Priya's Versatile Recipes

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Irish Soda Bread Farl

In Ireland, soda bread are usually eaten as an accompaniment for main course or else for breakfast, obviously Irish soda bread goes for two colors, brown and white and they are called cake and farl. When making farls, the soda bread dough is rolled out into a rough circle and cut all the way through and in crosswise, into four pieces or farls as "farl" is a generic term for any triangular piece of baking or 4 parts, and usually baked in a heavy frying pan or on a griddle, on top of the stove rather than in the oven. It's a flatter bread than cake, and moister after the baking's finished. Each farl is split in half "the wide way" before eating. Its best when eaten hot once gets cooked in the griddle, but sometimes its allowed to cool and then grilled or fried to have along with other dishes.

Irish Farl, Soda Bread Farl

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Kurukkan Pol Roti - Srilankan Coconut Roti

The most popular type of roti of Srilanka is Pol roti, this stove topped flat bread made either with wheat flour/maida or else Kurakkan flour which means finger millet flour or else a mixture of both flours and freshly scraped coconut. However onions, chopped green chillies can be added to this mixture before cooking. Obviously Pol roti can be prepared either as savoury ones or sweet ones. These are usually thicker and harder than other rotis exists. This healthy rotis can be usually eaten with any type of curries or else Srilankan side dishes like coconut sambol and lunu miris (a mixture of onion and maldives fish). Pol rotis are eaten for breakfast or else for dinner needless to say that these rotis are considered as main meal rather than a supplement.

Kurukkan Pol Roti, Srilankan Pol Roti

Monday, March 2, 2015

Bazlama - Turkish Bread

As per wiki, Bazlama is a popular flatbread made from wheat flour, water, table salt, and yeast. After mixing and two to three hours fermentation, the dough are divided, rounded, shaped to  desired thickness and cooked on a hot plate. During cooking, the bread is turned over to get cook the other side. After baking, it is generally consumed fresh. Shelf life of bazlama varies from several hours to a few days, depending on storage conditions. This is a Turkish flatbread which can be consumed with different side dishes.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cookies & Strawberries Trifle

Trifle is a layered dessert and you can make them easily with a layer of cake,followed by fruits and custard. But today's version is completely different one from the usual one, actually when my younger one asked me for a trifle i quickly whipped out this simple trifle with some chocolate cookies, chopped strawberries and whipped cream, trust me even i was surprised when i had this trifle as dessert after my lunch. A quick, simple and definitely an easy breezy dessert you can just prepare within few seconds if you have whipped cream at home, else just simply go for a custard sauce.I used strawberries, if you dont get or else if its not strawberry season just go with your favourite fruit.

Cookies and strawberries trifle,cookies strawberries trifle