Garlic Breadsticks – Dominos Style

The popular Garlic Breadsticks from Dominos are a favourite of Nabeel. We always end up ordering their dry, chewy, zero topping pizzas for the greed of breadsticks (because they don’t deliver unless you order pizzas). So, one fine Saturday afternoon when Nabeel yearned to dig into some hot breadsticks from Dominos and they refused to deliver (just) the breadsticks, we decided to bake our own breadsticks. With time in hand and internet to the rescue I read through a few Dominos Garlic Breadstick recipes, and then finally devised my own recipe to try. In sometime we were relishing freshly homemade garlic bread sticks – Dominos style while watching Po do some Kung Fu 🙂

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The breadsticks are usually enjoyed along with a cheesy dip but since we were in no mood to make one, we decided to stuff the breadsticks with some cheese and make up for the absent dip. It was wonderful biting into homemade cheese burst breadsticks. If you prefer plain breadsticks then do not fold the dough sheet as suggested (step 9), in that case you will end up with 2 sets of 8 breadsticks. We used garlic cloves but garlic powder works wonders too, that is what is used by Dominos.

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Nabeel baked bread for the very first time and looking at Nabeel’s cooking interest, I have now decided to dedicate Saturday’s for cooking with him. It’s going to be our own #WeekendCookingProject .

Stay tuned for more real mommy and child cooking sessions on the blog.

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Dominos style Garlic Breadsticks
Makes 1 breadstick loaf (as shown in the image) Approx. 8 stuffed breadsticks

Ingredients
3/4th cup – flour / maida
1.5 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup water
1 tablespoon oil
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
Mixed Herbs or Pizza seasoning, as required
Pepper powder, as required
Cheese (of your choice) – cheese spread, parmesan, processed, etc, as required
Melted butter, to brush
Method
Step 1 – In a bowl, mix yeast, sugar and water together. Keep it aside and allow the mixture to froth.


Step 2 – Once the yeast is all frothy, add the flour, salt and oil to the bowl and mix well. Let all the ingredients come together to form dough.


Step 3 – Remove the mixture on a clean working counter and knead well to form soft, pliable dough. Place the dough back into the bowl, cover and keep it aside till it doubles in size. This would take approximately 25 minutes on a hot day.


Step 4 – Once the dough has doubled up, remove on the working counter and punch it to remove all the trapped air. Knead for 5 minutes to get back to normal size.


Step 5 – Take a baking tray and grease it with oil.
Step 6 – Roll the dough into rectangular shape, to fit into the tray.


Step 7 – Place the rolled dough on the tray and try to even it out.
Step 8 – Brush some melted butter over the dough. Spread chopped garlic, herbs, salt and cheese on one half of the dough.


Step 9 – Fold the dough, seal and tuck the edges well so that they don’t open up during baking.
Step 10 – Make deep marks using knife to get the breadstick shape.

Step 11 – Brush the top of breadsticks with butter, sprinkle herbs and some pepper powder. Keep the dough aside to rise, for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 12 – Meanwhile, set the oven temperature to 200C and let it preheat.
Step 13 – Place the breadsticks in the hot oven and bake for 25 minutes or till the top turns light brown.


Step 14 – Remove the bread sticks from oven and brush with butter. Serve hot.

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Till then, Love Being a Mommy!

Happy Birthday Nabeel

Birthday Boy with Mickey

Birthday Boy with Mickey

It’s Nabeel’s birthday today! He turned 3. However, we celebrated his birthday a month ago, when he turned 3, as per the Islamic calendar. That was his first grand birthday celebration, since his birth and so I left no stone unturned to ensure it was a well planned event the memories of which would linger on forever. It can be said that I was successful in doing so 🙂
The entire process also gave birth to my start up, Let’s Celebrate – Personalized Party Supplies. Read on to know more.

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Nabeel Inspires, Again!
The whole party planning thing led me into an unexplored territory of kid’s retail business, which I believe (and also see) is going to be the next huge thing in India.
Looking at the prospects and the learning and experience I gathered while planning the party motivated me to start a unique set up of personalized party supplies, which is an untouched arena in the kid’s retail industry in India.
Theme based parties, gifts, décor, dresses, celebrations, etc is the “in-thing” in India these days. I, too, had a theme in mind and started planning for the party, the only difference being I was going to do it all by myself, taking the easy (also, expensive and compromising) route i.e. hiring an event/party planner, was not an option.
Yes, it was not easy! I started planning 2 months in advance, a lot of time had to be devoted in order to research but the thrill and challenges that it gave me was too addictive to let go or give up.
Nevertheless, once all the information was gathered I got to making stuff myself as I was not too keen on buying off the shelf items. I wanted to personalize everything for Nabeel and his grand party.
With the help of a dear friend, who designed the party supplies, I managed to create a unique party for Nabeel with personalized party supplies and this is how the idea of Let’s Celebrate – Personalized Party Supplies was planted in my mind.

The Logo

The Logo

Shared in this post are pictures of everything that was customized for the party, except the return gifts although they were very much in sync with the theme. The theme was Mickey Mouse, Nabeel’s then favourite cartoon character (yup the month old fav has now been replaced by Dora….Hehehe) and the theme colours were red and black.
We also created Special theme based Bingo tickets, food tags and “congratulations” stickers, the images of which are not shared in the post.

Handmade Mickey Birthday Banner

Handmade Mickey Birthday Banner

Handmade Mickey Favor Bags & Personalized Thank you Tags

Handmade Mickey Favor Bags & Personalized Thank you Tags

DIY Mickey Mouse Pull-String Pinata

DIY Mickey Mouse Pull-String Pinata

Handmade Chocolate Bars with Personalized Wrappers

Handmade Chocolate Bars with Personalized Wrappers

Handmade Mickey & Minnie Headbands

Handmade Mickey & Minnie Headbands

Mickey Party Giveaways

Mickey Party Giveaways

Mickey Party Sign

Mickey Party Sign

Decorated Giveaway Table

Decorated Giveaway Table

Anyone interested in knowing more about what Let’s Celebrate has to offer can contact me via the contact form or by commenting below. You can also drop in a like at the Facebook page here. This post is the first public mention of Let’s Celebrate – Personalized Party Supplies, if you can, then do spread the word 🙂

Till then, Love Being a Mommy!

P.S. I tried my best to post this on the 25th of May, on Nabeel’s Birthday. But due to last minute birthday celebration the post got delayed. However, I am still posting it as is without any changes..hope that’s Ok 🙂