Monday, August 23, 2010

Garlic Bread Exotica

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I am sure many people would be liking the garlic bread from pizza hut,this Garlic bread Exotica is always my favorite from Pizza hut.The fancy name Exotica is given to this because unlike the regular garlic bread this has some veggie toppings and lovely cheese over it .Garlic bread is traditionally prepared with french Baguette which has slightly crisp crust and softer inside but you can even prepare with regular bread. Last week I found these cute roundels in Mongini's,a popular bakery in Mumbai and I could not stop myself from buying them.The minute I saw them I know that I would not use them for sandwiches and will definitely enjoy making garlic bread with those cute roundels.This garlic bread is made according to my personal preference and almost replicates our favorite Pizza hut version.This is definitely a great appetizer for parties or it can be a good evening snack for kids and adults.This is even a ideal combination with soups,salad's and pasta's.

12-15 slices of Baguette or regular bread or roundels
1/2 cup colored bell peppers,chopped(I used only green colored one)

4 tbsp onions,chopped

3 tbsp tomato,seeded and chopped

3 tbsp fresh/frozen corn kernels
1 baby corn,sliced into rounds(optional)
2 green chili's,finely chopped(for Indian touch,optional if making for kids)
5-6 tbsp grated mozzarella cheese(I used a mix of mozzarella and cheddar)

1 tsp red chili flakes or coarsely ground pepper

salt to taste

for Garlic spread:
3 tbsp butter,at room temperature
6-8 garlic pods,very finely chopped

1/2 tsp mixed Italian herbs
1 tsp chopped fresh basil(optional)

  • Mix butter with the finely chopped or minced garlic pods,Italian herbs and chopped fresh basil and keep it aside.
  • If you are using baguette cut it into thick 1" size slices diagonally and if you are using regular bread you can cut into rounds by using a big cookie cutter or just cut the edges and keep them as they are or cut into triangles.
  • Mix all the chopped vegetables peppers,tomato,corn,onions and green chillies in a bowl and keep it aside.
  • Take each roundel or triangle of bread and apply garlic spread and put one 2 tsp of mixed vegetables over it and sprinkle salt and red chilli flakes and top it with 2tsp of cheese(add according to your choice).
  • Arrange a baking sheet or aluminum foil over the baking tray and place all the bread and put it in pre heated oven at 160 degrees and broil it for 2-3 mins until the edges of bread are slight crisp and the cheese starts melting.
Remove it and sprinkle some more pepper flakes and serve them hot with tomato ketchup. I had mine for breakfast with some fresh mixed vegeatble salad.

I am sending this entry to Pari's 'ONLY'-Kids Delight event as this is ideal snack for kids


and this also goes to Sharmi's first event 'Lets Munch:Light Tea Snacks'.I wish her all the best for the first event.

Puliyogare/Tamarind Rice/ Puli sadham


Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Prathibha

Garlic Bread Exotica looks awesome. I promise you that by following your recipe I would prepare this recipe in the coming weekend.

Hamaree Rasoi

Suja Sugathan said...

My favorite too..looks delicious, tempting clicks

Usha said...

Looks delicious, loved the idea of adding some veggies to garlic bread!

aipi said...

Garlic bread exotica looks DELICIOUS..crispy n cheesy..yummy yum!!

Nandini said...

Yum! It's mouth-watering! I'd love to grab a piece!

Satrupa said...

Exotic Indeed !! Lovely Clicks too ....

Cheers n Happy Cooking,

Satya said...

ur garlic bread exotica looks so delicious ,crispy ,chessy n tempting ..


Krishnaveni said...

beautiful dish, yummy

Suman Singh said...

love this chessy and delicious garlic bread..looks yumm

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, that looks delicious and wow, so tempting :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks just like the pizza hut one prathibha...very delicious and as always beautiful clicks too

Aparna S Mallya said...

Looks yummy! I make something similar. Been a long time since I made it. thanks fr reminding!

sonu said...

this is indeed a kid frendly dish..looks quite attractive and yum !thanx dear for your quick comment ..ur comments r highly appreciated.

Padhu said...

Looks awesome!!I am drooling here looking at the lovely pictures

Sunshinemom said...

Tasty looking colourful delicacies! I too made ciabatta bread yesterday and we had garlic breads last night:).

Priya said...

Very tempting garlic bread, am drooling rite now here dear..

Khaugiri said...

yumm yumm just yummmmmmmmmm...can u pass it to me?

Leena said...

Thanks for visiting my blog..Even I prepare this at home often with ciabatta .Yours looks so colourful and yummy..and very appetising

Sadhana said...

Looks delicious....yummy!!!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lovely ..yummy

sm said...

very very tasty
i love it

Gulmohar said...

Sure kids as well as the grown ups would fall in love with them :-)

Babli said...

Wish you a Happy Rakshabandhan.
Garlic bread looks so delicious that I am drooling seeing it. Feel like having it now.

♥Aps♥ said...

I thought u made the bread also urself....
But yeh it luks really exotic....nd yum

BangaloreBaker said...

Garlic bread looks awesome.
To answer your question on the sourdough starter - The link I have given is for the recipe without using sourdough starter. Hope that helps.

veena krishnakumar said...

truly exotic

Dr.Sameena Prathap

Hi Prathiba,

great recipe!!!Keep going!!

Do visit my blog when you find time!!!

Dr.Sameena Prathap

Hi Prathiba,

great recipe!!!Keep going!!

Do visit my blog when you find time!!!

Vandana Rajesh said...

The garlic bread exotica looks so good. Garlic bread is a favorite of ours at pizza hut...however, have tried making it with cheese only ...have to try this one.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Like this exotic garlic bread very much. Beautiful presentation.

PJ said...

Looks Gorgeous!So simple to make and yet very exotic :)

mommyscuisine said...

Beautiful clicks! Delicious garlic bread. Can I have some??? pleeeeeeeeeeease.

Namratha said...

Just the name has me drooling here! Perfect snack for anytime of day..

notyet100 said...

perfect for kids...looks delicious,..

Simran said...

I'd take yours over the Pizza Hut version any day!

ina said...

Ur all recipes are great.. Nd dis one is just yymmmmmmmy

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