Nov 262014
 
Morsels of Life - Pesto Swirl Bread

With our recent basil harvest (over a pound of just leaves!), I'd made quite a bit of pesto. After seeing and hearing about various pesto pull apart breads, I thought I'd make some pesto bread too. However, I wanted something I could eat relatively neatly on the go. I thought about the swirl biscuits. Why not make a pesto swirl bread? And thus, a recipe was born! You just take a basic bread recipe, and instead of forming it into a loaf, you roll it out and spread pesto on the inside. I used about 3/8 cup per loaf. Then, simply roll up the dough and place it in a loaf pan, seam side down, for the final rise. 45 minutes at 350F, and you'll surely smell the wondrous scent of pesto wafting through the air.

What's your favorite way to use pesto?


Morsels of Life - Pesto Swirl Bread


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A savory pesto swirl bread with loads of flavor.

Prep time: 15 minutes + rising time
Cook time: 45 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes + rising time
Yield: 1 loaves

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
106 grams 1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons yeast
480 grams 4 cups flour I used half whole wheat and half white.
1 egg
1.25 cups milk
1 cup pesto

Methods:

Morsels of Life - Pesto Swirl Bread Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Pesto Swirl Bread Step 2 - Sprinkle yeast over milk. 2. Sprinkle yeast over milk.
Morsels of Life - Pesto Swirl Bread Step 3 - Combine all materials except pesto, and mix until dough formed. 3. Combine all materials except pesto, and mix until dough formed.
Morsels of Life - Pesto Swirl Bread Step 4 - Allow dough to rise until doubled in volume. 4. Allow dough to rise until doubled in volume.
Morsels of Life - Pesto Swirl Bread Step 5 - Gently roll out dough, and spread pesto on top, making sure to leave a small margin around the borders. 5. Gently roll out dough, and spread pesto on top, making sure to leave a small margin around the borders.
Morsels of Life - Pesto Swirl Bread Step 6 - Roll up dough, and seal seam. Place seam side down, and bake at 350F for 45 minutes. 6. Roll up dough, and seal seam. Place seam side down, and bake at 350F for 45 minutes.

Morsels of Life - Pesto Swirl Bread

Nov 252014
 
Morsels of Life - Chicken Tostadas

I've made various sorts of quesadillas over the years. One thing about quesadillas is they can get a bit soggy over time. I also saw tostadas for sale recently, so I thought about using those instead of regular tortillas. (Of course, I had to make my own. :P You can make them the same way as tortilla chips, just don't cut them beforehand.) I stayed pretty basic with these - just a bit of chicken, salsa, avocado, and of course, cheese. Give them a try and see what you think!

Do you prefer the crunchy open faced tostada or a soft quesadilla?


Morsels of Life - Chicken Tostadas


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Try these chicken tostadas - avocado and salsa on top of a crispy, crunchy tostada layered with cheesy goodness.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
8 tostadas
4 ounces cheese, sliced or shredded
221 grams 2 cups chicken, shredded
285 grams 1 cup pico de gallo
1 avocado, sliced

Methods:

Morsels of Life - Chicken Tostadas Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Chicken Tostadas Step 2 - Layer cheese, tomatoes, and chicken on a tostada. Heat until cheese melted. Place another tostada on top and garnish with additional tomatoes and avocado. 2. Layer cheese, tomatoes, and chicken on a tostada. Heat until cheese melted. Place another tostada on top and garnish with additional tomatoes and avocado.

Morsels of Life - Chicken Tostadas

Nov 242014
 

Welcome to Inspire Me Monday! It's such a pleasure to have you join us. :)

Starting off with what I've been up to this week:


General Tso's Meatballs
Sweetly spicy and slightly tangy, you've got to try this General Tso's in meatball form!

Five Friday Finds
Party open until midnight Wednesday - stop by and share some recipes. :)

Now, let's get this party started! Hope you enjoy these posts, and don't forget to link up your posts below, and then link back here. (Images come from the posts.)


Let's start with the most viewed!


11 Tips for Christmas Presents on a Budget
See some tips for Christmas on a budget!

And a few of my favorites!


Cranberry BBQ Sauce
I'm liking this twist on the usual cranberry sauce. It'd make a great condiment for turkey sandwiches too. :)

Easy Exotic Chicken
This simple chicken recipe just sounds so full of yummy flavor!

Be sure to stop by each host to check out their personal favorites! Link up your posts below, and then link back here. :)

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