A new year resolution and a bread !!!

I have not written for such a long time and so to ensure that i do keep writing and posting here,  i have decided to blog or post a recipe fromthe many sites / blogs that i follow on a regular basis.  So here goes…the first blog for 2014 and it has to be a bread.

I have been wanting to make this for such a long time…this is a recipe that i followed from Aparna’s  –  http://www.mydiversekitchen.com/  .

Here is something about Bialys  – ” Bialy, a Yiddish word short for bialystoker kuchen, from Bialystok, a city in Poland, is a small roll that is a traditional dish in Polish cuisine. A traditional bialy, or cebularz as it is known in Poland, has a diameter of up to 15 cm (6 inches) and is a chewy yeasty roll similar to a Bagel. Unlike a bagel, which is boiled before baking, a bialy is simply baked, and instead of a hole in the middle it has a depression. Before baking, this depression is filled with diced onions and other ingredients, including (depending on the recipe) garlic, poppy seeds or bread crumbs.”

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A new year resolution and a bread
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 230 degree
  2. Measure all the ingredients and set aside.
  3. Take the yeast, sugar and 40 – 50 ml of the measured water in bowl and let it sit for a min or so (till we see little bubbles forming)
  4. Sieve the maida on the platform, add the yeast & sugar solution to it and start kneading.
  5. Add the salt and continue kneading.
  6. Add water little by little and knead till the dough becomes a thick mass.
  7. Continue kneading and add water little by little till the dough becomes nice and soft and spongy.
  8. At this stage, place the soft dough inside or under a bigger vessel and let it rest for an hour or so/ till the dough doubles in size.
  9. Once the dough is rested, knock out or remove the air in dough by flattening the dough with hand.
  10. Roll the dough into a thick sausage and cut 8 equal portions and set aside.
  11. Make balls / rolls of the 8 portions and lay them on a greased baking tray.
  12. Cover the balls / rolls with cloth and let them double in size.
  13. Heat oil in a pan and add the onions to it
  14. Saute the onions on low heat till they caremelize and have a nice brown colour to them and then add rosemary to it.
Dough
  1. When rolls are ready, pick one at a time and make a dent in the centre and keep widening the centre from the inside..all the while keeping in mind that the edges should not be flattened (Once this is done, one should have a bialy of roughly 4 - 5 inches in diameter in which the centre is almost 3 inches in diameter).
  2. Fill the centre with onion filling and set it back on the greased baking tray.
  3. Repeat this with all the rolls.
  4. Brush the edges of the rolls with milk and sprinke with poppy seeds.
  5. Bake the bialys in the preheated oven at 230 deg C for 15 min or till they get a golden colour on the edges.
  6. Serve these chewy bread warm as a snack or as an accompaniment with soup.

Rosemary rolls..

The thing that used to make me enter any bakery, is the smell of baked bread…hmmmm…yummm…this is rolls my style with rosemary..I dont have a kitchen aid or mixer…so all by kneading hand 🙂

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Rosemary rolls..
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  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degree C.
  2. Measure all the ingredients and set aside.
  3. Take the yeast, sugar and 40 - 50 ml of the measured water in bowl and let it sit for a min or so (till we see little bubbles forming)
  4. Sieve the maida on the platform, add the yeast & sugar solution to it and start kneading.
  5. Add the salt and continue kneading.
  6. Add water little by little and knead till the dough becomes a thick mass, at this stage add the butter and knead the dough till all the butter is incorporated into the dough.
  7. Continue kneading and add water little by little till the dough becomes nice and soft and spongy.
  8. At this stage, place the soft dough inside or under a bigger vessel and let it rest for 10 - 15 mins.
  9. Once the dough is rested, knock out or remove the air in dough by flattening the dough with hand.
  10. Roll the dough into a thick sausage and cut 6 equal portions and set aside.
  11. Grease a 8 inch cake mold with oil or butter.
  12. Roll each portion of dough into round balls and place them as shown in the pic...
  13. Sprinkle the rosemary & chilli flakes on the rolls and rest them again in the same mold in a warm place for 15-25 mins or till the rolls double & puff up in size as shown in Pic... ( I kept the mold inside a switched off microwave, guess kitchen cupboard should also be fine).
  14. Once they have risen nicely, brush the top of the rolls with milk or eggs and bake for 10 -15 mins or till they get a nice brown colour.
  15. Once they are baked, remove from oven and set aside to cool. Brush the hot rolls with some butter..yumm...
  16. Once they have cooled for 5-10 mins, try and slowly remove the rolls out of the mold and place them on a tissue or butter paper (this will ensure that there is no collection of moisture at the bottom of the rolls and it does nor become too wet).
  17. Eat as a pav or with some olive oil or as is...enjoy!