Sunday, January 25, 2015

Whole Wheat Fusion Fenugreek Pull Part Loaf

Whole Wheat Fusion Fenugreek Pull Part Loaf

Okay, so the name sounds interesting right?? And trust me as you,will read the description and then the ingredient of the bread, you will find it even more interesting. :)

Starting with why did I named it a fusion bread??? Because, I have used indian seasoning ingredients like cumin seeds, garam masala, coriander powder, turmeric and so on.. So,  uh kg indian flavors in western bread loaf was the while idea behind a Fusion.. 

Winter in India means lots of fresh green leafy veggies. And I make best use of them and try to incorporate them as much as I can in my meals. Few days back when I made this loaf, a thought strike my mind, can't a bread be flavoured with these amazing vitamin and iron rich leafy veggies?? So, without any delay I prepared this whole wheat loaf using indian seasoning ingredients and flavoured it with fresh fenugreek leaves. 

Very moist, very buttery, flavourful and healthy loaf. :)

- 1.5 cups whole wheat flour ( I have used my regular multigrain atta)+ some for rolling and dusting
- 3/4 cups lukewarm water
- 1.5 tsp sugar
- 1.5 tsp instant activated yeast ( double the quantity if you are using the active dry yeast)
- butter 1/4 cup melted
- 1/4 cup freshly chopped fenugreek leaves
- salt to taste 
- 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp. Garam masala
- 1/2 tsp. coriander powder

For herbed butter
- 3 to 4 finely chopped garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/4 tsp black pepper powder

- 1 tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp. of milk for brushing

Process for herbed butter
1. Take a small pan, heat butter.
2. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds or so.
3. Add black pepper powder.
4. Mix throughly, and turn off the flame. 

1. In a  bowl take water which is warmed to just lukewarm.
2. Add sugar and yeast then Sprinkle some flour. Stir it and leave for at least 10 mints.
3. In a separate big bowl take flour, add salt with rest of the seasoning ingredients ( coriander powder, cumin seeds, garam masala and turmeric powder). Also, add the freshly chopped fenugreek leaf. 
4. Once yeast if proved, add the yeast mix to the flour. And mix nicely, to get a sticky mess of flour and water.
5. Now add the melted butter, and knead the dough for at least 10 minutes.
6. Once the dough is kneaded well, grease the dough and a bowl in which we need to keep the dough and let it rest for first proofing. 
7. Cover the dough with a cloth, and let the dough rest in a warm spot for approx. 45 mints. Or till the dough doubles.
8. Now, dust the dough and your hands a little, punch the dough and deflate all the air. Knead the dough for another minute or so.
9. On your work surface sprinkle some dry flour and roll the dough in one big oval or rectangular disc.
10. On the rolled dough spread the herbed butter prepared above evenly.
11. Now with the help of a sharp knife cut 5-6 stripes of the dough lengths wise. Please ensure the width of each stripe is same.
12. Now, Stack these stripes one on other. 
13. Cut 5-6 cubes of equal width of this stacked stripes.
14. Arrange these cubes, in a greased loaf pan once adjacent to another.
15. Cover the loaf pan with a cloth and let it rest at warm spot for 2nd proving for approx. 1 hour.
16. Once the dough is doubled again, bake it in preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 25+ mints. Or the loaf turn nice golden brown.
17. While the loaf is baking, brush the loaf with milk and butter mix. In the beginning and towards the end.

Your yummy flavoured homemade and own made bread is ready to enjoy... :) :)

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