Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bread-Go-Round




Ever since I came across this Cherry-Go-Round of Taste of Home from Bhawna's blog I was tempted to try it out. Thanks a lot Bhawna for introducing me to this great recipe! Bhawna had made a similar one with savoury filling which she called it Stuffed Bread for her hubby's birthday and which gift is ever so precious than the one made with love! And as the author of the recipe in Taste of home said, this is surprisingly very easy to make and makes a great gift. During occasions like summer parties or any get-together what more do you need to welcome your guests?!


Though I followed the folding and rolling techniques from the recipe I changed the ingredients to suit my choice and rather than the sweet filling with cherries I opted for a meat filling. Also the recipe for the dough required butter and since I wanted to cut down on it too I followed my usual Dinner Rolls recipe with slight changes, as I wanted the rolls to be very soft and spongy. Though I had doubt about the baking time and whether the bread would come out soft, since this time the rolls were stuffed, to my amazement it turned out much more softer than I ever imagined!


For vegetarians and those who do not eat meat you may prepare the filling with veggies(as Bhawna did) or chicken/fish. I too wasn't a meat eater but a particular dish made by my husband turned me on and I have enjoyed having meat prepared in this way ever since. I have used a similar filling here too with slight changes and hence I have included it here once more.


This soft stuffed bread can be had even for lunch/dinner and is quite filling. I wanted to make something for next day's lunch that would be easy to pack and since the preparation required much time I made it the previous evening. We relished the taste of roasted meat wrapped in warm soft rolls right after it came out of the oven so much that our tummies were jam packed and hardly had any space left for dinner!


For the dough:
Ingredients:
All purpose flour(Maida) - 3 cups
Salt - 1.5 tsp
Sugar - 1.5 tbsp
Yeast - 2 tsp
Organic Whole milk - 3/4 cup
Egg - 1
Egg yolk - 1
Olive oil - 3 tbsp
For the glaze:
Egg white - 1

Method:
  • Dissolve sugar in warm milk and add yeast. Leave the mixture aside for about 15 minutes until it turns frothy.
  • Beat egg and egg yolk well.
  • Add oil to beaten egg and mix well.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the above and combine well. Keep aside.
  • Mix flour with enough salt.
  • Make a well in the center and add the egg yeast mixture.
  • Combine well, make a dough and knead well for ten minutes. The dough will be sticky at first but after the kneading process it would turn smooth and non sticky.
  • After the kneading process, do the folding process few times with the dough by folding it as you fold a sheet of paper.
  • Keep the dough in a pan and brush with enough oil on the surface.
  • Cover the pan with a damp kitchen towel and leave it in a warm place to rise for 2 hours.
For the meat filling:
Ingredients:
Boneless Beef - 2 lb with fat removed cut into small pieces
Red onions - 2 sliced thin
Tomatoes - 2 sliced
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp(or more)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 3/4 tsp
Garam masala/Chicken masala - 3/4 tsp
Salt to taste
For marination:
Ground roasted spices(recipe follows)
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Chicken masala/Garam masala - 1 tsp
To dry roast and grind:
Cinnamon stick - 2 each 2.5" long
Cloves - 7
Cardamom seeds - 1/4 tsp
Star anise - 2
Whole Nutmeg - 1/2
Fennel seeds - 2 tbsp

