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Focaccia & Fall

This is Kitchen Extravaganza II - Basil & Garlic Focaccia Bread

Right Out of the Oven

I made this bread last week and feasted on it all weekend. It was "D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S." I know it is like blowing my own trumpet but hey! it was! Really! So anyone who wants to have some is most welcome! Come over [just 
let me know in advance! :P]


2 Cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup butter
2 teaspoons minces garlic

1. Combine the flour, 1 tablespoon basil, the yeast, salt, pepper in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add 1/2 cup warm water and the oil. Stir until a soft dough forms, adding more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed. 

2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth, 2-3 minutes. Form the dough into a 9-inch circle. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. 

3. Preheat oven to 450˚F. Grease a pizza pan or a large rimmed baking sheet. Place the dough ont he prepared pan. 

4. Combine the butter, the remaining basil and the garlic in a small bowl. Mix well. Make four score line in the dough and spread with the butter mixture. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve warm. 

And now back to the weather and fashion ... Since I am ready for Fall, but Texas isn't, I have no option but to have patience. In no time I will be complaining about the cold. In the meantime here's what I am looking around to wear from my existing wardrobe in Fall (whenever it decides to come around)

1. Red thigh high boots
2. Blue long trench coat
3. Printed & Metallic leggings
4. Jeggings
5. Snug sweaters

Here are some of my Fall Looks from 2009! 
This was in London. Fall is as good as Winters there :)
Simple Jeans and Jacket with a dash of Lemon Yellow
My All Time Favorite Look! 
What are you looking forward to wear this fall?


  1. Love the last outfit! You have a really great figure to carry it off :)

  2. You all time favorite look is one when you have all the shopping bags in hand? :-p MINE TOO! haha

    I'm not a big fan of garlic...but oh my this looks toooooo mouth-watering!

  3. You all time favorite look is one when you have all the shopping bags in hand? :-p MINE TOO! haha

    I'm not a big fan of garlic...but oh my this looks toooooo mouth-watering!

  4. the yellow scarf is beautiful!

  5. i love the dashes of yello that u sprinkle fact i love the way u sprinle color as if its the salt in the food.. jus the right amt is needed...

  6. The bread looks yummy as per usual :) Love the splash of yellow so perfect for winter and especially for days when London is grey and dreary! Love the last picture, you look really cute :)

  7. As you know I hate cold weather so I am clinging on to my summer clothes till the last possible minute :P Thankfully it doesn't get cold in Dhaka! I love the third look best. And I am LUSTING over your Dior!


  8. The last one is fab! And the bread is gorgeous!

  9. Love you in those shorts, Tanvi! Just gorgeous. Can I come over for tea? Your coolking always looks fantastic. xxx

  10. I love the shorts and tights look on you! That last picture is perfect!

    I love foccacia too! I make it with red onion and olives. mmmmmmmmmmmm. I might have to make some tomorrow! thanks for the inspiration!

  11. I'm looking forward to knee-length skirts... and I'd really love to see your red boots, Tanvi!

  12. Brightly colored cardigans and scarves, boots boots boots, high heels and socks, leggings and cute jackets. :)

  13. That Focaccia looks so yummy, and I LOVE your FALL 09 style. You look so amazing... can't wait to see your upcoming Fall looks sweetie, LOVE always, Jemina, xoxo

  14. That foccacia looks amazing!!! I can see why u feasted on it for so long :)

    And I'm excited for fall too. I've broken out the scarves definitely but not the boots yet. Not quite cold enough yet.

    Have a great weekend, sweetie! xoxo

  15. Nice post Tanvi..! LOVE your look in the last pic.. :) A perfect ensemble for fall.. Also the bread looks sooo yumm.. can u pls share the recipe? ;)

  16. the bread luks real yummy!!

    delhi is still in the monsoon mode, with more rains predicted for am still in my monsoon wardrobe...
    but fall is the time when i start incorporating more of westerns in my office wardrobe, so its the time to shop for the latest fall collections...

  17. All the three looks are so freaking awesome , but the third look is lip smackingly hot :) Hotness!!!

  18. your all time fave look is just stunning. i'm all drooool here! I actually miss autumn in the UK...I love it all cold. oh and a dash of bright colours on subdued overalls is very refreshing!

  19. I love your all time favourite look. It's simple, its classic and its so perfect on you.

    Love the bread, wish I was as skilled with non desi food as you. :)


  20. You are rockin' the black, Tanvi! Love shorts and tights! Well, if we can't dress like winter, we might as well cook for it, right? XX!

  21. your all time favorite look is mine, too! really love the tights/shorts combo!!!

  22. Nice pix and recipe. I need to eat food now :)

  23. Looking good Tanvi, I'll let you know when I'll be booking my flight to see you. I also will be borrowing that black Dior bag for a little while and when you come visit me you can get it back. I absoluty love your fall looks. I'll sure be here to get inspired this fall beacuse I'm not a fall girl!!! You look magnifisent in all the photos. Have a great day T.

  24. the bread looks yummy and I also like the 3rd look best

  25. ok, I am packing my bags and moving to Austin:-) ur favorite outfit is my favorite too..I am looking forward to wearing jewel-colored dresses in fall...

  26. I'm definitely going to try that one out..and I love the bag and turquoise bracelets below!

  27. Fall is probably too much to ask for in TX. I don't even see the temps go down. When it does, draped tops, jeggings and ofcourse boots will be on mine.

    Love your UK fall clothes. Btw, what happened to your header with the sketch? Your new format looks mod and I like it.

  28. Love ur "all time favorite look"
    Meetu D

  29. Hello, howdy?
    Well yummyy...I might try the recipe.
    Your All time favorite look is my favorite as well... you look like a Rock Star...cooooooooool


  30. The foccaccia looks delicious!! Love your plaid jacket and shorts/tights look too!

  31. yummm that bread looks delicious. I am so keen for some right now!

  32. you look absolutely beautiful! and the food looks scrumptious.

    im a new follower :D

    <3 dennica pearl
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  33. Oh man, focaccia is my favorite. You may have just opened up a can of worms for me! I'm trying to start eating a lot healthier and less carbs. I've been such a carb junkie lately and it shows and I can feel it! If you had posted this a week ago I would have scurried off to the store and the kitchen to make this, but this week I'm holding tight. I'm going to save this recipe for a rainy day though.

  34. Mashaalla!!! u lukin hawt in d last pic...:)

  35. Ohhhhhhh tooooo delicious! You almost make me want to cook. Almost. :)

    Your all time favourite look is also a favourite look of yours for me (My Top 3 Tanvivacious looks are max-colour of course!)... I do also love that lemon yellow against your skin honey... that's a beautiful yet difficult colour to wear, it looks sunshine on you!

  36. Love your all time favorite's definitely my favorite look of yours..super chic and very uptown!

  37. Whoa!
    I absof@#$inglutely love your all time favourite look! could give any model a run for her money looking like THAT!
    Sniff sniff...i think something’s burning!
    Besides my jealous self...i think u just burnt my screen by being so smouldering hot!:-)

  38. That last outfit is PERFECT. Your legs look miles long!

  39. the bread and YOU look delicious! ;-)


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