|125 gms All purpose flour|
|45 ml Luke warm Milk|
|1 tbsp Sugar|
|1 tbsp Melted Butter|
|2 tbsp Yogurt|
|a pinch Baking soda|
|1 tsp Lemon zest|
|1/4 tsp Salt|
|1 tsp Instant Yeast|
|1 tbsp Milk +oil|
|3 tbsp Nutella|
|1 tbsp Butter|
The theme for this month is braided bread and the host is Gayathri of Gayathri cook spot.When I saw the theme, I knew I would bake this bread from I camp in my kitchen and blog about it since I couldnt blog about this bread last time I baked it. Both my kids love Nutella and I baked this when my son was home. But i was so busy that day that I forgot to take the pictures of this beautiful but what was more important is that he loved this bread. Now I am waiting for my daughter to come home to bake this again.
Anyway as I baked this bread, I was wondering as who would eat this bread since my kids are away. Well, friends come to the rescue.My very talented friend who does magic with her sewing machine rescued me and my bread :). Hope she like it.
To make the dough
Mix the yogurt and soda in a cup and keep aside for few minutes till froths up
Add flour, salt, sugar, yeast to the bowl of the stand mixer and mix well.
Now add slowly the milk, yogurt mixture , melted butter and run the stand mixer in MINIMUM till all the dough comes together. If necessary add 1 tbsp of water to get a required consistency of the dough
Now increase the speed of the kneading to SPEED 1 and knead it for 7 minutes. Take out the soft pliable dough and keep it covered in a well oiled bowl for an hour so that it doubles in volume
Now take out the dough and punch it down a little . Divide it into 4 equal parts
Roll out each part into a 6 " diameter circle
Line a baking tray with parchment paper
To make the braid
Place one circle on this tray. Spread 1 tbsp of nutella on it evenly leaving a gap of 1" around the circumference.
Now place the next circle on this and spread nutella again. Repeat with another layer and finally place a circle on the top. Press down on all the sides
Keep a small circular object in the center and make cuts from the circumference towards the center at equal intervals. I made 12 cuts
Keeping the circular object intact, start twisting each portion. I twisted it thrice. Make all the twists similar way. Now take out the circular object. Cover this loosely and place it in a warm place to rise again for an hour
To bake this beautiful Braided bread
Preheat the oven to 180C
Brush the bread with milk oil mixture
Bake for 20-25 minutes or till it starts to brown
Switch off the oven and transfer this to a cooling rack. Brush with butter and serve
This month’s Bread Baker’s theme is Braided Breads and is hosted by Gayathri Kumar of Gayathri’s Cook Spot
Here is the collection of all the beautiful braided breads from our team.
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