Monday, March 28, 2011

Whole Wheat Braided Bread-March challenge -Fresh from the Oven


Hi
Was a little tied up with my daughter's exam and i could not blog all these days.Hopefully i will be a regular from now on:-)
This month's challenge for Fresh from the Oven is from Helen of Fuss free flavours.She challenged us to bake something yeasted using flour which you know either where it was grown or where it was milled.I am not sure about other countries but here in India most of us do get the flour milled in a local flour mill. I do. Am not a great fan of the store bought flours .So i decided that i will go ahead with the whole wheat braided bread from the flour that i get milled from the local flour mill.

INGREDIENT

Whole wheat flour 2 1/2 cups

Salt 3/4 tsp

Active dry Yeast 2 1/2 tsp

Sugar 1/2 tsp

Oil 2tbsp

Warm water 3/4 cup to 1 cup

PREPARATION

Mix yeast with half the water and little sugar and set it aside to froth up


Sift the flour with the salt and in a bowl


Now add the yeast water mixtue to the flour and knead well.

Transfer this sticky dough to a wooden board, sprinkle little flour and knead till dough becomes pliable

Keep it covered in a well oiled bowl and let it rise(45-60 minutes)


Click HERE for the savoury filling or make your own filling

Preheat the oven at 190 C

If your dough has risen by now , transfer it to a wooden board

Roll it into a rectangle( not very thin)

Keep the filling in the center along the long side

Make serrations on either side as shown


Sprinkle mozzarella on it

Plait it softly covering the filling


Transfer it to a oiled tray and let it rise for another 20 minutes. Apply milk or egg wash on this for that lovely golden crust

Bake in the hot oven till the bread turns golden brown approximately 15-20 minutes

This bakes well as a mini stuffed bun too:-)


Tastes yummy with that savoury filling