Stuffed bread braids

Hey all!! This is the first time I have tried making these braids and I am very happy they turned out really great. It is very easy to make these braids and I am in love this shape. I have stuffed the braids with yummy filling. So here is the recipe for the braids and hope you all also love it!!!

Ingredients:

For dough:

Maida/All purpose flour- 1 cup

Wheat flour- 1 cup

Instant dry active yeast- 1 1/4 tsp

Sugar- 1/2 tsp

Oregano- 1 tbsp

Chilli Flakes- 1 tbsp

Garlic powder- 2 tsp

Salt as per taste

Warm Water- 3/4 cup

For the Filling:

Grated Paneer/Cottage cheese – 1/2 cup

Oregano- 2 tbsp

Chilli Flakes- 2 tbsp

Processed Cheese/Mozerella (grated) – 1/2 cup

For the garlic butter:

Garlic (finely chopped)- 2 tbsp

Olive Oil or butter (at room temperature)- 1/2 cup

Oregano- 1 tsp

Chilli Flakes- 1 tsp

For garnishing:

Black sesame seeds – 2 tsp

White sesame seeds- 2 tsp

Method:

For the dough:

1. In a mixing bowl mix the maida/all purpose flour, wheat flour, garlic powder, chilli flakes, oregano and salt.

2. In lukewarm water add the yeast and sugar and give it a stir. Cover and keep aside for 10 mins. The water should be lukewarm i.e. not too hot now cold. You should be able to put your finger in the water comfortably it should not sting.

3. After 10 mins check the yeast it will be bubbling. If the yeast is not bubbling then throw away an start again as the yeast has died.

4. Add the yeast activated water to the flour mixture as in step 1 and knead a soft dough and keep kneading for 5-10 mins. The dough will feel sticky but will be manageable. It should be soft. Knead the dough using your fingertips. Add 2-3 tsp of oil and cover the dough. Keep this dough aside to let it rest for at least an hour in a warm place. Do not disturb the dough at this stage.

5. After an hour the dough will be ready it will have increased in volume. Punch the dough lightly and knead again for 10-15 mins. Knead by adding oil on your palm and knead till it stops sticking.

6. Make three rolls out of the dough and keep aside covered with cloth for 10 mins.

For the Garlic Butter:

1. In a bowl mix the olive oil/butter, garlic, oregano and chilli flakes and keep aside for use.

For stuffing:

In a bowl mix all the ingredients for the stuffing and keep aside.

Assembly:

1. After an 10-15 mins check the rolls. It should have risen.

2. On the platform sprinkle some maida/all purpose flour. Take one ball of the dough and roll it into a circle of around 8 inches.

3. Take the rolled out base and add around 1 1/2 tbsp of the stuffing on the base. Press the stuffing to stick on the base using your finger. Now roll the base tightly and seal both the ends well.

4. Similarly prepare the other two balls also. Now take the three sticks as prepared and stick them together on one end.

5. Now take the right braid and and place it across the middle one and take the left one and place it across the right one.

6. Now take the middle one and place it across the left one and make the entire braid this way and stick the ends together.

7. Apply garlic butter on the outer surface generously and sprinkle some sesame seeds. Place in on a greased baking tray.

8. Bake at 190 degree Celsius for 20 Mins and serve with dip of choice.

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I am a lawyer by profession but love to cook. Being a foodie myself I keep trying variations with my recipes. My blog is all about my experiments and experience with food. You can follow me on instagram, twitter and facebook all having handles alawyerskitchen. I am also on the food reviewer panel with GoToChef, which is the perfect platform to check out reviews on various food products and also find recipes using the same. You can also find me on blogchatter https://www.theblogchatter.com/user/shailparekhthosani
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