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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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Egg Pinwheel Sandwich

Recipe No: 42
 I know this snack from one among the many snacks that we used to serve at my husbands house for church prayer gatherings. This is very easy to make, even in bulk and also it can be made way in advance. 
Ingredients                                                         Serves 6
  • Bread………………………………9 slices
To make the filling
  • Hard boiled eggs…………….3
  • Mayonnaise…………………..1/3 cup
  • Chopped Spring onion……3 Tablespoons
  • Chopped Onion………………2 Tablespoons
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Method of Preparation
  1. Grate the Eggs and mix together with Mayonnaise, chopped Onion, Spring Onions, Salt and Pepper. Taste the filling and adjust the salt and Pepper level. If you have a food processor then put all the ingredients for the filling in it and pulse a few times.
  2. Cut the crust off from all four sides of the bread. If your bread is not very fresh then microwave it for a few minutes. This will make them soft to roll.
  3. Place 3 slices of bread side by side with the ends just overlapping. Sprinkle a few drops of water on the bread only in the portion where it overlaps. Then press this portion with your fingertips. The  water and the pressing will make the bread stick to each other at the ends.
  4. Apply 1/3rd of the filling onto the bread and spread it, leaving a small portion at the ends. This will avoid spilling while rolling.
  5. Roll the bread into a log and wrap tightly with a plastic wrap and keep in the fridge till everything is set. I’ll keep this in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  6. Repeat the same process with the remaining bread slices.
  7.  After refrigeration, take off the plastic wrap and cut it into circles of at least ½ an inch in thickness. Serve cold as an appetizer or as a teatime snack.
Notes: This Sandwich can be made way in advance (2-3 days) and refrigerate. Slice it just before serving.
Using an electric knife will make perfect circles of Sandwich. Otherwise you can cut with the help of a serrated knife.  If in case, the shape goes off you can always manipulate it with your hands to make it into perfect circles.
This can be made with white or wheat breads or you can alternate the breads in one sandwich itself and get nice patters of white and brown layers.


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


Sushma Mallya said...

Delicious sandwiches asha,kids will surely love if v do it your way...looks yummm

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