All purpose flour – 2 ½ cups
Instant yeast – 2 tsp
Sugar – ½ tsp
Salt – ¾ tsp
Warm milk – ½ cup + for brushing
Oil – 2 tbsp
Unsalted butter – ½ tbsp
Sesame seeds / Nuvvulu – ½ tsp
Water – to make dough + to test the yeast
For Stuffing Click here.
To test the yeast
Take a luke warm water to a bowl, add sugar, yeast. Leave it for 5 mins in warm place.
When it becomes frothy, it is good yeast.
For braided bread
Sieve the flour two times.
In a mixing bowl, add flour, salt, yeast water, oil and mix well.
Make a hole in the center, add milk and mix well. Using water, make soft dough.
To this mixture, add butter and knead well for 8 – 10 mins.
Apply oil to the air tight container, place the dough and cover it.
Keep it in a warm place for 45 mins to 1 hour or until it doubles the size.
After dough has raised punch it down and again keep it for 15 mins.
Again punch it and divide into 2 portions.
Dust the flour and take one portion ball. Roll it as oval shape with ¼ inch thickness.
Place the stuffing in the center and make equal slanting cuts on both sides.
Start braiding the strips one after the other and fold the bottom part to cover the stuffing.
Grease the baking tray and place the bread dough. Keep it aside for 20 – 25 mins.
Pre heat the oven to 3500F.
Brush the dough with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds.
Place the bread dough in oven and bake it for 20 to 25 mins.When it turns golden brown on top, take it out from oven and brush with butter. Let it cook for 15 mins.
Stuff the bread as you like.
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