Method:
  • Dry roast the spices mentioned above at medium heat until the colour slightly changes and you get the aroma of roasted spices.
  • Cool and grind to a fine powder.
  • Marinate the beef with the above spices and other ingredients mentioned above under marinade.
  • Keep the marinated beef for at least 1 hour.
  • Cook beef adding little water in a pressure cooker. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and saute onions till it turns brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook till it turns mushy.
  • Add chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt and saute till the raw smell of spices go.
  • Add cooked beef along with water left after pressure cooking beef. Mix well.
  • Increase heat to medium high(gas 8) and cook with an open lid until water has evaporated.
  • Keep stirring in between to prevent meat from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • When the dish has become completely dry turn off heat.
Assembling:
  • Punch the dough to release the trapped air and leave it covered with the towel for 10 minutes.
  • Roll the dough to a rectangle 20''*12".
  • Place the filling leaving 1/2" on all four sides.
  • Start rolling from the longest end of the rectangle to form a log.
  • Pinch the seams and tuck the ends under.
  • Place seam side down on prepared baking tray and pinch the ends together to form a ring.
  • With kitchen scissors cut from outside edge two thirds of the way to the center of the ring at 1" intervals.
  • Separate the strips slightly by twisting them to expose the filling(I twisted clockwise)..
  • Cover with a damp towel and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile preheat the oven to 400F(200C).
  • Beat the egg white slightly.
  • Brush the surface of the dough with egg white.
  • Bake for about 14-15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • Slice and serve hot!
Pooja.

Other Breads:

Pita breadPersimmon Nut BreadDinner Rolls

96 comments:

Sailaja said...

looks a bit long process...but iam sure must be very tasty....good effort...

doggybloggy said...

long process but I would love to taste it....

Pooja said...

Thanks Ms.Sailaja :) Yes this requires time but if you have the filling in hand then it would be relatively easier.I made both at the same time which i wouldnt do it again :)

Pooja said...

I agree with you DB but it was worth the effort :)

Pavithra said...

Wow thats fantastic finishe...looking awesome and great effort pooja hats off

Pooja said...

Thanks Pavithra :)

Jenn said...

Awesome choice with using a meat filling. This looks really good. I'd love to have a chunk of that!!

VineelaSiva said...

Wow the dish looks fabulous Pooja.No words to say but long process.If u put the assembling fotos.It might be easy for guys like me dear.

Renu said...

wow!! wonderful recipe....I can substitute the meat with veggies

Pooja said...

Thanks Jenn :) I preferred the meat filling over the sweet one but was really good :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Vineela :) I had thought about taking step by step pictures but once I started I forgot it completely! Will upload pics when I make next time!

Pooja said...

Thanks Renu :) Yes I'm going to try that next!

Preety said...

wow bread looks amazing dear..it looks complicated but if you are saying its easy to make then i beleive you i will try this one

Vrinda said...

Great effort pooja..i never tasted this bread b4..LOOKING GREAT AND TASTY...Thanx for sharing..

Pooja said...

Thanks Preety :) Frankly its easy thought it looks complicated. I too thought in a similar way until I tried out :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Vrinda :) The bread dough is similar to Dinner Rolls that I posted before. You may make a similar filling with chicken too. I love the naadan roast filling :)

Gita said...

That looks awesome Pooja...you must have so much patience...love the filling you have used here :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely meat filled pie...

Sanghi said...

Wow, pooja yummy meat bread.. You are so talented to bake this..!:)

Ann said...

Pooja,What a drooling sight there..The aroma reaches here..mmm..yummy recipe to try..I would like to see this one..Filling.

Prathibha said...

The look of that bread is so tempting gal..Would have loved to see a veggie filling in it..

Pooja said...

Thanks Gita :) Actually if you have the filling made one day in advance then it isnt much of a job :)

Pooja said...

Thanks HCOF :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Sanghi :) Its very easy to make this dear. Only the cutting of strips have to be done with care :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Ann :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Prathibha :) You may check out Bhawna's Stuffed Bread the link to which I have given in the post! Will do a veggie filling next!

Varunavi said...

I have to try ur previous post and now this post,both looks great,will try this :)

Suparna said...

hi Pooja,
I am taking baby steps in baking...some day I'd love to bake this fab recipe :) looks complicated but the end result is sure all the time and effort :)

Pari said...

Love the bread Pooja. Will definitely try a veg version.

Shabs.. said...

Looks very challenging dish n definitely it wud have tasted great..looks nice...wud love to try it once....not sure when...but im trying this n bookmarking this...u really have lot of patience pooja....u had this for dinner??

Ria said...

