Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mint Pesto & Sun Dried Tomatoes Focaccia

A few days back, hubby saw me making bread and just standing aside watching me. Well, he doesn't did that often. Ha! Then all a certain he asked me, when I was younger what I wish to become? Just reminded me of someone, someone who has asked me the same old question when I was younger. Without thinking twice, I answered him : "I wanted to be a successful person!". He was like, "Huh!, that it!". Yes, that it.... the same old answer to whom may asked me the same old question. Guess, he was expecting something else! haha..... For me, being a successful person is tougher than anything else..... it's also included being a successful mother and a successful human being. I especially salute to those whoever survive through hard times in their lives and still standing strong here today, without giving up!

Luckily, this is a very simple flat bread recipe. Or else will take me hours to finish making it while chatting with hubby. haha...

Ingredients for Dough :
2 cups bread flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1-1/2 tspn yeast
1/2 tpsn salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup lukewarm water
*1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
*3 tbsp Mint pesto

Method :
Combine all ingredients and mix well to form a soft & smooth dough. Leave to rest for an hour. Then punch to release air from dough. Add in sun dried tomatoes and knead well. Press dough to a 10x14" oil coated baking tray.

Bake at preheated oven 200'c for 30 mins or untill brown.
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Hmm.... love the smell of pesto! I think I'm obsessed. haha.... Yes, I'm loving it more & more everyday.

I'll have to say no one is perfect! But at least we tried to be a good human being with a heart. I mean even a doctor or teacher without a heart, they're not considered as successful. Well, this is of coz my personal opinion! I would love to listen to yours if you have anything to say about this!

Before ending this, I would like to give Chaya @ My Sweet & Savory a big THANK for passing me this wonderful award. I am truly honoured to be apart of this. Thank you very much, Chaya.
Hereby, I would very much like to share this lovely award with all of my foodie buddies. Oh just too many of them but I can only name a few. If your name is not listed here, doesn't mean that I am forgetting you. You'll always on my mind. Always!

(2) Claudia @ Foodessa
(4) Karen @ Tasty Trials
(5) Rebecca @ Chow & Chatter
(6) Lyndsey @ The Tiny Skillet
(8) Alison @ Alison's Trials
(9) Megan @ Foodalution
(10) Tammy @ 3 Sides of Crazy
(11) Martha @ Seaside Simplicity
(12) Ann @ Pig Pig's Corner
(14) Jet @ Slacker
(15) Wai Kitt @ One Day Three Meals
(16) Biren @ Roti & Rice
(17) Little Inbox @ Eating Pleasure Recipes
(18) Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
(20) The Chambs @ He cooks I eat
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Please feel free to drop by to collect your award button. Thank you all!
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And wishing all a HAPPY HALLOWEEN !

45 comments:

Wai Kitt said...

Your bread looks so pretty and tasty!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Congratulations on the award.

I also love the smell of pesto, that recipe looks very yummy. Diane

Angie's Recipes said...

Love the pesto in the bread.
You are a successful mom, wife, friend and baker!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I like your answer. My answer to what do i want to be is: happy :D. I love being a housewife, it makes me feel happy (most of the time LOL).
Beautiful bread, and congrats on your award daaaahlng.
*kisses* HH

smallkucing said...

Drooling....

Blackswan said...

Congrats, Kristy! You're already a successful gal in my eyes :)

Pegasuslegend said...

Congrats on your award and you are well deserving!! You are such a supporter here with a great list I am honored to by on thank you so much~ so sweet of you~ But I have to say this post is one of my favorites for this lovely homemade bread love the toppings and so festive for the upcoming holiday bravo!

Anncoo said...

Of course you're a successful person Kristy! You're a wonderful wife, great mom and a good baker ;D

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Kristy, you have achieved it, you are definitely a successful mother, wife and daughter! The bread looks good, nice to eat with hot creamy soup.

Emily Malloy said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Kumi said...

