Roti is a popular flatbread in the regions of South America that have Indian influences in their cuisine, such as Guyana. Roti is an Indian flatbread — it is a simple dough that is rolled out into a circle and cooked on a hot griddle
- 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour (or 2 cups self-rising flour plus 1/2 cup whole wheat flour)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (plus 1 teaspoon and some for pan)
- 1 cup warm water
- Place flour(s) in a bowl. Mix in the 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
- Add the water slowly, stirring as you go, until the dough starts to come together. Keep stirring, adding a little more water if the dough is dry, until the dough forms a ball.
- Turn the dough out onto the counter and knead, adding a little flour if the dough is too sticky. The dough should be soft, but not sticky enough to adhere to your hands or the counter.
- Let dough rest for 10 minutes, covered with a damp cloth.
- Roll out the dough into a large circle, about 1/4-inch thick. Spread about 1 teaspoon vegetable oil over the surface of the dough. Roll the dough up into a long roll.
- Cut the dough into 8 to 10 pieces. Roll each piece out flat into a 6-inch circle. Let circles rest, covered with damp cloth, for 5 minutes.
- Heat a flat heavy griddle or skillet (a cast iron skillet or crepe pan works well) over low to medium heat.
- Roll the first circle of dough out as thin as possible (to about an 8- to 9-inch circle).
- Add about 1 teaspoon oil to the skillet. Place dough in hot skillet. Cook until bread puffs up and turns light brown on the skillet side, 1 to 2 minutes. Slide bread to the side of the pan with your fingers, and quickly flip to brown the other side, cooking for about 1 to 2 minutes more.
- Remove from heat and place roti in a colander to cool. Cover roti with a damp towel while you cook the rest. Add more oil to the skillet as needed.
- Brush roti with melted butter before serving, if desired. Roti can be reheated just like tortillas: in a low oven, wrapped in foil, or in the microwave covered with a damp cloth.
At New York City’s Gorilla Cheese truck, their cheesy sandwiches stretch almost as long as the line-ups and customers go ape for their Triple Cream Brie and Smoked Gouda sandwiches.
- 2 slices white French bread (thick slices)
- 2 1/4″ slices of triple crème Brie
- 4 slices prosciutto (thin slices)
- 1 Tbsp strawberry preserve (generous Tbsp)
- Lay the sliced brie on both sides of sliced white French loaf, then spread a layer strawberry preserves and add thinly sliced Prosciutto.
- Brush with butter and cook in a Panini press for 3 minutes or until golden brown.
- 3/4 cup (175 mL) cold butter, divided
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil
- 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
- 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar
- approx. 1 1/4 cup (300 mL) milk
- 2 tsp (10 mL) vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat grill to 400°F (200°C). Melt 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter; mix with garlic, basil, oregano and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt. Set aside.
- In large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and remaining 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt. Cube remaining 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter; cut into flour mixture with pastry-blender or rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stirring with fork, gradually add just enough milk to moisten mixture (do not overwork). Gently shape 1 tbsp (15 mL) amounts of dough into balls, using up all the dough.
- Brush oil in bottom of 10-in. (25-cm) cast-iron skillet. Arrange half the dough balls in single layer in skillet. Brush with reserved butter mixture. Arrange remaining balls in second layer over top; brush with remaining butter mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
- Place on grill over indirect heat. Close barbecue lid; cook 20 min. or until surface of bannock is firm and edges are golden. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Tip: Make this in 375F (190C) oven by covering skillet with foil and baking 15 min., then uncovering to bake an additional 20 min.
- 1 16 ounce loaf frozen whole wheat bread dough, thawed
- 1 cup sliced zucchini, halved, and/or green or red sweet pepper pieces
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 8 eggs
- 1/2cup milk
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- 1 1/2cups shredded cheddar and/or mozzarella cheese (6 ounces)
- 2 slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled
- Bottled salsa (optional)
- Grease a 13-inch pizza pan; set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll bread dough into a 14-inch circle. If dough is difficult to roll out, stop and let it rest for a few minutes. Transfer dough to prepared pan. Build up edges slightly. Prick dough generously with a fork. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook zucchini, mushrooms, and, if desired, crushed red pepper in hot oil about 5 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender. Remove vegetable mixture and drain.
