I had some thick water drained from my biryani rice and don't want to throw it as was full of aroma and flavour. So thought to bake some bread and use this in kneading my dough as it was long I baked any bread. But then I thought why not to give it some artistic twist and bake some more flavours and designs of bread from this perfect dough. I saw some patterned bread pictures few days back, on Internet . Keeping that in my mind , I tried to make these four types of breads, which are loved by everyone in both taste and look. So here is the technique and tips with step wise pics for baking these cuties. Hope you all will definitely give it a try and come up with your feedback too.
FOUR DIFFERENT BREADS FROM SAME GARLIC HERB DOUGH AND PANEER ZATAAR FILLING
Serves: 3-4 ( each bread)
Time: 1 1/2 hr ( leaving proofing and resting time)
For dough :
4 cup all purpose flour / whole wheat flour/ chapatti flour
1 tsp active dry yeast
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup warm water
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp garlic powder or minced garlic
1/2 tsp thyme leaves(optional)
1/2 tsp rosemary leaves ( optional)
2 -3 tbsp oil
1 cup warm water to knead dough ( I used drained water from biryani rice)
Milk to brush
Ghee or butter for final brushing
1 cup crumbled cottage cheese ( paneer)
1/2 cup Zataar mix
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1/4 tsp chaat masala powder
Salt to taste
*** You can use any filling of your choice ( potato filling, paneer filling, Nutella filling etc)
Add sugar in warm water and then mix yeast in it and let it rest for 10-15 mins or till it become frothy.
Add salt, garlic powder or garlic, oregano, thyme , rosemary leaves and oil in flour and knead with yeast and warm water till it become soft, shiny and nonsticky dough.
It may seem very sticky at the beginning but will become manageable after 6-7 mins of kneading.
It will take 8 to 10 mins or even more ,to get perfect dough . apply some oil on it and cover with damp cloth, let it rest for 2 -3 hrs in a warm place like in closed microwave/oven or till it doubles it volume.
Now punch the dough, again knead for 4-5 mins and cut in four equal parts.
Till then mix all the filling ingredients together . Keep aside for later use.
Cut the dough in four equal parts for four breads.
**** While making one bread , keep rest of dough covered.
First of all take 1 part dough and cut it in two equal size dough. Roll a little thick chapatti from it , place it on a baking tray lined with butter paper and spread paneer zataar filling on it evenly , leaving edges.
Press it firmly to stick on the dough.Now make another thick chapatti from another part of dough and place it over filling, covering it fully.
Now press the edges to seal. Using a big round bowl you can cut it to get perfect round shape flower.
Now Place a small round cookie cutter or bowl at the center and make cuts on the dough as shown in pic.
Now twist each cut part as shown . Sprinkle some sesame seeds all over it and cover . Place at some warm place for second rise for at least 30 - 40 mins .
Till then prepare for another bread.
Now brush it with some milk and bake for 15-20 mins at 220 degree C in a preheated oven or till desired colour it acquired.
Remove from oven and brush some butter or ghee to get nice shiny finish and soft bread for long time.
Enjoy warm with hot cup of tea or coffee.
You can prepare this for any b'day party or in evening snacks or for kids tiffin too, they will love to relish on these beautiful paneer filled breads.
Now take 1 part of dough and cut it in gooseberry size small doughs. Take one dough and roll it to round chapatti and using a 3-4 inch diameter cookie cutter or bowl, cut round shape. Now make four equal size cuts on it as shown in pic.
Place 1 tsp filling at the center and fold cuts as shown in pic. Your rose shape is ready. Place it on a baking tray lined with butter paper. Similarly make all the roses and sprinkle some sesame seeds on it.
*** Always keep prepared roses at some distance during second rise ,to avoid sticking on rising and baking. Otherwise it will ruin the shape of roses.
Now cover it and let it rest for 30-40 mins at a warm place. Now brush it with milk and bake at 220C for 15 -20 mins or till desired colour is acquired.
Remove from oven and brush with some ghee or butter.
Now let it out and cool on a wire rack.
Your savory yummy rose bread is ready to be served with a cup of tea or coffee.
Kids will also enjoy it with some sauce . You can prepare it for your kitty party or for tiffin snacks too.
Take 1 part of the dough and cut in two equal halves. Roll one part to a thick round chapatti , place on a baking tray lined with butter paper and spread filling on it evenly, leaving edges. Press it firmly to stick on dough. Now roll another half of dough to thick round chapatti of same size and place on filling, covering it completely. Press the edges to seal. Now place a small round cookie cutter or bowl at the center and make cuts as shown in pic.
Now hold two cut strips in both hands and twist them in opposite directions. Now stick their edges together. Similarly do with all the strips. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on it.
Now cover it and let it rest for 30-40 mins. Then brush it with milk and bake it at 220 degreeC for 15 -20 mins.
Remove from oven and brush with some butter or ghee.
Now let it cool on a wire rack and your star bread is ready to be served to your kids.
Enjoy this lovely bread with your tea or coffee..
Take the last piece of dough and any left over from other doughs, cut in four equal parts. Now roll each dough in long ropes.
Now tuck one end of each rope together and make braid as shown in pic. Place on a baking tray lined with butter paper. Sprinkle some sesame seed all over it.
*** If you are not comfortable with four rope then go with three. And make braid as we do with hair.
Now cover it and let it rest for 30-40 mins then brush it with some milk and bake at 220 degree C in a preheated oven for 15-20 mins or till it become nice golden.
Now remove from oven and brush it with some ghee or butter.
Let it cool completely on a wire rack before slicing, to get neat slices.
Your yummy garlic herbed slices are ready to be served with butter or to be toasted.
Enjoy with hot tea or coffee.
**** Never divide bread dough by stretching,other wise the gluten formed during kneading will damage, just use knife or dough cutter to cut dough in pieces.
So bake these cuties and please your kids and family with your creativity. I tried to explain all the tips and tricks but if any thing left then please let me know by dropping down your queries and suggestions in comment box below. Your comments and suggestions meant a lot.