Thursday, 30 May 2013

Home made Bread

 

 
Making Bread at home is such an easy thing. You can customise it the way you want. & also add in some stuffing of your choice. Sometimes I feel lazy & I just pick up bread from the store. The store brought bread are very cheaper compared to the one made at home. But definitely the one made at home tastes better & free from any preservatives. You can also enjoy it hot.

Hot Bread reminds me of my childhood days. My Pappa used to buy fresh hot bread from Cosmos Bakery in Madikeri. Since its hot the bread would not be sliced. Once Pappas gets it home, me & my sister start digging into the centre & will make a big well in the bread:) Well in the bread also reminds me of my hostel days. Every Sunday's we used to get bread for breakfast. The Bread again used to be unsliced ones. So we would see everyone just eating the centre part & the outside will remain like an empty box:) Now coming back to the recipe, I made this more like a sub then a Loaf. I also made some small dinner rolls around 4 out of this. We had these hot bread with fried egg, Butter & Jam. Hot Bread & butter is an amazing combination:) My lill 2 year old also loved this for breakfast with butter. This is how I made them



Ingredients:
  • 500 gms Bread flour or All purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • Salt- 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1.5 Tbspn Instant dry yeast
  • 2 Tbsp Oil- 4 tbsp
Method:
  1. Mix the yeast in the lukewarm water along with the sugar. Do not stir in, Just let it rest for about 2 mins. Now slowly stir in & rest it again until it gets very foamy.
  2. Now mix all the above ingredients to a sticky dough.
  3. You may need to add a few spoons of flour or water to achieve the right texture. Knead this well for about 5 to 8 mins.
  4. Let the dough rise for an hour in a warm place. keep it covered with a kitchen towel.
  5. Gently press the dough to release the air and divide the dough into two.
  6. Shape it into two 8 - 10 inch sub & let it rest again for another 20 mins in the baking tray. Cover with a cling wrap.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180 deg C and bake for 30- 35 minutes.
  8. Make sure you cool it first before slicing or just dig in & have like I did:)

 

10 comments:

  1. looks really nice... i've been wanting to make bread at home, should try soon...

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    1. They are easier than chapathi Rafeeda. Must try:)

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  2. Hi, i love your bread and everything else about this blog :) the new version of ur blog is very nice too :) keep rocking !!

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    1. Thx Chella:) I am so happy to know that u like the new look😊

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  3. I have to agree that home made bread is certainly way better than buying. Also, we can customize as per our liking. The bread looks superb and fabulous. Never made bread before but after seeing your version, I am certainly tempted.

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  4. Loved it.. Bookmarked this recipe.. I am going to give this a try soon dear :-)

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  5. Best thing about homemade bread is the aroma you get when it is getting freshly baked in the oven..
    and off course you can't beat the homemade taste too..yours look perfectly baked

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  6. Your homemade bread looks wonderful and perfectly made. I agree, homemade bread taste much better and you can use the best ingredients you can get without any preservatives. Plus, the aroma is simply divine when the bread is baking. I don't buy bread/buns from stores ever since I made my own at home. Thanks for sharing this one.

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    1. Thx Amy:) the only disadvantage I see is that I eat a lot of bread when it's home made & if its store brought its max 2 slices. So now portion control is too tough:)

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