Parmesan Garlic Bread Croutons

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These croutons goes well with soup .The croutons can also be use as apart of appetizers like  Crostini or Bruschetta .Great for the holidays ,you can also use many shapes like stars,letters,moons, the sky is the limit.I hope you have making these croutons. I did…”LOL”

 

Ingredients:

3 pieces of whole or white bead

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2  tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp dried or fresh parsley

1 tsp grated parmesan cheese

small oval cookie cutter

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Directions:

1. Preheat oven at 325 degrees.

2. Put the bread on a plate and using the oval cookie cutter  press down to make the oval shapes.On a lined foiled sheet pan,put the bread  in the oven .Bake for 4-7 minutes on one side .Repeat for the other side. When done take out and let cool.

3. In  a small bowl mix together the olive oil,garlic powder,  salt,parsley flakes,parmesan cheese.

4.Spread mixture on the croutons and return back to the oven for 2-4 minutes

5. Croutons will yield 6 croutons.

Simply Lemon Basil Pesto

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It’s been along time since I had pesto.I love making pesto from scratch instead from a container it has a fresh taste and its healthier.This is a versatile Italian sauce you can eat with fish, chicken,pasta and so much more.It is very garlicky and lemony yummy.It’s made with toasted pine nuts,basil,parmesan cheese,garlic,lemon zest and lemon juice.I tasted it my my it was good and I think you’d like it cause its the best I have ever made. I hope you enjoy it.

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Ingredients:

2 cups fresh basil

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

3 garlic cloves

1/2  cup olive oil

1-1/2 tbsps lemon juice

2 tsps lemon zest

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup  grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

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1. In a food processor or blend place all of the ingredients inside and pulse until smooth.

2. Transfer to a bowl or jar and refrigerate until ready to serve.

3.Enjoy!!!

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Garlic Parmesan Herb Fauxcaccia..

Today’s post is my version of Focaccia .The first time I made Focaccia I was in cooking school but before that I had a huge love for this bread .This is not a traditional Focaccia.This version of Focaccia is made with self-rising flour ,greek yogurt and buttermilk.The buttermilk and yogurt gives the bread a bit of tang and  I think they work well together with baking powder to help the  focaccia rise a little because of the acid that  is in the yogurt.The Focaccia is a bit chewier than your regular Focaccia. The herbs on top of the bread is Italian seasoning,Basil,Thyme,Rosemary .This bread is easy to make and takes about 1 hour to make .Its can be topped with anything you want the sky is the limit .Serve this with pasta .I hope you like it .Please leave a comment telling me what you think.Thanks I would greatly appreciate it.

Ingredients:

For the dough

2 cups self-rising flour

1 cup Greek yogurt

2 tbsps butter milk

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

Pinch of salt -For The top of Fauxcaccia

1 tsp Parmesan cheese

1/ 4 tsp Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp dried minced garlic

1 tbsp olive oil-for pan

1 tbsp olive for-top of Fauxcaccia

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2.In a bowl of a stand mixer put flour,yogurt,buttermilk and oil in it.

3.With the dough hook mix ingredients  together at medium speed until a  dough ball forms.

4.Place dough in a separate bowl and cover the top with Saran wrap .Let rest dough for 10-15 minutes.

5.While dough is resting rub oil in round or any shape pan (My pan was 10 inch x 2 inch) pan.

6.Place the dough in the oiled cake pan and press dough evenly in pan until dough touches the sides.

7.Take your fingers and press little dimples in the dough.

8.Rub olive oil all over the dough until fully covered.

9.Sprinkle  salt,herbs,Garlic,Parmesan cheese.

10. Place into and bake for 20-25 or until golden brown.

You can serve this with pasta and salad.