Creating a blog was out of the question for a long time for me, as measuring everything in the kitchen was like biting into an eggshell. I enjoy cooking and don’t want to waste even a slightest bit of enjoyment in that small world of mine. But little did I know that everything will change, when my husband came home with the Oscar nominated film ‘Julie and Julia’( a real life story) where Julie Powell (part played by Amy Adams) challenged herself to make all the 524 recipes from Julia Child's cook book ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ and blogging all her experiences (The Julie/Julia Project). It was an inspiring movie. A few days later when we were discussing this casually with a friend of ours over tea…everything changed dramatically…..” How about you making at least half of it in one year? Not French but your own. 262 recipes that will inspire others and present it as a blog?” For a minute my mind traveled faster than light… With an experience as a helper in my mother in laws kitchen for 6 years followed by a three year everyday struggle to satisfy the palate of my foodie husband, if I cannot do it then why should I cook? But on the other side with an experience in English literature extending no more than expanding outline stories in English grammar class when I was 18 and two small kids that come in handy at times, will a commitment for the next one year work? Anyway my ‘cook's ego’ didn’t allow me to say no...

So my friends …here I am opening my recipe book, trying to perfect and present 262 recipes in the coming 365 days….A Challenge that will of course tastes good. Come.. Have a walk with me along my journey.. Cheering and inspiring….Forgiving and tolerating…Testing and tasting….for ‘A Tasty Challenge’

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Breakfast Bruschetta

Recipe No: 144
This is excellent for a lazy morning brunch, which can be prepared very fast; one of my shortcuts for a Breakfast when time is short on me.
Ingredients                                         Makes 16
  • Bread Slices…………………..…16 (I used ¾ cm thick French Baguette slices. The soft white Bread will also work, but as it is big it may not give so many pieces)
  • Melted Butter or Olive Oil… needed
  • Grated Cheese……………… needed (Optional)
For the topping
  • Oil…………………………………..2 Tablespoons
  • Onion chopped…………………1 Cup
  • Tomato chopped………………3/4 Cup
  • Beaten Egg………………..…….4 no
  • Pepper…………………….………1/2 Teaspoon
  • Salt as needed
Method of Preparation
To make the Filling
  1. Heat Oil in a pan on medium high heat and saute the Onion until transparent.
  2. Add the Tomato and continue sauteing for a minute. Don’t let the Tomato mash up.
  3. Mix in the beaten Egg, Salt and Pepper. Don’t let this mixture dry up; it should be a bit on the wet side.
  4. Off the heat and keep it aside till ready to be used.
To make the Bruschetta
  1. Switch on the Oven on a Broil mode (high) and set the Oven rack on the second level from the top.
  2. Brush the Bread slices with melted Butter/Oil and arrange on a baking tray in one layer.
  3. Put this on the second rack from the top in the Oven and broil for 2-3 minutes or till the edges of the Bread browns slightly. This time will vary depending on the freshness and softness of the Bread, so keep an eye on it.
  4. Take it out and turn it over and let the other side also crisp up.
  5. Take it out of the Oven and top it with the Egg mixture.
  6. Sprinkle Cheese on top of the Egg (if using) and keep it back in the oven for a minute or two till the Cheese melts and the sides of the Bread and top of the Egg starts to brown up slightly.
  7. Remove it from the Oven and serve hot.
  • If you are using soft white Bread, set the Oven rack on the third level from the top and toast it for some more time.
  • If your Bread starts to darken fast without becoming crispy, move it to a lower level in the Oven.
  • If you keep this dish  for long the Bread will become soggy. This will happen fast if you use soft bread.
  • This tastes the best when served hot.
  • Instead of brushing the Bread with Butter or Oil, you can simply use a cooking spray.

Make it, enjoy the deliciousness and 
serve it to your family with love…


sojo said...

I tried this out today.... it was yummy!!! Ive given my pic on my blog and gave ur link.... my pic is not doing any justice to the recipe and Iam getting a complex seeing ur pictures....

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