Lately I have been posting too many of my cake recipes and pictures that I have been giving out to customers, that I was totally unable to make in anything or shoot anything, even if I made, However, today I decided that it has been a while that I pampered my blog and posts and so would definitely post in something really interesting.
While thinking on what to do and planning for our dinner, I realized that my pantry is almost empty!!! Thought for a while and then came up with the idea of making a bread with some stuffing. Thought I first thought of making something simple, somehow, the braided bread caught my attention and I decided I would go for it.
My stuffing is just potatoes, though I would have loved to do with Chicken…( when things are limited, you have no other choice…lol…). The moment I started kneading the dough, my son keeps buzzing in and out offering his help and wondering what I am making.
This is such a simple bread and throughout the process, my son was my assistant. He just enjoyed sprinkling the sesame seeds and brushing the butter, that once the baked bread was out, he was like…”Wow…we made it Ma and you have become a great baker” I was taken aback by surprise with his statement, though I know I am nowhere near the professionals, for my son,I am and that makes me happy.
This is just perfect for your breakfast or dinner…..
Buns were just my thoughts on utilizing the remaining dough and stuffing….
Servings – 4 medium sized braided breads + 2 buns
For the dough
4 cups All purpose flour
1 tbsp Sugar
2 tbsp Milk
4 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Instant Yeast
Warm Water as per requirement
Salt to taste
For the Filling
2 cups boiled and mashed potatoes
2 tbsp Butter
3 cups finely chopped onions
2 tbsp finely chopped chilies
1 tbsp chicken taste maker
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp Black pepper powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
2 tbsp All purpose flour
1 cup Milk
Salt to taste
Sesame seeds for topping
For the dough : – Beat the egg and keep aside. In a bowl, mix in all the ingredients along with the egg and with the addition of warm water as per requirement, make the mix into a dough.
Knead for 5 mins and leave it in a greased bowl in warm place for about 1-2 hours.
For the Filling: – In a hot pan, heat butter and saute the onions and green chilies till soft and tender
. To this add the pepper powder, garam masala, chicken taste maker ,all purpose flour, and mix. Add in the milk and cook till thickened.
. Then add the cooked and smashed potatoes, chopped coriander and salt as per requirement and mix well till everything is thoroughly mixed and blended. Leave it to cool.
Stuffing and Baking: – Punch the dough with your fist and then make it into 3-4 portions.
. On a lightly floured surface, flatten the dough to a rectangle shape.
. Place the filling in the center of the flattened dough. Then make small stripes about one inch on both sides of the dough.
. Braid the stuffing just like you used to plait your hair when going to school…lol
. Give an egg wash and then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
. Bake the braided bread in a pre-heated oven at 200C for about 20-25 minutes.
. Once taken out, brush with some melted butter and cover with a clean kitchen towel to retain the moisture.
Enjoy your homemade stuffed bread.