Home Baked Bread

Home Baked Bread - Indian Cuisine at Kitchen by Nidhi
I never thought I will bake a bread, for two reasons I didn’t have the bread kneading mixer and another always thought it goes little flat if we make at home. I was wrong, I tried twice and I jumped out of happiness seeing the result. Just one thing I realized that you need patience while making a bread.
Ingredients & methods of Home Baked Bread

    · 3 ½ cups of flour (maida)
    · ½ cup of wheat flour
    · 1 tea spoon of baking powder
    · 1 tea spoon of salt
    · 3 table spoons of butter (you can use olive oil as well but butter taste better)
    · 3 tablespoons of sugar (granules)
    · 1.5 teaspoons of instant yeast
    · 1 cup of luke warm water for yeast + 1 cup more

    · In a glass bowl add sugar, yeast and a cup of luke warm water. Cover it and keep it aside for 5 minutes. Till the yeast bubbles up sieve flour(maida), wheat flour, salt and baking powder together 3 times. In a flat big vessel add the mixed flour, butter and the yeast.

    Start kneading it, you will need to add little more water but make sure the dough is quite soft. If its sticking to your hand dust a bit of flour or apply little oil. In a glass bowl keep the kneaded dough, brush it with oil and cover it either with a cling wrap or damp cloth.

    Make sure you take the bowl is three times bigger than your dough as the dough is going to rise. After 2 hours punch the dough and again cover it for an hour. Take the dough out, dust some flour and knead it for 2-3 minutes. Grease and dust your bread box with flour and place the dough. Brush oil to it. Put the lid of the bread box and keep it aside for 50 minutes.

    Pre-heat the oven at 175 degrees Celsius and bake the bread for nearly 1 hour 10 minutes. Please do not forget to close the bread box lid. Every 30 minutes brush it with butter and put it for baking.

    When the bread turns brown take it out from the oven but let it remain in the bread box to cool. After an hour take the bread out from the box. Slice it and toast it.
You can dust garlic powder and dry oregano just before you put the bread in the oven.