ROAST PAAN -SRILANKAN BREAD


This is a wonderful,crunchy,unique tasty flat

bread , from the Sri Lankan cuisine . Crunchy

outside and soft inside.All bakeries of Sri Lanka

have this bread everyday. This particular bread

has a distinct flavour and aroma.Addictive to

crunch on and on.

Just a dip into any lovely curry , dal, or the

famous ‘pol sambol’ it’s no doubt a divine meal.

My favourite bread tops the list .These breads

are baked in two sizes , the smaller loaves and

bigger loaves .The shapes are different from

other breads,and the oil used in the dough is

coconut oil which contributes to the flavour.

The method of baking is different from other

breads.Before the bake ,the dough has to be

layered with a paste,baked,then removed from

layers ,and baked again crisp and brown on

both sides .Not much kneading is required.

Today I made a few loaves for dinner and my

kids loved it very much !

Do try this awesome bread and enjoy the

crunch !

INGREDIENTS

4 cups all purpose flour

1.5 tsp instant yeast

1 tbsp sugar ( I used brown , you can use white)

1 tsp salt

2-3 tbsp coconut oil


Paste for layering

1 tbsp butter

2 tbsp flour ( maida / all purpose flour)

2-3 tbsp coconut oil


METHOD

If you are using rapid / instant yeast ,add

directly to the flour.

Dry yeast has to be activated and then added.

Mix all the ingredients to a firm and soft dough,

Lightly knead and allow to prove till risen or 30

minutes. Grease the bowl with oil,before you

rest the dough in it.

After the first rise ,knead again lightly and

divide into portions .Allow the second rise ( 20

minutes).

Now make flat shapes ( like in the pic ) .

Each flattened bread has to be smeared with

the paste,and layered in a bread pan .If there’s

is space in the bread pan .Fill it with a thick foil

to avoid expansion, and retain shape.

Cover for 10-15 minutes .and bake in a 200 C

oven for 20 minutes ,change the temperature to

175 or 180 C for another 15 minutes.

Remove from oven ,and remove the layers ,

and arrange each bread ( the non crispier side

up) and bake again for another 15 minutes .

Flip the bread again to the other side and bake

again for another 10-15 minutes .

Remove from oven .

Do try this unique bread and post in your

comments !

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