The barometer has been reading 14 degree C…its such a pain getting up in the morning, I just feel like burrowing deep into the quilt and hibernating till spring knocks on my window. Its not that I don’t love winters, I do. Especially now that the flowers are in bloom and there is early morning fog…that’s a favorite. A foggy morning, with next to zero visibility, and streams of smoke enveloping each spoken word, never fails to transforms me back to childhood. Suddenly I am five again, walking to school with ma, holding her hand, and feeling transported to a strange land where around the next invisible corner, something magical waited to be discovered. I have never been able to shake that feeling for a more prosaic one, maybe I never wished to.
Yes winter mornings are definitely special, sans the early morning tiffin making of course! But Thursday was special, it was Ma’s birthday. Wanted to surprise her with a special something to accompany her morning cup of tea which she relishes. So I made these soft pillowy buns stuffed with cheese and eggs. The perfect savory snack to go with her Morning Cuppa.
Egg n Cheese Pillows
1 Capsicum( Bell Pepper) finely Diced
1 Large Onion Finely Diced
2 Hard Boiled Eggs Chopped
1 Bunch coriander Leaves Chopped
1/2 cup Cheese Grated
Handful of Chopped Peanuts
Sesame and Melon seeds
1 Egg Beaten
Make dough, the night before and leave for proofing overnight.
To make the filling mix the onions, capsicum, eggs, cheese, peanuts, coriander, salt , pepper, ketchup in a bowl and keep aside.
Divide the dough into small balls and roll into 4-5 inch sized discs.
Spoon a heap of the filling onto the centre of the disc. Pull sides together and pinch in the centre, stick the four arms together to form a pillow shape( See slideshow)
Sprinkle with Sesame and Melon seeds
Brush with egg
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 250 degree C, for fifteen to twenty minutes.
Serve hot with tea or coffee.
For a vegetarian option just forgo the eggs, and increase the cheese. There is no such thing as too much cheese! And brush with a honey and milk mix.
Its needless to say how much she enjoyed the little snack. and possibly Riz enjoyed it even more because he not only polished off a few for breakfast but carried the same for his tiffin..with the little homily.. “ma you should make this everyday!”
I sent you the images on our favorite messenger app, over phone and you wanted to make it…so here you go love..