For testing out your baking skills?
Try this bread idea full twists and swirls! All you need are the following
ingredients and a whole lot of love. Everything tastes better with love right?
2 teaspoons dry instant yeast
1 tablespoon sugar or honey
100ml warm milk
all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading and flouring
• 1 teaspoon
• 2 eggs,
• 150 ml warm
tablespoons olive oil
• 1/2 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice
• 100 g butter, melted and cooled
For the Glaze:
• 1 egg yolk
• 2 tablespoons milk
1. The first thing you need to do is
activate the yeast. To do this, dissolve the yeast and sugar in a container
with 100 ml warm milk. Cover and leave it for 10 minutes.
2. Next thing,
mix together in a bowl the flour and salt. Make a well in the middle then add
your eggs, remaining warm milk, olive oil, vinegar and sugar-yeast mixture.
With your hands start kneading your dough until it separates from the sides of
the bowl. Once that’s done, remove the dough from the bowl and place on a
lightly floured surface and knead again for 10 minutes until your dough becomes
soft and pliable. Place your dough into a greased bowl, cover it with a towel
and leave for about an hour to allow the dough to rise.
3. Once your
dough has doubled in size, punch. Yes punch it a few times. Transfer on a
floured surface then divide into 8 equal pieces.
4. Roll each piece into a rough
rectangular shape with a thickness of 3-5 mm. Brush each piece with cooled
5. Now pair up your rectangle pieces,
place each one on top each other then roll into a cylinder. Repeat to all
remaining pieces do you will end up with 4 rolls.
6. Cut off the ends of each roll.
With the middle make 4 triangles.
7. You can now preheat your oven to
180 degrees. Grease or line your baking tray.
8. Form a circle with the cut ends of
the rolls. Place the cut side down. Around that arrange the triangles,
alternate where the apex of the triangles point.
9. Cover with a towel then leave to
rise for 30-40 minutes in a warm place.
Tip: you can place your rising dough
beside your oven while it’s preheating
10. To make the glaze, beat the egg
yolk and milk. Brush this glaze on top of the bread before baking.
11. Bake your bread for 20-30 minutes
or until golden.
12. As soon as your bread comes out
of the oven brush it with melted butter. Voila! Enjoy! (Intan Noor)