29 September 2006

WBB# 5 round-up and announcement for WBB#6

Patterns on the sand

Finally, I've managed to push myself hard enough to post the round-up of WBB#5 and reveal the new rules for the Weekend Breakfast Blogging game.

WBB turns monthly instead of fortnightly. Three main reasons -
  • Fortnighly was too confusing for most. Which fortnight?
  • Gives me more time with the round-ups
  • Now on, WBB will be based on themes- making it once a month, gives you more time to think of innovative stuff which others will learn from. This is mainly an idea-sharing platform. While we all have our favourites, events are a good learning experience. If you racked your brains to find out the best way to bake with whole wheat flour, then others can save time by just following your method. Get my point?

The theme for WBB# 6 is : A twist in the plate

Take any popular recipe either from a recipe book, internet recipe resource or a fellow blogger's recipe and do your own twist on it. By twist, I mean a real good one. Not like substituting baking soda for baking powder or green chillis with red chillis. I don't know if this is very good an example, but take it for starters: Podi Idli with Mushrooms and Onions

I still don't have anything in mind too. But I believe it should be fun. Your twist should have made quite a difference to the original. Common my cook sisters and brothers, put on your hats and think out of it!

You have all the freedom to steam, saute, fry or bake - so the options are pretty much endless.

The regular details:

  • Do write a line or so about the original recipe in your post.
  • Send in your entries to me at saffrontrail@gmail.com by 29th of October (Sunday) which gives over a month's time.
  • Your mail must have the URL of your blog and the permalink of the recipe.

WBB# 5 Round-Up

Off the skillet


Banana pancakesCauli parathas

aapam currydidir dosai


Banana Pancakes - Laura, Laura Rebecca's Kitchen

A quick run through the ingredients tells me I have them all at home. With me spending this weekend, home alone and probably a gal pal for company, I don't think there much coming in the way between me and these pancakes.

Cauliflower Paratha - Sushma, Recipe Source

Sushma gives step by step instructions to make cauliflower stuffed bread. Instead of eating the rotis with cauliflower subzi, this would be a fun and practical way, especially on road journneys. Especially so, if you don't have eateries like 'Happy da dhaba' on the way!

Aapam with potato curry - Maheshwari, Beyond the Usual

Yeasty rice flour crepes with potatoes, they make them with toddy too...I'm gonna taste the latter when I go to Kerala..


Didir dosa - Vaishali, Happy Burp

She's been on a pantry emptying spree and how! If you've never made dosa before, this is the one for you. Just go for it!

Oven Fresh...

Banana nut muffinsBruschetta
carrot loaf
FrittataPumpkin raisin muffins

Banana Nut muffins - Priya, Akshayapaatram

The soft-toy lover baked muffins for the first time and can we hear her scream YAHOO? She crossed two bloggers' recipes and came up with this fantastic bunch of muffins

Bruschetta with egg mayonnaise - Pam , Posie's Place

Slices of fresh bread are smothered in olive oil and grilled in the oven. A simple topping like chopped boiled egg with light mayo makes it so homely and so appealing.

Banana nut muffins - Shaheen, Malabar Spice

Bananas flavoured with cinnamon and nutmeg, you can't go wrong there Steamed ( or cooked) to perfection

Golden goodness frittata - Ashwini, Food for thought

Cross veggies, eggs and herbs with an oven and what you get is this Golden goodness frittata. It's the 'phoren' version of our omlette. Did you know Parsis have their own thick omlette called Akoori?

Carrot Loaf - Krithika, Manpasand

Wholewheat flour and carrots aka- a healthy start to your day.

Pumpkin raisin muffins - Prema, My cookbook

Hearty muffins made with pumpkins. Meeta's FMR event with Pumpkins sent everyone scurrying after pumpkins well before Halloween :)

Steamed (cooked) to perfection

polenta idliskhaman dhoklaGhugni

stuffed idlisrava idlis


Polenta Idlis - Vaishali, Happy Burp

V gives us a double burp with dosas as well as idlis. WAIT! Don't start yawning at the mention of idlis! Bet you'd never have tried making idlis with cornmeal.

Instant Dhokla - Yours truly

Healthy yet very tasty, the power of gram flour revs up your engines for the day (Now don't you start thinking of something else! )

Ghugni - SP, Chatpat food

This recipe with a musical name has its origins in the East of India. Made with dried yellow peas, it comes across as a versatile dish.

Stuffed Idlis - Shilpa, Aayi's recipes

What do you get when you cross an idli with a masala dosa? Check Shilpa's recipe to find out. Potatoes are the friendiest of veggies, as in they get along well with anything else. I must try this one out soon!


Rava Idli - Jayashree, Veggie Delight

If you are tired of running after MTR Rava Idli packs in the grocery store, try this one from the scratch. Contrary to what we think it's quite a simple one.

From the waffle iron




Asha from Foodie's Hope sent in her Pumpkin waffles after I'd just posted the round up. Pumpkin and cinnamon in waffles does sound like a very aromatic combination. If you have a waffle iron, this one is a must try. For those who don't have a waffle iron (like yours truly), making pancakes with this batter sounds like a great idea!



(Too many problems with blogger while doing this round up taking me over 3 hours. Sorry if you see any problems in publishing.)

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW that was a nice round up..you categorised them PERFECTLY !!
hmm...just read abt the new rules....need to do some research on new recipes now...I guess I'll talk to my professor abt it and convert my MS to Cooking/blogging :D

Ashwini said...

So many new things to try over the weekend! Grear round up N...

Laura Rebecca said...

Great round-up, Nandita. Again, thank you so much for hosting! WBB is such a great idea.

Foodie's Hope said...

Nice round up, unfortunately I sent it to you today!!I forgot!!:(
Add it to this if you can or next time!! Sorry!!
I will think abt next month's twist!!:))
Thanks N!!

Chandrika said...

Nandita, this must have taken quite a bit of your time and effort..Kudos to your patience!
:-) The roundup is beautiful...I feel bad for not sending in any entries...I will try for the next one... And the next WBB is a good one...Hmm...I have started racking my brain for a twist!! :-)

Pavani said...

Great round up Nandita. I've already started to make my mind work double time to think abt the twist on breakfast itmes. No ideas yet.. but will probably by the end of the month.

Anonymous said...

Nice categorisation for the roundup. interesting idea for WBB. I have no idea how to create a twist.Hmm. you put us in quandary, Doctor.

paz said...

Monthly is a great idea!

Great lineup, as well! Thanks, for putting this together and thanks to all the participants!

Paz

Foodie's Hope said...

Thank you 3 times for putting up with my late entry and posting it anyway!!:)) Next time it will not happen, I promise!!

Nandita said...

Shaheen - COme on - You are a super cook, Im sure you'll come up with something.

Paz- Thanks!

Asha- Dint get the 'three times' joke, was it because i posted one three times??

Anita said...

I agree the 'theme' is a good idea...will make us think. And yes, monthly event is also good...the week goes by too fast to remember to post on breaka...Already, there are some twists...Vaishali's Polenta idlis! Look forward to new themes that you'll think up.

Yasmeen said...

Thank you for putting all the WBB recipes together

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