August 11, 2014

Cheesy Bread Cups | Easy Snacks

Anything Cheesy is bound to be a kids favourite. But if its healthy, moms are happy too. This is one often repeated recipe as an after school snack. I have made it so many times but forgot to click as we got busy eating them eah time:) 

Now the lil one also imitates her elder sister and wanted a bite too, and then loved it. The fillings for this snack is so versatile you can go with almost anything - bell peppers, drained black beans, cooked lentils / peas, boiled corn. Its also a great way to use leftover dry curries :p

As much as  presentation is key to any kid's dish, its also important to keep it fuss free. So its a great make-ahead for kids parties too - do let me know how you liked it.. am sure you would make this soon ! 

Sending this over to Day 2 of Kids healthy snack box theme at BM#43 and also to Beluah's who's hosting Bake Fest#34, Harini who's hosting Valli's Kids Delight.


Cheesy Bread Cups - an anytime Snack
Cuisine : Fusion
Difficulty level : Easy

Prep time : 15 mins | Baking time : 8-9 mins | Makes : 6

Ingredients:

  • Brown Bread - 6 slices (you can use any fresh bread)
  • Sweet Corn - 1/3 cup - boiled
  • Boiled potato - 1 medium
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Bell peppers minced - 1/4 cup (i used a combo of red, green)
  • Onions - 1 medium - minced fine
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Butter - to grease the baking tray (about 5 gms) - you may use olive oil too
  • Salt - to taste
  • Tomato Ketchup / Sauce - 2 TBSP
  • Cheesy slices - 2 nos (you can also use Parmesan or Cheddar)


Step by step process 

Method:
Pre-heat oven to 160 Deg C. Grease the muffin pans with butter or oil or cooking spray

Filling:

  1. In a pan, heat oil. Saute onions and bell peppers till crunchy (about 4 mins). 
  2. Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric and saute again
  3. Now add boiled corn, mashed n boiled potato and stir gently.
  4. Add tomato ketchup, salt, garam masala powder, red chilli powder and mix again.
  5. Let this mixture cool completely.


To make the bread cups :

  1. Trim the bread cups lightly (I used them as it is). Flatten them gently with a rolling pin and gently press in the centre on to the greased muffin pans (one in each dimple)
  2. Spray a little more oil on the top of the bread slices and gently spoon in 2-3 tsp of the filling.
  3. Place cheese slices on top (I just cut them into strips for an elegant look)
  4. Bake for 8-10 mins till cheese slightly melts.
  5. Demould carefully and serve immediately.


9 comments:

  1. Excellent, kids will go crazy if they saw this cheesy bread cups..Damn cute they are.

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  2. Looks so cute Kalyani..so nicely done!

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  3. Though I have done one such Bread cups with Moong dal filling, I love these more, they look cute with the cheese strings. Kids would love this!

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  4. You have packaged them so well! Who would not want a bite?

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  5. yours look so artistic with the way you cut the cheese

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  6. Very cute looking cheesy cups, Kalyani.

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