These look really yummy! I've never tried a mint pesto, but it sure sounds good!

pigpigscorner said...

Looks so yummy! Congrats and thanks a lot =)All I want to say is, you are definitely a successful cook!

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

This bread looks AWESOME. Congratulations and thank you so much for passing on this sweet award. It's just what I needed to perk up my day!

Bridgett said...

Congrats on the well deserved award! The focaccia would make any Italian mama proud. It looks incredible.

Dimah said...

That looks delicious!
Thank you so much, and congrats to all the other bloggers!

Belinda @zomppa said...

It's simple but absolutely fantastic! So full of flavor.

Chow and Chatter said...

thanks so much for the award sweet Kristy you are successful :-)
great bread as ever

hugs Rebecca

Claudia said...

The mint pesto is perfect in this! I love the "successful person" answer. Something to always strive for...

Little Inbox said...

Thanks Kristy for the award.
You too, have a nice weekend!

Jet said...

Your homemade pesto are definitely put to good use. The focaccia looks so good. Thanks for sharing.
I also answered the same when I was younger (even wrote a few pages about it for an essay). Hehe. And I definitely think that you have achieved it.
Thank you so much for the award.
Happy Halloween to you too.

Martha (MM) said...

This really looks delicious!! Thanks so much for the wonderful award. I am honored! I will post it soon. Congrats to all you award winners :-)

Anonymous said...

You're definitely a successful person in so many levels kristy :)

petite nyonya said...

i love the smell of foccacia bread. this is a sweet n nice post, kristy! i completely agree, achievements in our job or as a person mean nothing without a good heart and compassion. you're a good person, i could tell :)

Hayley said...

Your dream came true, you are a successful person now! You are a superb cook! I bet ladies out there wish to own your skill set :P

Happy Halloween to you as well ;)

Alice Law said...

Being successful is very subjective, lol... I reckon you are a successful pastry chef, a wonderful wife and a lovely mother!

When I look at this 'focaccia', I'm thinking of having a bowl of chowder, it should be good with it!^-^

Wai Kitt said...

Ooh! Kristy, you are so sweet! Thank you so much for the award given, i'm so touched. Happy Halloween to you and your family too.

My Little Space said...

WaiKitt : Thank you. Don't forget to collect your award, dear!

Diane : Thank you! Yeah, I am pretty addicted to it these days. haha...

Angie : Oh wow, thanks! I am speechless!

HH : I like yours too! But Kristy will become evil when comes to luscious treat or desserts! haha... You better hide them away from me, daaaahling.

smallkucing : Don't drool anymore! Make one! It's easy!

Shirley : And so are you! Your 20th Wedding Anniversary proves it all! I'm proud of you.

Claudia : You're most welcome and it's a great pleasure for sharing the award with you. You're such a hard working mama and a great cook. I salute you for sure.

Ann : Same to you! You know what! Being a mother is tough but being a good mother is even tougher.

Jess : Thank you and I guess we think alike. I would love to have these with hot creamy chowder or soup. Yum...

Emily : Thank you! And don't forget to pick up your award, dear.

Kumi : Thank you!

Ann : You're welcome and thank you. That's so sweet of you.

My Little Space said...

Tammy : You're welcome. Glad that it makes your day a little easier!

Bridgett : Thank you, dear.

Dimah : You're welcome and don't forget to pick up the award.

Belinda : Thanks!

Rebecca : You're welcome! Enjoy.

Claudia : Glad that you like the recipe as well! And nothing better than being a good person.

Little Inbox : You're welcome!

Jet : Good on you! Wow, we actually have the same answer! haha.... What a surprise! Well, normally people will expecting we'll say something like being a doctor, designer or lawyer but not this answer!

Martha : It's a great pleasure for sharing the award with you. Have fun!

Anonymous : So sweet of you, whoever you are! Nothing comes easy!

