Thursday, May 13, 2010

Braided Bread

Baking breads and trying out diffferent recipes using vegetables,stuffed bread are real fascination to me.The actual recipe was a sweet version but i tried it out with non vegetarian,you can also use vegetarian stuffing.I have also suggested a curry recipe for the stuffing,but offcourse you can vary it according to your taste.This bread can be served as starter or even for maincourse.
For the dough:
White bread flour-280g
Luke warm water-90 ml
Dried yeast-1 tsp
Salt-1 tsp
Sugar-2 tsp
Olive oil-50 ml
For the curry:
Boneless chicken-1/2 kg
Onion-1 finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste-2 tsp
Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Pepper powder-1 tsp
Garam masala-1/4 tsp
Grated carrot-1/2 cup
Peas-1/2 cup
Salt as required
Oil-1/2 tbsp
For the toppings
1 egg yolk mixed with water
Sesame seeds and poppy seeds for sprinkling(optional)

Prepare the dough by mixing the flour,sugar,salt and yeast together,add egg,water and oil together to make a smooth dough,transfer the dough to a flour covered work surface knead again for 10 minutes.Shape the dough into a smooth ball,place it in a oiled bowl,cover it with cling film and allow it to rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Meanwhile prepare the stuffing, wash and cut the chicken in to small pieces. Heat oil in a pan,add ginger garlic paste and onions saute till the raw smell goes.Add the spice powders and chicken,cover the pan and cook the chicken in medium heat.When the chicken is almost done add the vegetables and salt,cook till the vegetables are cooked and all the water is absorbed.
Take the risen dough ,knock the air back,roll it out into a long rectangle,make slashes on both sides of the rectangle,place the filling in the middle from top to bottom,starting from the top fold in the end piece of the dough strips over the filling.Tuck in the end to seal.Place the braid on a baking sheet,cover it with a oiled cling film and leave it in a warm place to rise for about 20 to 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 200 degree celsius.Make the glaze by mixing the egg yolk and milk together and brush it on top of the bread.Sprinkle sesame seeds and poppy seeds on top of each strip alternatively.Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes,then reduce the temperature to 190 degree celsius and bake for further 10 to 15 minutes or until the braid is well risen and golden in colour.
Serve the bread with garlic yogurt and salad. 


Priya Suresh said...

Braided and stuffed bread looks absolutely divine..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Never tried this........looks perfect

Sushma Mallya said...

Braided bread looks perfect and yum

Faiza Ali said...

Oh WOW !! that looks tooo good. i love stuffed bread :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments

Gita Jaishankar said...

HI Thanks for the lovely comments :) Braided and stuffed bread sounds very interesting...looks so perfect and tasty :)

Life is beautiful !!! said...

Very happy to hear from you. Nice to know u r also in Germany. Where do you live in Germany? You too have a beautiful blog...19 chicken recipes Oh my girl...:) Keep in touch.


Hi...looks so delicious and perfectly done, thanks for sharing...

PranisKitchen said...

stuffed bread really delicious maymoona..
Thanks for the lovely comments dear..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you Gita,Manju,Treat and Trick and Prani's Kitchen for your sweet and lovely comments

SathyaSridhar said...

Very nice braided bread dear looks perfect with chicken stuffing..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you Sathya


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