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Sep 20, 2011

Pesto Bread with a Twist






And I do mean twist. More swirls.
I'm in a twirly, whirly, you-are-under-my-power hypnotic swirl mood. Bear with me and my moods. I'm a woman, I'm allowed the mood swings.

This is a post using the recipes of 2 of my closest blogging buddies, Elisabeth @ Food and Thrift Finds and Arthur @ Art is in the Kitchen.
Elisabeth's food from the heart and Arthur's food as an art (hey, it rhymes) churned out these little "sculptures" that's a feast for the eyes as well as for the tummy.
Pesto bread. It's been done, but this is a good presentation for dinner parties, me thinks.

You can find their individual recipes here and here.
I've replaced the poppy seeds for the pesto. Be careful not to use too much oil for it otherwise you'll get it seeping out from the sides and you'll get uneven browning of the crust.

(You can always use your favorite bread recipe and whatever else besides the pesto or just leave them plain.)

Enjoy!














33 comments:

  1. How adorable - they're like beautiful little spirals. Reminds me of something similar my father in law made - he made a batch of cinnamon buns, and also a batch of "pesto buns". Both were of course delicious, but I didn't realise one was pesto. I took a big bite and my immediate reaction was "omg, what the hell is this?" - think it would be cinnamon :D

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  2. You're on fire, another masterpiece from you. The same bread presented as an ordinary loaf would taste less delicious. This gives me an idea to do cinnamon bread this way.

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  3. You are really success to combine hearty recipe and artistic good looking food Ping.. Love it and love their recipe too... Maybe I should try this some other time ^,^

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  4. These look like so much fun..... Pretty and tasty.

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  5. These look awesome! And I love the twisty things =)

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  6. Aiyoh so pretty leh, I doubt I have so much patience to make these look pretty :p

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  7. Wow, aren't you clever?! I'd be too scared to attempt this recipe. They look absolutely yummy though. Love pesto.

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  8. Wow these are out of this world. Great twist on these. Love it.

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  9. Wow, I love how these bun look...so cute all swirled up :-)
    Hope you are having a wonderful week Ping!

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  10. Charles: LOL ... you must be his favorite son inlaw?

    3Cookies: Thank you, sir. Yup, do as you wish with any bread. Go play with your food.

    My Home Diary in Turkey: Thanks, Citra. Yes, do try them out.

    S.V.: Hi there! Yes, they were fun to make and to watch the different stages.

    Peggy: Hello. Thanks very much, Peggy. Thanks for dropping by.

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  11. babe_kl: Thanks, babe ;D Can lah, cut and roll only ma.

    Julia: Hi! Aww thanks. They aren't difficult to make, really. Very similar to cinnamon rolls.

    Kim Bee: Thanks much. Twisted minds make twisted food :D

    Juliana: Thank you so much, Juliana. You have a good week too!

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  12. My mom told me not to play with my food. If I get told off can I say I got approval from you:). I am guessing the bread is all gone by now!

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  13. 3Cookies: Sure, not a problem ... just don't tell her where I live :D

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  14. I love how those look. You are right, they'd be great for a dinner party. So fancy.

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  15. Are you sure you don't have contacts with outer space? The Chinese pastry and these pesto breads look so unusual... ;-) And this fact makes them so irresistible and tempting... I am sure I will try them one day only to impress my guests and family (I am sure those who are lucky to eat your creations must have been very impressed!). Personally I am impressed by their shape: usually such beautiful forms get completely destroy when I bake.

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  16. How beautiful are these??? Ping your posts are always drop dead beautiful. I love these little twists.

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  17. Ping, looks like you on spiral and twist fever lately hehe. Not only your food looks spirally beautiful. I can see your baking skill is spiralling and twisting upwards! Good job my friend.

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  18. Kristen: Thank you, Kristen.

    Tina: Thanks much! :D

    Sissi: Haha! Hmm ... maybe some of my ancestors may have been aliens and I have some of those strange twisted genes in me and they're just starting to emerge :D Thank you for your kind compliments, Sissi. You are doing very well at your creations yourself.

    Kita: Hi Kita! Drop dead beautiful?! Gawsh! I'm very flattered. Thank you so very much!

    QPC: Hello Veronica. Thank you. Haha! Looks like I really am getting all twisted lately :D I have another one coming too! Oh boy ... getting weird.

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  19. Oh, Ping, what an honor for you to use my pesto recipe for these adorable spiral rolls. So clever and genius! I've forgotten all about my pesto pasta...haven't made it since that time!
    Love the rolls, you are so talented! Will check
    Art's blog, as well:DDD
    So nice of your for the kind mention...thank you, my dear friend!
    xoxo

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  20. Hi ping, curious to know how the ajvar mission went yesterday? I runaway success I presume

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  21. Those look adorable, and you are right about dinner parties. I love giving those, and the appeal of the single-portioned prettiness is always something people comment on.

    Besides, squiggly shapes are not anything to sneer at, on any, any occasion! I am a firm proponent of squiggly anything (More or less. Within reason. Or not.)

    :)
    Veronika

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  22. foodandthriftfinds: Hi Elisabeth! The honor is all mine. It was really good in the rolls. And putting a mention was the least I could do after all the lovely things you've awarded me with. Hug! I can't even send you some of the other awards coz you've got them all :D

    3Cookies: Oooh, the ajvar was deeelicious!! I had it with some pork sausages in a hotdog instead of the usual ketchup and sweet relish ... I think I may never go back to regular sauces again! I don't know if it's authentic since I'd adjusted the taste to my liking but I will definitely make a post out of it. Too good not to share! Thanks to you!

    eattheroses: Haha! Thanks Veronika! I'm happy you agree with me on the squiggles. Makes things much more interesting, don't you think? :D

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  23. These are just stunning. I would love to bring these to a gathering, everyone would love me! and them! :)

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  24. Hi Lynsey! Thank you! Haha! I think they'll love you for bringing any of the stuff you make anyway... very impressive!

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  25. I love this idea!! Been wanting to make them with pesto as well. I’m off to kneed some bread and get things ready. Great thank you for this wonderful post!

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  26. Lilly: Hi! Your pesto recipe would be great for this. Enjoy!

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  27. Ping, these look amazing!!! Such a beautiful presentation!!! LOVE these~

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  28. Thanks, Edith! Nice of you to visit.

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  29. I love swirls too. These look great !

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