NO KNEAD WHITE BREAD


White flour is refined flour,adding chemicals in

the process to whiten/ bleach it .

In the past,all baking was done with white

flour,but now due to health awareness,there

are enormous expertise baking with other

flours.

Still,we seek for the white flour,as we are used

to the white flour in cakes,bread,biscuits….and

many more to list .

So today’s recipe is a white flour bread .For me

it’s always random measurements obedient to

my sense of touch and eye.

I like ghee,coconut oil,olive oil in bread .

For other recipes like brioche,butter is good .

It was a perfect loaf,so do try your hand at

baking this loaf .

Anyway, let’s get into the recipe .

INGREDIENTS

2.5 -3 cups flour

1+1/2 tsp yeast

A pinch of baking soda ( optional)

2 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp milk powder ( helps in hydration)

1 tsp salt

METHOD

•Add a little warm water to the yeast and

sugar .

•Mix and sprinkle 2 tbsp of flour.

•Cover and allow to get frothy .

•Once you see it creamy ,add the flour,salt,

baking powder,milk powder and mix with a

spatula or hand ( use lukewarm water).

•Add ghee and mix well.

•Cover and allow to prove double .

•Sprinkle some flour on a floured board ,and

lightly stretch and fold to a count of 30 .

•Fold to a loaf and transfer the dough to a loaf

tin greased well on all sides.

•Cover the dough with cling wrap or cloth .

•Let it rise in the tin.

•Bake in a 200C oven for the first 15 minutes.

•Reduce heat to 175C and bake for another 35

minutes .

•Once you remove from oven ,apply butter on

the top .

•Remove from tin and allow to cool.

•Cut slices after it is cool.

BUTTERMILK BREAD


This bread was soft and tasty , mixed in a

different way . This lockdown has unlocked all

bread baking techniques in many,and made

many to attempt making bread at home .

Negativity turned positive!Even I frequently

make bread at home ,trying all methods and

varieties.Beetroot wine bread,Whey bread,….,

and today it’s buttermilk bread with white

flour .It turned out good and tasted cheesy .

Made a paneer loaf with the remaining

stuffing I used for stuffed capsicum.That was

yummy too!

Now to the recipe

INGREDIENTS

3-4 cups flour

2 tsp yeast

1 tbsp sugar

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup milk

2 tsp salt

3 tbsp melted ghee/butter

3 tbsp flour

1 whole egg + egg yolk

METHOD

Warm the milk ,and add 3 tbsp flour,sugar and

the yeast,

Mix the flour,salt and the rest of the ingredient,

except ghee and knead to a soft dough

( photo:punched down after the first rise)

Add ghee/ butter and knead again .

Do not get confused if the dough is sticky .

Allow to rise for 20-30 minutes . ( as buttermilk

is used it will double quick)

Knead lightly again and transfer into greased

loaf tins .Let it rise in the tin for another 15

minutes.

Bake in a preheated oven 200C for 25-30

minutes.