Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dutch Crunch Bread and Bean Sandwich for Daring Baker's Challenge March 2012

This month for Daring Baker's Challenge Sara and Erica from Baking JDs challenged us to make Dutch Crunch Bread.  Dutch crunch bread is not any particular type of bread, it's a topping which can be used for any type of bread. In Dutch it's called 'Tigerbrood' or 'Tiger Bread'  since it gets a tiger like shell on top of the bread after baking.  The end product is a sweet crunchy topping which is ideal for sandwiches.

After so many obstacles I have to bake and post this recipe.  First time, the yeast didn't work well which was my fault and the second time the yeast worked well and everything looked perfect, I happily left the bread in the oven and it didn't cook.  I was looking for a long time and it remained the same, oops! power cut.  At least if the power cut was for our whole area, I would have blamed the country's system easily but it was only in our house. It took me nearly 1 hour to figure out that the power cut was only in my house, then I have to call for an electrician and it took more than 2 hours to get everything right.  My poor bread was waiting silently in my oven in half cooked stage which spoiled the texture and topping a bit, it didn't turn out to my expectation, still it was good.  Also I was not in a mood to try it again immediately, so went ahead in posting the recipe. I used this bread for bean burger or bean sandwich, which is our favourite vegetarian option.  Thank you Sara and Erica for sharing this amazing bread with us, this is definitely a keeper.

Dutch Crunch Bread or Tigerbrood

Preparation Time: 10minutes+ rising time
Cooking Time: 30- 40 minutes
Makes 5 rolls 

Soft White Rolls:
Plain flour- 500 g
Fast action dried yeast- 3/4 tbsp
Sugar- 3 tsp
Salt- 1 tsp
Oil- 1 tbsp
Warm milk- 240 ml

Dutch Crunch Topping:
Rice flour- 240 g
Yeast- 1 tbsp
Sugar- 1 tbsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Oil- 1 tbsp
Warm water- 240 ml

Prepare the dough:
Mix the flour,sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl.  Make a well in the center, add the warm milk slowly and beat with a electric mixer fitted with the dough hook.  Once the dough  comes together, stop beating with electric mixer.  Knead the dough for 10minutes using your hand.  Place the dough in a clean and oiled bowl.
  Cover with a cling film and keep it in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
Once the dough has risen, knock the air back.  Divide the dough into 5 equal rounds and place it in a baking sheet.  Cover it loosely and let it rest for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius.  Apply a thick layer of Dutch crunch topping on top of each rolls.  Bake it in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes or it looks lightly brown on top.

To make the Dutch crunch topping:
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and let it rest for about 15 minutes.  Then use it in the recipe as suggested.

The oven temperature and cooking time might vary according to different oven.

Mixed Bean Sandwich:

Bean Patties:

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes 6 to 7 patties

Mix of kidney beans,black eye beans, broad beans- 100 g
Onion- 1 finely chopped
Capsicum- 1/2 finely chopped
Curry powder- 2 tsp
Chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Flour- 1 tbsp
Bread crumbs-2 tbsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying

Soak the dried beans in water for overnight.  Pressure cook the beans up to 4 to 5 whistles.  Completely mash the beans with a masher, add the chopped onions, capsicum, flour, chilly powder, curry powder, salt and pepper, mix it well.  If the mixture looks too crumbly, sprinkle some water to make it like a dough.  Take small sized balls, roll it and pat it like patties.  Dip the patties in the breadcrumbs completely.
Heat oil in a pan, when the oil is heat enough, drop the patties one by one and fry it till it looks golden brown on both sides.

Bean Sandwich:

Preparation Time:5 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 minutes
Makes 2 sandwich

Dutch Crunch Bread- 2 rolls
Bean Patties- 2
Tomato- 2 slices
Blanched Spinach- 4 to 5 leaves
Cheese- 2 slices
Mayonnaise- 1 tbsp

Slice the bread into half.  Apply the mayonnaise at the bottom.  Place 2 to 3 spinach leaves, then a tomato slice, top it with a bean patties and a cheese slice.  Place it under a grill for about a minute until the cheese starts melting. Serve it immediately.



Nandita SS said...

Thw sandwich looks so yum!!! Loved the texture :)

Unknown said...

Very healthy breakfast. I just love it.

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Lecker and Yummy Recipes said...

wow great to see ur bread recipe after a long time :) I must say the tiger pattern does look prominent and good even after so many of ur obstacles !
The sandwich overall looks very professional Ayeesha :)

My Kitchen Antics said...

the burger looks absolutely delish

Menaga Sathia said...

Bread n Sandwich looks so inviting!!

Kalyani said...

sandwich look delicious and healthy too .......

Daksha said...

The burger looks super delicious....

Daksha said...

The burger looks super delicious....

Kurryleaves said...

amazing clicks dear...sandwich looks really tempting..

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Oh man, so many hurdles in baking makes one crazy, at least I do get if power cuts at the last moment. Well, still they look so perfect and one can hardly say something must have happened. I am bookmarking this for sure, as baking is ruling my head these days. :)

Kanan said...

wow. It looks so great. Love it.

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

Looks fabulous, tempting pics!

Reshmi said...

despite all bad lucks, the sandwich looks yum
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Prema said...

Patties is so inviting...i totally love this sandwich.

Gayathri Kumar said...

The bread looks so nice..

Priyanka said...

Wow....thats yummy. Beautiful

Indian Khana said...

Sandwich looks so yum and so the spread the bun texture

Ambika said...

The sandwich and the bread look perfect! I also made a similar patty!

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Oh my lot of troubles:( But they looks gorgeous both the rolls and the sandwich... Great job on the challenge by overcoming the obstacles...awesome.

Rasi said...

the dutch crunch looks great!

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Sara C. said...

With all the trauma, it still looks like your bread came out great! Thanks for joining us this month!

Suja Manoj said...

Super yummy,looks so inviting.

Asiya Omar said...

wow!looks delicious. said... luks very fresh n yummy too..loved it....:-)

Amina Creations said...

the texture of the bread looks great.. must have tasted delicious.. will try this soon... thanks for sharing..

Unknown said...

wow this looks awesome dear....luv it! v nice clicks too!

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Nitha said...

Looks so yumm.. Loved the crust..

Medeja- CranberryJam said...

The whole burger made at home and with that lovely bean patty! It's an amazing food to have!

Usha Srikumar said...

Looks simply awesome and inviting...

Lifewithspices said...

Wonderful bun n burger looks absolutely inviting n yummmylicious!!

easyfoodsmith said...

Despite so many hurdles, the bread seems baked well and seems to have a lovely texture. And I love the way you served it with bean pattie. Would love to try this.

kankana said...

the whole idea is not to give up and you didn't! The bread looks lovely and the sandwich looks absolutely yummy!

farah saleem said...

what a lovely filling lunch!!!

Aarthi said...

sandwich looks so nice


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