfect snack loved by children and adults alike and should satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Also, as an added bonus, these cookies make the kitchen smell great.

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg (room temperature)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 + 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 + 1/2 cup chocolate chip
1 cup toasted walnuts
1 tbsp corn flour

Method

  1. Mix the butter, sugar and brown sugar in a bowl. Once its creamy, add the egg and vanilla essence and mix well. To this add the sifted flour, baking soda, corn flour and salt and combine until well blended. Finally add the chocolate chip and toasted walnuts.
  2. Once the cookie dough is set, separate and make small balls (about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough per ball). You should get about 24 small balls. Place these on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for an hour.
  3. Depending on your oven, you might have to bake these cookies in 2 batches. Preheat the oven to 170C and pop the cookies in the oven for 15-18 min until the sides turn slight brown. Then, remove the cookies and let it cool it.

Your cookies are now ready to enjoy! They go great with cold milk.

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Categories
Snacks

Pocket Shawarma

Ingredients

  1. Cabbage – 1cup(shredded)
  2. Carrot – 1 cup (shredded)
  3. Capsicum- 1/2cup(shredded)
  4. Green chilly – 2
  5. Potato – 1 (boiled)
  6. Garlic- 2 pods
  7. Olive oil – 2tbsp
  8. Butter – 50gm
  9. Chicken -1 cup (boil with salt and pepper)
  10. Pepper
  11.  Egg – 1
  12. Flour – 1n 1/2 cup
  13. Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  14. Yeast – 1 tsp

Method

Mayonnaise

Add the egg white in a mixer and blend well. To this, add the following items one by one and blend it well: Butter, potato, garlic, olive oil.

Filling

Shred the chicken and mix it with the cabbage, capsicum, carrot, green chilly and the prepared mayonnaise. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well.

Dough

  1. Mix the flour, salt, sugar and yeast.
  2. To this pour warm water and mix well.
  3. Let it rise.

Putting it all together

  1. Divide the dough into 4 equally shaped balls
  2. Flatten these 4 balls out evenly and cut out the desired shapes with a cookie cutter
  3. Take one of these cut shapes and fill the middle with a bit of filling. Then cover the filling with another piece of the cut shape.
  4. Press down the edges with a fork to seal the filling inside.
  5. Drop them in some hot oil for a quick fry (no need for it to turn golden brown).
Categories
Snacks

Home made cheddar crackers

Ingredients

1. 1/2 cup sharp cheddar shredded cheese
2. 1/2 cup flour
3. 2 tbspn butter(cut into cubes)
4. 1/2tspn salt
5. 2 tbspn cold water

Method

Cut out strips from a soft drink can as in the picture and stick it with a glue gun

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Mix everything in the food processor, except for the water.

Add the water in, a little at a time

Remove the dough from the processor, wrap it in plastic, and chill for 20-30 minutes

Roll out the dough and cut into small pieces using the fish-shaped frame. Add eyes and a smile if needed

Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350F for about 15-20 minutes or until crispy

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