Monday, February 21, 2011

Braided Bread



By friday, my fridge faces drought. There will be nothing in it except for some eggs and cheese! So, that makes yet another reason for omy to open and play with cold air!!!!
Thanks to the mandatory 'eat out' rule on Friday nights. 
Poor Saturday is awful with mostly no food in the kitchen and by Sunday the grocery shopping makes the inside of my fridge a food market... With all stuff pressed in to fit!

Anyways, sometime back on a friday there was nothing to snack..not even Omy's cookies! 
And then I remembered the Bookmarked 'Aipi's braided bread' recipe. I have never craved for bread, but this one made me.. so then there I was with my first baked bread.
I just stuffed some nuts and raisins.


All purpose flour ........................... 1 1/2 cups
Atta or whole wheat flour ............ 1 cup
Rapid rise Yeast ............................1/2 tbsp
Oil ...............................................   2  tbsp
Sugar ........................................... 1/2 tbsp
Salt .............................................. 3/4 tsp
Warm milk ...................................1 cup
nuts and raisins or any filling of your choice.


I had no patience to do it step by step. So i just put everything in my blender and gave a mix. After it started to become a big lump, I took the dough and started kneading with my hands.
After a good hard work on the dough, as Aipi says
"Roll it into a rectangular shape. Place the filling in the center. Leave 2 inch on each side  place the filling in the center. Leaving an inch from one side and cut sideways on either side at equal distance. The number of cuts on each side should be the same. Leave the end closest to the filling attached. "Braid" the strips up over the filling, tucking in loose ends and wrapping the final piece or two under the bread. Let it rise again, about half an hour. Meanwhile cover the bread with a wet cloth to avoid drying.  Brush the top with milk and bake in a preheated oven at 375 deg F for 17-20 minutes till the outer crust gets a light golden brown color. "


Neither did I have time to cut it open and click pictures nor I had the patience to click when Omy took the bite..He loves the 'dip and eat' rule and had enough time to dip the bread in strawberry preserve and  I  hardly had an inch of bread left when hubby came home!!! It was truly amazing... A nice warm home made bread melts in the mouth.. worth a try!

There he is with the Strawberry jam.




31 comments:

  1. Good job dear..looks so yummy!!
    vava is so adorable :)

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  2. Perfect braided bread,wonderful...
    He seems helping mama..so cute:)

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  3. Your braided bread has turned out really perfect and your baby is very cute :)

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  4. Perfect braided bread, loved the beautiful color, of course loved another cutie too who is trying to help u :):)

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  5. Bread looks amazing with golden color and design. U r son is sooo cute.

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  6. Thats a lovely braided bread....I am sure gonna try this ....cute looking prince

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  7. Perfect braided bread looks delicious.

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  8. lovely and perfectly braided bread and looks very tempting.

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  9. ooh that looks wonderful... and whatever u say... ur omy is cho cute :D

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  10. wow !!! just perfect yaar, very well done..Sure i'll try this..Ur lil prince is sooooo cute..

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  11. Perfect and love the crust...
    Your kid is soooooo cutttteeee...

    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

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  12. Bread looks so inviting. also your little prince looks cho cute !Enjoy this moments.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  13. Thats one perfect looking bread.No wonder Omy couldn't wait, even I would have taken a bite as soon as its out off the oven.

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  14. Rachu-really good job on the braiding, very neatly done..Isn't it the best feeling in the world when you make something n your little one likes it :) Did I say before he is very very cute :)

    Thanks a lot for trying it out n linking it to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

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  15. the braid has come out so well Rachu.

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  16. The bread has come out so perfect and you kid is sooo cute.

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  17. Bread looks perfectly baked...seems like ur baby is helping himself with jam looking at the beautiful bread mummy baked ..v cute:)

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  18. hmmm so perfect and yummy bread :) ur kid s sooo cute :)

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  19. Bread looks perfect..looks so professional..Also, your son look so cute and adorable..God bless! Enjoy!

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  20. braided bread looks perfect...........

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  21. Hi. First time here.
    The braided bread looks great, I keep making this and crave for more.
    You can also send it to my event 'Only' Cooking with bread.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  22. Braided bread looks soft and delicious..
    He looks so cute.

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  23. healthy delicious bread little guys looks busy

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  24. wow..awesome!!...looks so delicious

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  25. Great job with the bread....and love ur prince.

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  26. vaava looks so cute.. oru vayassayo vaavakku? my daughter is 1yr 1month.. :) bread looks awesome..

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  27. Your braid looks pretty and of course delicious!

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  28. Bread looks perfect and you have done it so well Baby looks so adorable .

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  29. Perfect bread with a lovely golden colour..

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  30. You have a lovely blog..wonderful snaps too..happy to follow u..

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