Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sunflower Shape Stuffed Bread for the Valentine Week

(Adapted from the recipe posted on Home Baker's guild on Facebook)

Its February! February is synonymous with mild chilly mornings, the Kolkata Book Fair, and of course Valentine's Day.

Though the hubby man and I do not celebrate V day formally, but I love to surprise him with some new bakes. Needless to say, even my little Valentine loves it!

This time I had decided not to post anything sweet. So it had to be a savoury recipe. I got this fabulous recipe for Sunflower bread from the Home Baker's Guild on Facebook. I have forgotten the name of the member who posted it, but she had done a wonderful job of posting the recipe in pictures. Thanks you so much for this lovely recipe.
The sunflower bread can be made with any kind of bread dough and the filling can be altered as per requirement. This bread is not made of sunflowers or sunflower seeds! The name is due to the sunflower shape.

I used a filling of veggies with chopped chicken sausages but you can use paneer bhurji, soya kheema, chicken keema, or mixed veggies. The possibilities are endless. 




This stuffed bread looks beautiful and tastes yummy. 

Here is how I made it:

Ingredients:

A ball of bread dough (To check the recipe of bread dough, click here.)
Any kind of dry filling (I used a filling of veggies and chicken sausages): 1 and a half cup
Butter: 2 tablespoon (for brushing)

Process:

1. Knead the bread dough with the ingredients given in this recipe. Grease a deep bottom bowl and dunk the ball of dough in it. Keep in a warm dry place for one and a half hours.

2. The dough will rise to double it's size. Sprinkle some dry flour on the working surface and place the ball of dough on it.

3. Press the ball of dough to release the air trapped inside.

4. Divide the ball of dough into two parts using a knife. 

5. Now follow the step-by-step process as shown in the pictures below:










(You can also refer to the following video to view the steps for shaping this bread.)

6. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees C for ten minutes. Place the tray containing the sunflower bread inside the pre-heated oven.

7. Bake for 20 minutes at the same temperature. After 20 minutes, you can grill the bread using Grill mode (for about 2-3 minutes) for a evenly browned top.

8. Remove the bread from the oven and brush the top with butter.


9. Let it cool till it is warm.

Slice and enjoy with your Valentine!

I am sending this recipe to the ongoing event on KFB called "Valentine's Day Special Week".




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