Category: Cocktails & Appetizers | Blog URL: http://forkspoonnknife.blogspot.com/2009/10/pesto-rolls-for-obsessed-me.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
There are always symptoms to an obsession - the uncontrollable compulsive urge, changing life patterns and ofcourse the painful withdrawal when weaned away forcibly. The object of the obsession can be anything really, not necessarily a vice.
Mine is this blog. Here is how I know -
I spend hours getting my blog to look just they way I want; staying awake till the wee hours to tinker with the HTML, which, I was learning along the way...
I have stopped making anything interesting for dinner because my camera can't take good photographs in artificial light ...
I am constantly on the lookout, online or in physical shops, for plates, cups, bakeware and other props. To the extent that when Mr. FSK asked me what I would like for my birthday, I said "MORE PROPS!!!!!!" .. I know!
I make stuff, not because I happen to and then post about it, but because I need something to post about! This post is case in point....
I woke up today and after my usual morning rituals of checking mails, other people's blog, twitter and other social networking agents, it hit me that my last post on this blog was on Sunday, FOUR whole days back!!! And, worse, I realise I had no inventory for blogging! What do I do now?!!
I decided I needed to make something asap to post about. Wait! But there was a constraint. You see, I LOVE baking, and, I have a HUGE sweet tooth. So, inevitably, there is always a sugar-rich item at home. Now, since the lovely festival of Diwali was last weekend, there is even more of it lying around. So, Mr. FSK lay down the law and I can't make anything sweet for the rest of the month... Party pooper, I know!!!
Anyway, not to worry, I love making breads et all. I decided to bake, even if I had to think of a savory substitution for a sweet recipe. And, that's how these Pesto Rolls came to be. The inspiration was cinnamon rolls, those rich, sticky, oozy, yummy things. I just savorised (is there a word like that?) the recipe with pesto filling of arugula, basil, roasted garlic, parmesan and pine nuts.
They came out nice and are really very tasty little bites. I made teeny rolls, but they can be easily super sized. Now, the only problem is saving it till Mr. gets back home, since I have been popping them in my mouth every time I walk past. I am down to the last five and it is going to be tea time shortly.. haha
So, there, all's well.... I know I have an obsession but it isn't a problem.... yet. So it's ok right?!