It was a long day yesterday. But since I promised myself ( read:the kids) that I shall bake bread every Tuesday and Saturday, so well – here it is.
I baked it and I am not exactly sure if I would have felt better that it was gobbled down or if it had been savoured at a leisurely pace.
When you put in a lot of effort in getting the bake together, you wonder what is the best way to do justice to its deliciousness. As you watch small children and elderly canines impatiently waiting next to the oven trying to catch a whiff of what’s being baked, you hope it will be enjoyed.
And while sometimes you find contentment in seeing your child wolf it down ( because it is so yum) at other times you find it in seeing them take small bites to actually taste it ( because it is so yum). This Wholewheat cheese stuffed bread with garlic and parsley was eaten both ways
Used coconut sugar to activate yeast.
1 cup Wholewheat flour ( I used Flour X from TWF Flours)
1 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp coconut sugar
1/2 tbsp oil
1/4 cup warm water
1/4 tsp salt
Red chilly flakes
1 tsp dried parsley
Grated cheese ( as much as you want – but I kept it to 3 tbsp)
Chopped garlic that is mixed with 1 1/2 tbsp melted butter
Cup size – 250 ml
- Make the water lukewarm and dissolve the coconut sugar in it.
- Add the yeast and leave it to bloom, for 8-10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, sift the wholewheat flour a couple of times and add the salt.
- Make a well in the centre and add the activated yeast and start kneading. Bring the dough together and add the oil as you keep mixing.
- Knead for about 8 – 10 minutes, place it into a container which is greased and cover the container with moist cloth and keep a lid on it.
- Allow the dough to double – it will take about 1 or 2 hours depending on the weather.
- Once it doubles, punch it down and knead again for a couple of minutes.
- Divide it into two portions or you can make three smaller sized portions too.
- Roll it round and then brush it with the garlic butter mix. Sprinkle cheese on one half.
- Fold it over to close it and then make slight slits with a knife.
- Brush the top with the same garlic butter mix and sprinkle dried parsley.
- Place the bread onto the baking tray slowly.
- Keep it aside for 10 minutes until the oven preheats at 200 degrees C.
- It will rise some more.
- Reduce oven temperature to 180 degrees C and bake for 25-30 minutes until done.
- Take it out of the oven. Brush the tops lightly with the remaining butter garlic mix and keep aside.
- Cut the pieces and eat!
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