Jos : ((hugs)) Finally, someone agreed with my thought! Actually, there is a reason why I said something like this. My dad nearly killed 16 years ago due to the mistake of a doctor. And he didn't even apologize to us! What a pity! Other than that, the biggest problem was he refused to inform us the actual problem causing my dad's infection after the operation. Luckily, there's a good doctor with a heart came to rescue... for free. Gosh, he's an angel!

Hayley : Thank you so much for the sweet comment. So nice of you!

Alice : I bet you're too! I salute you for being patience and a wonderful mother for two super acitve children. It's never been easy! haha.... In future, by the time you need them for the house chores, I think they all 'cabut' already! haha... Still mama has to do all the jobs.

Thank you so much everyone for stopping by and spending your time here with me. I am really appreciate your wonderful comments. Hope you're all having a wonderful day.
Happy Halloween to all! Have fun!

Blessings, Kristy

Beth said...

Your bread looks delicious. Congratulations on the award!

Peanutts said...

that looks delish, great flavours, have a nice week end

Jeannie said...

That focaccia looks so delicious! Great idea to spread the pesto on the top. Have a nice weekend!:D

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Congrats on your award! Thank you so much for thinking of me. I am really honored :)

Your pasta focaccia looks wonderful! It must be very tasty.

Cheah said...

Your flat bread looks so colourful. Bet it tastes good too!
Enjoy your weekend!

Lyndsey said...

Kristy, it is funny how your husband asked you that out of the blue like that. Did you ask him the same question? I do agree with you, a successful person isn't always measured by what his profession is or how much money he makes. You are very successful, a good mom, a good friend, and a good person...with a good heart!!

So...are you on a pesto kick lately? haha! Another lovely creation you have come up with here.

Congrats on your award you deserve it, and thank you for passing it on to me.

Have a great weekend!

Barbara Bakes said...

Thank you for thinking of me! Foodie friends really are the best. I'd love to give this bread a try.

My Little Space said...

Beth : Same to you. Hey, great to see you around! I know you've been busy too with your new book.

Peanutts : You too!

Jeannie : I am a kind of addicted to pesto lately! haha....

Biren : You're welcome! Hope it will make your day a little easier. ^_^

Cheah : I preheat them and dipped them into my oatmeal drinks! yummm...

Lyndz : Yeah, you're right! I think I'm a bit obsessed. haha... Still storing a jar of mint pesto in my fridge. haha... In case, I need a quick mix! Hey, you're welcome. Hope it makes your day a little easier.

Barbara : You deserved it!

Thanks ladies for visiting and spending your time here.
Hope you're all having a wonderful Halloween! Have fun!
Blessings, Kristy

alison said...

thank you so much,kristy, for award!
your focaccia it's full of flavours!

Lisa said...

Yum, I love focaccia. Yours looks so tasty, I bet it would make excellent sandwiches. By the way, I'm holding a CSN giveaway on my blog, so be sure to come by for a chance to enter.

grace said...

great use for your mint pesto, kristy! i automatically enjoy anything involving sun-dried tomatoes, and this is ideal!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Congratulations on your award Kristy!! So very well deserved :)

Love the unique flavour combination in your focaccia and the texture looks just perfect!!

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Your bread looks lovely, and I am so intrigued by the mint pesto! It sounds delicious!

Abbey said...

I love focaccia and I really like how you added a mint pesto to it, it sounds great!

Foodessa said...

Kristy...that focaccia laced with pesto and my favourite ingredient of sun-dried tomato had certainly grasped my attention.

Then came your well deserved recognition from Chaya and then the appreciation of others. I am very pleased to receive your award and your support since I've started my culinary journey. Thank you my dear ;o)

Ciao,
Claudia

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

What a gorgeous bread!! I love the addition of the mint in the pesto... and I simply adore sun dried tomatoes. What a lovely recipe! I'm your newest follower!

alwayswinner786 said...

Excellent yummy bread love that minty flavor! Yum!

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