Thursday, January 13, 2022

Pull apart bread

Yeast dough:
1/3 cup milk 
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/4 tsp yeast (1-1/4 oz. package)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

Filling: for orange pull apart bread 
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 Tbsp of grated orange zest ( one orange)

Filling: for cinnamon pull apart bread 
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup softened butter

1. Heat milk and butter until butter melts either in microwave or on top of stove. Add cool water 

2. Pour this into a good size bowl. Allow this to cool to a temperature of 110-115 F. use your thermometer to get the correct temperature, add sugar, yeast, eggs and vanilla and mix this all up. Then continue adding flour 1 cup at a time, for a total of 2 3/4 to 3 cups. Turn the dough out onto a bread board and kneed till the dough is soft, and not sticky. When its ready you should be able to put your hand in the dough and it leaves a imprint and you should be able to pull your hand away without the dough sticking to your hand. 

3. Lightly grease your large bread bowl and put the shaped dough in the bowl. Cover with a towel and allow to rise. This will take about 1 hour depending on the room temperature. You can turn on the oven to warm it slightly then turn off and put your bread bowl in the oven. This will help it to rise. 
You want this first rise to be doubled from the original size. 

4. Flour your bread board, punch the dough down when its ready, and roll it into a rectangle that is about 12x20 inches. 
Roll to about 1/4 inch thick. 

5. Make the filling for either the orange zest or cinnamon. 

6. Combine the filling ingredients and mix. Spread this onto of the bread. 

7. Cut the bread into 5 12x4 strips. Carefully stack them on top of each other. They will stretch when you pick them up, that's ok, just tuck and crease them if needed. Cut this stack into 6 x2 inch strips. Lay them in the well-greased bread pan cut-side on its side. It's like laying the cut dough with the bread pan sitting on the short end upright. Cover your bread and let rise again. 

8. Can you smell it, oh, so yummy. Allow it to rise up and almost over the edge of the bread pan. It may appear that it's a little crusty, but don't worry its ok, that is caramel-y sugar forming on top. Bake at 350 degree for 30-40 minutes. If not sure if done, then use a fork and gently pull the slices apart to peek inside. Allow to cool, frost with a cream cheese icing or eat as is while warm. Enjoy, hot pull apart bread. Nothing is any better. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Rich Dark Chocolate

Sugar………………………………1 Cup 
Milk Powder…………………… 1 Cup(Amulya) 
Butter……………………………Three fourth Cup 
Cocoa Powder………………...Three fourth Cup


Make syrup with the sugar–One string consistency.Not a feeble string that breaks immediately, but sticks like a shaky pillar. Remove from fire. Add the butter and stir till the butter completely dissolves. BlendCocoa powder and milk powder well  and mix this with the sugar syrup & butter combo and keep stirring till it becomes thick. Empty on to a greased plate. Let it cool. Slice into pieces and refrigerate.
(This recipe was taken from a website ,but i forgot pls let me know if it is urs...this was lovely .Thanks!)

Friday, December 02, 2011

The best and easiest Chocolate EVER !!! (Homemade chocolate)

After so many trials and errors,many just discarded ,The PERFECT recipe !! This is simple Super .Try it and pls, pls let me know .

Cocoa Powder       ThreeTablespoons
Sugar                        One cup
Milk Powder            One and a half cups
Butter                       Hundred Grams
In a heavy bottomed pan, take sugar and half cup water. Heat it on a low flame.Sieve together cocoa powder and milk powder . Make a syrup of one-thread consistency. Add butter and then the powder mixture. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and immediately remove the pan from the stove. Pour the chocolate on a butter/ghee greased plate. Allow it to cool and then cut it into pieces.

Tip :Mix in some roasted nut and Raisins for fruit and nut chocolate .
      I've sprinkled caramelized Cashews n Raisins for 1 part and the rest 's plain chocolate.

And sorry guys none remained after the cutting process :) :) gone in a Jiffy :) :)

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