My family loves bread, sweet and savoury sandwiches a lot. Bread is a regular and I have to buy bread loaf at least twice a week. I am a beginner in bread baking and i am trying to bake a good bread since long time.
Jasmina Parekh a professional bread baker and my dearest facebook friend, came to my rescue. She helped me create this amazingly tasty and healthy bread at home.
Once you taste this bread you will never like other breads.... so please do try this one.
Mix 3/4 of the flour to milk honey and yeast mixture. Mix thoroughly with a spoon, cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.
This method is called autolyzing. (Do not add salt)
After 30 minutes add the remaining flour and salt and knead the autolyzed dough. Add more milk if required.
Using butter and milk alternately keep kneading the dough for 14-15 minutes. It should be a smooth and supple dough. Softer than a chapati dough. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and Keep aside for second rise, until the dough doubles in volume.
(After 3 hours the dough was doubled, due to cloudy weather at Nashik). Lightly punch the dough. Roll the dough into rectangular shape like we roll chapatis (1/2 inch thickness) on a slightly greased counter.
Roll the rectangular dough into a log and place into a loaf tin, lined with parchment paper. Cover with damn cloth and keep aside for 30 minutes.
After 20 minutes, preheat oven @200C for 10-12 minutes.
Milk wash the loaf and Bake for 25-30 minutes. Or till golden brown crust appear on top.