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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Chicken Bread Sandwich



Chicken Bread: Step 1

Roll out the dough into a rectangle.



Chicken Bread: Step 2

Put your filling in the center of the rectangle and make slits on both of the longer sides.




Chicken Bread: Step 3

Start bringing the topmost slit ends across from each other alternately.




Chicken Bread: Step 4

Keep going, remember to alternate, like a criss-cross fashion. Left to right...right to left.



Chicken Bread: Step 5

This is how it will look as you get further down the bread with the crossing of the sides/braiding.



Chicken Bread: Step 6

When you reach the end, leave a tail at the bottom, just for the appearance. You can just tuck everything neatly in if you like, but u can make a tail at the bottom of the loaf. :)



Chicken Bread: Step 7

Grease a tray and place your breads. The recipe says to make 2 loaves but I prefer dividing it into three and making three average sized loaves. That is up to your preference!



Chicken Bread: Step 8

Apply egg-wash and sprinkle the sesame seeds...then bake as directed!



Enjoy your delicious chicken bread!! Here is the recipe:

Ingredients for dough

Flour 4 cups
Instant yeast 1 tbsp
Powdered milk 2 tbsp
Salt 1 tsp
Oil 4 tbsp
Egg 1 (plus 1 for glazing)
Castor sugar 1 tsp

In a bowl mix together 4 cups flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp castor sugar, 2 tbsp milk powder, 1 tbsp yeast, 4 tbsp oil and 1 egg, knead to a medium soft dough with slightly warm water, leave to rise for 1 hour.

Ingredients for chicken filling

Chicken boiled and shredded 1 ½ to 2 cups
Onion chopped finely 1 medium or 2 small
Salt 1 tsp
Black pepper 1 tsp
Coriander leaves 2 tbsp
Green chilies chopped 4
Garam Masala Powder 1 tsp
Flour 2 tbsp
Butter 2 tbsp
Milk 1 cup
Sesame seeds as required

Heat 2 tbsp butter fry onion till soft then add 2 tbsp flour with 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp garam masala....add the milk, cook till thick, mix in the shredded chicken add chopped green chilies and coriander leaves, remove and cool completely. Now divide the dough into two or three parts depending on what size loaves of chicken bread you want. Roll the dough to a rectangular shape, snip the sides with scissors or a knife, put filling in the centre and fold each side so they overlap each other (like a braid) the filling will show slightly but that's ok, brush top with beaten egg, sprinkle sesame seeds and bake on 200 degree C for 25 minutes or so.

Right after taking out of the oven apply butter well on whole bread and let it rest covered with a cloth for 2-3 min to soften the bread completely.

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