- In a medium bowl beat together eggs and milk. In the same skillet melt butter over medium heat; pour in egg mixture. Cook, without stirring, until mixture begins to set on the bottom and around edge. Using a large spatula, lift and fold partially cooked eggs so the uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until egg mixture is cooked through but still glossy and moist. Remove from heat.
- Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese over the hot crust. Top with scrambled eggs, vegetable mixture, bacon, and remaining cheese. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes more or until cheese melts. If desired, serve with salsa.
SAUSAGE-MUSHROOM BREAKFAST PIZZA:
Prepare as directed, except omit the zucchini or sweet pepper, crushed red pepper, oil, and bacon. After preparing crust, in a large skillet cook 8 ounces bulk pork sausage or Italian sausage and the sliced mushrooms until meat is brown; remove from skillet and drain off fat. Continue as directed in Steps 3 and 4, substituting the sausage-mushroom mixture for the vegetable mixture and bacon.
Per slice: 330 cal., 19 g total fat (8 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat), 207 mg chol., 571 mg sodium, 23 g carbo., 2 g fiber, 19 g pro.
Exchanges: 1.5 Starch, 2 Lean Meat, 2.5 Fat
EASY BREAKFAST PIZZA:
Prepare as directed, except omit the bread dough and Step 1. Substitute one 12-inch Italian bread shell and continue as directed, baking according to the bread shell package. Or substitute one 13.8-ounce package refrigerated pizza dough, baking as directed on the pizza dough package. Follow Steps 24 and complete baking according to package directions.
This bread machine recipe is probably different than the one that came with your machine but it will be better.
- 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 (.25 ounce) package bread machine yeast
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Place the water, sugar and yeast in the pan of the bread machine. Let the yeast dissolve and foam for 10 minutes. Add the oil, flour and salt to the yeast. Select Basic or White Bread setting, and press Start.
I am a big fan of Brushetta, it makes a great appetizer any time of the year and is so easy to make. They key is bakery fresh bread and ingredients.
- 1 baguette, sliced
- 1 (8-ounce) ball fresh mozzarella
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1 handful fresh basil, plus more for garnish
- Extra-virgin olive oil, for serving
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- On a high heat, toast the bread using a stovetop grill, then set aside on a cookie sheet pan.
- In a bowl, mix together the mozzarella and tomatoes, season very lightly with olive oil and salt and pepper. Stir well and top the bread with the mixture and place on the sheet pan.
- Cook in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and starts to crisp into a nice golden color, than place in a platter and allow to cool off for a few minutes before serving.
- Dress with a couple leaves freshly picked basil, a drizzle of extra-virgin oil, salt, and pepper.
A savory curry sauce over pasta of your choice. This recipe is great for camping, since the only thing that needed refrigeration is the frozen pasta, and if you choose to use dried pasta, it would be even more camping friendly. You may wish to double the sauce recipe and eat it with crusty bread to dip.
- 1 can vegetable broth, chicken broth or beef broth
- 1/2 cup butter, divided in half
- 2 tablespoons curry powder (or more)
- 1 package pasta (I used frozen ravioli)
- 1 can unsweetened coconut cream (milk)
- 1 baguette
- Start sauce first, as it needs to simmer to thicken.
- Pour the can of broth into a medium sized pot and start simmering it.
- Carefully add 1/2 stick of butter, cut into chunks. Stir until melted.
- Add the curry powder, whisking to make sure there are no lumps.
- Sample the sauce to see if the flavor suits you or if you need to add more curry powder.
- In a separate pot, start making the pasta according to the package directions. Drain when done and add the remaining butter, stirring to coat.
- When the sauce has simmered for 5 or 10 minutes, carefully add the coconut cream.
- Sample the sauce again to be sure the flavor is right for you.
- Continue simmering the sauce, whisking occasionally, until it reaches the thickness you desire, or until you cannot stand waiting any longer.
- Serve the sauce over the pasta with a side of crusty bread to dip.