Friday, January 7, 2011

Raisins and Cornmeal Bread



I am a novice bread baker...to be more precise just in the kindergarten stages of bread baking. I had noted this recipe long time back and wanted to try it for ever... the end product turned out to be a very tasty bread liked by my biggest critics..who else..my daughter and husband... they enjoyed this in the breakfast with jam and nutella....

Ingredients:

Yellow Corn Meal - 1/2 cup
APF - 1 cup + 1/2 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Instant Yeast- 1 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup ( Warm)
Sugar - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Raisins - 1/2 cup
Unsalted Butter - 1 tbsp + extra for brushing

Procedure :
  • Mix Cornmeal with 1/4 cup water and let it sit for half an hour.
  • In another bowl put in 1 cup of APF, yeast, sugar, salt and mix nicely.
  • Add in soaked cornmeal, milk, raisins and butter. Start kneading.
  • While kneading keep on adding the extra 1/2 cup of flour little by little so that the dough is not sticky and proper consistency is reached.
  • In a clean working surface keep on kneading the dough for atleast 10 mins till the dough gets smooth.
  • Keep the dough in an oiled bowl covered with cling film for atleast 90 mins or till double in size.
  • After 90 mins take out the dough and punch it back..kneading again for 5 mins.
  • Shape as desired as keep in the baking tray/ loaf pan greased with oil... let it sit for further 45 mins.
  • Meanwhile pre-heat the oven to 220 degree C.
  • Brush the top with some melted butter and score the loaf( make some cuts) so that it does not tear in the oven.
  • Place the bread in the pre-heated oven and bake at 220 deg C for first 5 mins thereafter reducing the temperature to 180 degree C.
  • It almost took 55 minutes in my oven. The outer crust should be brown and it should sound hollow when tapped.
  • Allow to cool before slicing.
Sending this to Bread Baking Day ( BBD#36) hosted by girlichef.

Also sending this to Champa's Bake Off and Suma's Baking event.



10 comments:

  1. I'd say your bread was a definite success...it sounds delicious! Once you get hooked on bread baking it's hard to look back ;) Thank you for sharing this with BBD#36 this month!

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  2. very soft and delicious bread dear

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  3. Awesome, such a beautiful bread..

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  4. wow lovely combo..i lov anything to do wth corn meal..nice click too

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    http://subhieskitchen.blogspot.com

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  5. Fresh homemade bread,always my fav,looks awesome..

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  6. yumm... it sure looks so soft :) i am a newbie too and u surely inspired me to bake :)

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  7. Wow! The bread looks so Soft and yummy..

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  8. Raisins... what a great idea! I love your nice clean photos! I want to hear more about living in UAE, we are thinking about taking some work there....

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  9. Well done. You are sure that you are a novice bread baker? :-)

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