Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Whole Wheat Mixed Vegetable stuffed Sunflower Bread

Whole Wheat Mixed Vegetable stuffed Sunflower Bread

Today my creative hat was on since morning, was craving to do something different. Till evening I was still not able to make up my mind, what to do.. Then I thought of preparing some different kind of pizza today, naah, not interested in consuming APF/ maida.
Voila, whole wheat pizza clicked onto my mind.. But, :P wasn't good enough to excite me..:D
Suddenly I remembered this picture of a Sunflower Bread and since then I was in love with it. Today since I wanted to do something creative and healthy I ended up my own whole wheat version of this bread with my kind of tangy tomato and basil mixed veggies stuffing.

Today yeast became my best friend and bloomed better than I expected. So everything came well in place and my experiment of this bread was super successful :)

Ingredients (for dough)
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1.5 tsp active dry yeast (I use Gloripan)
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp mixed herbs
- salt to taste
- 3 tbsp melted butter
- little oil for greasing the bowl
- little flour for rolling the dough
- 1/4 cup milk for milk wash
- 1 tsp sesame seeds

Ingredients for filling/stuffing
- 3 tomatoes (grated/grounded)
- 1 fine chopped onion
- 1/2 cup fine chopped mixed colour Bell Peppers
- 1/4 cup fine chopped carrots
- 1/4 cup fine sliced baby corn
- 1/4 cup fine chopped French beans
- 1/2 shredded cheese (I used mix of mozzarella and processed cheese)
- salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp of black pepper powder
- 1 tbsp mixed herbs
- 1 tsp basil (I used dried one)
- 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic paste

For preparing dough

1. Take a small bowl and add lukewarm water, mix sugar and year to the water stir with a fork and let it rest for 10 minutes minimum, or till the yeast is bloomed/bubbled up nicely.

2. Now in a separate big bowl take flour, salt, garlic powder, garlic paste, mixed herb and mix them well.

3. To this mixture add the yeast water and mix the dough would be sticky at this point of time.
4. Now add butter to this dough and knead for at least 7-8 minutes.
5. Once the dough is turned nice and soft, grease the dough and the bowl & keep it covered to proof for at least 45 minutes or till it doubles.

To prepare filling
1. Take a pan, and put it on medium flame. Heat some oil.
2. Add onion and garlic paste and cook till translucent
3. Once done add tomato paste and salt and cook for about a minute.
4. Now add rest of the veggies and tomato ketchup and cook for 2 more minutes.
5. Add herbs, basil and  black pepper and cook for another couple of minutes.
6. If you feel the veggie mixture is little moist/watery cook further as we want very smooth veggie which is neither too crumbly nor too runny, else while assembling the bread you'll face problems.
7. Once veggies are done, let it cool.
8. Once it comes to room temperature, add half of the cheese to the veggie mixture and mix it well.

Assembling of the bead

1. Divide the dough in 2 equal parts
2. Roll both the dough balls using little flour, the rolled dough should neither be very thick nor too thin. Approx diameter of 8 inches as sown in pic below.

3. Now transfer one of the chapatis on the greased baking tray and spread the stuffing as shown in pic. below

4. Once done, spread some cheese on stuffing as shown below

5. Now gently keep second chapati on the first once and press very gently with hands. And, seal the edges with a fork.

6. Keep a small bowl in middle of the chapati and press very gently as shown below.

7. Now, mark cuts in the outer circle/ edges of the round as shown in the picture below

8. Once done, very gently twist the cuts to form a petal shape.
9. With your fingers bring both the edges together and ensure they are sealed.

10. Repeat this process for all the cuts and turn them in flower petal.
11. Once done, cover the bread and let it rest for at least 25-30 minutes
12. After it's done, apply milk wash on bread along with sesame seeds on the inner circle. 
13. Adding cheese on top is optional.
14. Bake the bread on 200 degrees C in a preheated oven for first 30 minutes then keep an eye till it turns nice golden brown.

Your yummy baked sunflower is ready to gobble...:)

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