Bits and pieces from my son’s and his friends’ conversations that my ‘mom antenna’ had picked up.
- Friend:”I wind”
- Kiddo :”So I am get upping.”
- His friend :”Onoda”
- His Friend: “Chummada.”
- Kiddo : “Ugoda”
- Friend: “Whatdra? Thissa?”
- Kiddo: “Yessu”
Perplexed? Here is the translation.
- I wind ==> I winned==> I won!
- get upping==> getting up (At times, he says ’wake upping’!)
- Onoda ==> Oh no, da (da is a slang, kind of like yaar, dude)
- Yda ==> Why, da?
- Chummada ==> Chumma, da (Just like that, dude)
- Ugoda ==> You go, da
- Whatdra? Thissa? ==> What? This?
- Yessu ==> Yes
And yes, it takes a bit of training to get used to this. But once you get the grip of it, you’re golden!
Just like making these bread sticks. Once you get the hang of it, you’re golden.
This is my entry for Day 1 of Blogging Marathon 26. The theme is ‘One ingredient – 3 recipes’. I chose maida - all-purpose flour, for this. Starting off with fingerfood with maida – bread sticks.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for all entries from fellow participants.
Recipe Source: Pull Apart Bread dough
You can check this video on youtube for clear instructions on how to shape these.
Makes : around 20, depending on the size
- Warm Milk : 1/2 cup + 3/4 cup (approx)
- Yeast : 2 tsp
- Sugar : 1 tsp
- AP Flour : 2 3/4 cups ( + 1/4 cup, if required)
- Butter : 25 gms, ,softened (Or oil)
- Salt : 1 tsp
- Garlic : 1 tsp, crushed
- Sesame seeds : 2 tbsp, for sprinkling
- Mix warm milk and the dry yeast. Add sugar, mix and leave aside for 10 minutes to bubble. If the yeast doesn’t foam up, discard it and start again.
- In a big wide bowl (or food processor), add the flour, salt, crushed garlic(if using), butter and whisk once. Pour in the yeast mix and another 1/2 cup of milk to form a smooth dough. You might have to adjust the milk quantity a bit to get a smooth elastic dough.
- Knead in a floured surface till you get a smooth, non sticky elastic dough.Shape into a slightly square-ish ball. Set aside in an oiled bowl for about an hour until doubled.
- Preheat the oven to 200C. Line a butter paper in a baking tray.
- Once the dough is doubled, cut a strip of dough long the shorter side of the dough. Stretch the strip with your hands, I stretched them to the baking tray’s length. Leave a little space between two sticks while lining in the tray.
- Once the tray is full, brush the sticks with milk or water and sprinkle the sesame or poppy seeds on top.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, keeping an eye on them. Take out of the oven, brush with melted butter and leave aside for 10 minutes.
- Give it to your kid and make him happy!