Spinach bread mildly spiced with red chilli flakes and topped with roasted sesame seeds..
By shanobiju Bread & Bun
July 28, 2016
This bread is soft and mildly spicy . Green chilli paste can be added instead of red chilli flakes .
- Prep: 1 hr
- Cook: 30 mins
1Wash and clean the leaves .
2Blanch it .
3Make a thick puree without adding water .
4In a bowl ,mix flour. sugar , instant dry yeast, fresh cream and salt .
5Mix it well .
6Add spinach puree and red chilli flakes .
7Mix it well .
8Add warm water .
9Knead well for 5-6 minutes .
10Add oil and knead for another 3-4 minutes .
11Shape it into a ball and transfer it into a well oiled bowl .
12Cover it with cling film .
13Let it double in size . Meanwhile roast the sesame seeds lightly . Keep it aside .Let it cool .
14Now punch down the dough gently .
15Knead gently for a minute or two .
16Roll it into rectangle .
17Roll it tightly .
18Shape it into a log .
19Transfer it into a loaf tin . I used 8" x 3.5" loaf tin . Apply water using a brush and sprinkle sesame seeds .
20Wait for the second rise . Meanwhile pre heat the oven at 180 degree C with top and the bottom rods on . Cover the loaf with an aluminum foil and bake for 25 -30 mins. Now take the loaf tin out and remove the aluminum foil . Butter/egg/milk wash using a brush . Place it back in the oven and bake for another 5-7 minutes until the top is brown .
21Transfer it to a wire rack and apply butter with a brush . Allow it to cool well at least for 3-4 hrs before slicing .