Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chicken & Cheese Bread



Flour 3 cups
Instant yeast 1 tbsp 
Powdered milk 2 tbsp 
Salt 1 tsp
Oil 4 tbsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Egg - 1 + 1 for  egg wash

For Chicken Mixture:

Chicken boiled and shredded 1 - 1 1/2 cup
Onion chopped 3 -4 tbsp
Salt 1 tsp
Black pepper 1 tsp
Coriander leaves/ parsley 2 tbsp
Flour 2 tbsp 
Butter 2 tbsp
Milk 1 cup
Cheese 1/2 cup (or as per requirment)
Sesame seeds as required

In a bowl mix together flour, salt, sugar, milk powder, oil and 1 egg...



Separately add yeast in 1/4 cup warm water and leave it to activate... when it will get frothy texture means its activated and perfect for use 


Add in flour mixture and knead to a medium soft dough with slightly warm water, leave to rise for 1 hour


For chicken mixture, heat butter


add chopped onion... fry till soften


Add flour mix well 


add milk in it... mix immediately or this mixture will get lumpy...


add salt, black pepper and all spice pd and cook till it get thickens 


add the shredded chicken mix till everything combined 


add chopped parsley... and let it cool completely  


now... punch down the raised dough.... 


knead it one more time 


divide dough into 4 parts or 6 depending what size of bread you want... roll the dough into rectangular shape



put filling in the center sprinkle cheese over it ... (you can skip cheese in this step if you want only chicken bread) 


cut the side diagonally as seen in the picture with sharp knife


fold each side inward overlapping each piece like braid 


complete folding till end 


put them on greased baking tray... and leave them for second rise (around 20 minutes)


now brush top with egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds


Bake the in pre heated oven on 350 F /180 C



Right after taking out of the oven apply butter well on whole bread and let it rest covered with a cloth for 2-3 min to soften the bread completely


and serve





5 comments:

  1. my bread was a bit hard.
    can u explain why?

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    1. sure, when take it out from oven, right away apply butter all over and cover it... n let it stay this way... this help keep ur bread soften... hope it helps :)

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  2. for how long I have to bake?

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    1. till you see golden color on top... looks cooked to you... it varries but it takes around 25 - 35 minutes

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  3. Can i bake it earlier and reheat in micro before serving?

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