Bread baking is one of my favourite and if you look at my bread recipe index you will understand my passion. I have tried so many varieties of bread so far and there are so many yet to explore. Bread Bakers gives me the opportunity to bake a bread every month and with a theme to follow it becomes more interesting. This month’s host Mir of The Schizo Chef chose Naturally Colored Breads as the theme. We need to use natural ingredients to colour the bread with out any additives or chemical colours.
Ever since I saw butter flake bread in my Insta feed, I have been itching to try it. But as I am not baking regularly because of my diet, I was waiting for some reason to bake. This month’s theme was just perfect to try out the butter flake bread. It is nothing but pull apart bread but with a beautiful finish. I have some recipes which I use as the base for other recipes. For breads, it is always the tangzong method. Recently one of my readers asked me for a simple recipe for loaf, and when I recommended tangzong, she wanted something easier. Then I searched for a simple recipe in my blog and there was one sandwich bread recipe which was the simplest. So I gave her the link to follow. When I decided to make the butter flake bread, I first wanted to try tangzong, but being lazy, I opted for the simple recipe which I shared.
As we need to colour the bread naturally, I chose to use coriander leaves. You can also use spinach for the green. Colouring the bread is quite easy. You can either use carrots or beets or greens and while adding the puree, just substitute it for water. That is how easy it is. I pureed the coriander leaves and added it without straining. If you don’t want the green speckles in the bread, then strain the juice and use it instead. But you might miss out on flavour. For the filling I used onion, garlic and basil along with butter. It was such a flavourful bread and my daughter had it for lunch last Sunday. You can also add grated cheese in the filling for a cheesy delight.
For The Bread:
Maida / All Purpose Flour – 1 1/2 cups
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Sugar – 1 tbs
Instant Yeast – 1/2 tsp
Melted Butter – 1 tbs
Coriander Leaves – a bunch
Water – 1/2 cup + 1 tbs
For The Filling:
Butter – 2 tbs
Garlic Powder – 1/2 tsp
Onion Flakes – 1/2 tsp
Dried Basil – 1 tsp
In a bowl mix together flour, sugar, salt, yeast and butter.
Take coriander leaves in a mixer jar and add little water and grind it to a fine paste.
Add the remaining water to it and mix well.
Add this to the flour mixture and make a soft dough.
Knead the dough for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
Oil a bowl, place the dough inside, coat the dough with oil and cover with cling film.
Set it aside for an hour or until the dough is double in volume.
Preheat oven to 200°C.
Take the dough to counter, roll it into a thin disc.
Cut circles on the disc using a cookie cutter or a bowl.
Mix together the filling ingredients.
Apply it on the circles using a pastry brush.
Fold each circle into half.
Grease a 7″ * 3″ loaf tin and arrange the circles in it.
Once all the dough is used up, cover it and set aside for 10 minutes.
Brush the top with milk and sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves on top.
Bake in oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until the top is golden.
Remove from oven, brush the top with more butter and serve it hot.
Naturally Colorful Breads List by #BreadBakers
- Cheesy Kale, Tomato and Chile Focaccia from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Coriander Butterflake Bread from Gayathri’s Cook Spot
- Coriander Cumin Bread from Sizzling Tastebuds
- Feta Sun-dried Tomato Quick Bread from Food Lust People Love
- Purple Yam Sweet Potato Bread from The Schizo Chef
- Spinach Beetroot Wheat Bread from Anybody Can Bake
- Spinach Sandwich Rolls from Cook’s Hideout
- Tangzhong Method Spinach Bread from Sneha’s Recipe
- Turmeric & Garlic Pull Apart Bread from Mayuri’s Jikoni
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