Beautiful! :)

aquadaze said...

i know this is something I am gonna make very soon. Absolutely awesome!!

Kalyani said...

wow wonderful picture pooja ...... it looks so wonderful & yummy .......

Pooja said...

Thanks Varunavi :) Both bread recipes are similar with slight changes. With filling this turned out soft too. Do give it a try some time. You would love these :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Suparna :) Baking is not at all difficult dear. When you have tried few, you would get used to it. This bread though looks difficult, its easy and fun to make :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Pari :) I'll also do a veg version next!

Pooja said...

Thanks Shabs :) I know it looks difficult because I too thought the same way until I tried. To make both filling and bread at the same time requires time and effort, but if you have the filling made one day in advance then it becomes so easy! We had this as a snack in the evening but was so filling that we ended up skipping dinner :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Ria :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Aqua :) You would love this!

Pooja said...

Thanks Kalyani :)

lissie said...

I am drooling over here...looks really delicious! it's worth the effort!

Pooja said...

Thanks Lissie :) Yes it was :)

Ashwini said...

Bread and filling looks yummy.. i just beginer in baking...complicated!!!

Pooja said...

Thanks Ashwini :) It isnt complicated at all..its as simple as rolling a rectangular sheet with the filling to form a log and bringing the ends together to form a circle. Cutting the strips requires bit care. Try it and you would love this :)

Chef Jeena said...

Wow Pooja I can see why you wanted to bake this it looks really amazing. :-)

Bon appetit said...

This looks amazing!

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Pooja said...

Thanks Jeena :) Yes I was completely fallen by the look of the Taste Of Home Cherry Go Round!

Pooja said...

Thanks Bon Appetit for dropping by :) Glad you liked it!

Rahin said...

the bread looks all worth the effort Pooja , awesome!

Poornima Nair said...

I too prefer this savory filling and that too meat...woww..sounds heavenly. Looks perfect!

Pooja said...

Thanks Rahin :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Poornima :) Roasted meat tasted really good :)

Varsha Vipins said...

I can ride a Titanic in my mouth right now..!my kinda dish..!

ganga said...

looks fabulous pooja......

Bergamot said...

Wow looks really good. I am sure this would just scrumptious :-)

Shri said...

Lovely!Looks like a bakery bread ..a professional one infact!

Priti said...

Round or square as long as the bread is gud..in this case its sure looking yum..love the colour

Kalaivani said...

Wonderful bread.Can smell the aroma...will try with veggies.

Pooja said...

Thanks Varsha :) Mine too!

Pooja said...

Thanks Ganga :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Bergamot :) It was really good :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Shri :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Priti :) Yes as long as the bread is soft I dont mind about the shape :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Kalai :) Do try it sometime!

Parita said...

Oh my thats gorgeous pooja...looks perfect!! I too wanted to try this bread when i saw at bhawna's blog and m glad the verdict is good, thanks dearie u have given me the courage to try this :)

Vani said...

Amazing!

Yasmeen said...

Very pretty,pooja.love the spicy filling :D

Pooja said...

Thanks Parita :) I'm happy to know that you too felt the same way! Ever since I saw that I wanted to try it. Do try it. You would definitely love it. You may use any veggie filling. I want to try out spinach-cheese combo next :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Vani :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Yasmeen :) My favourite!

Divya Vikram said...

That looks pretty and beautifully baked!

Pooja said...

Thanks Divya :)

Srilakshmi said...

Though I don't eat Meat or Eggs, still wanted to comment on how beautiful it looks!

Chitra said...

wow..That looks perfecta and yumm:)

Hema said...

i think i can substitute beef with chicken. looks yummy.. thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...that's an innovative and yum bread.......

Pravs said...

looks sumptuous!! i want to dig in :) Thanks for coming by...got to see your blog this way. you got some very tempting recipes out here.

Nirvana's Kitchen said...

Wow! This looks amazing! I've never been good with breads but I may have to give this recipe a try :)

Doloncookbook said...

Looks bit long process .. Hats off to you to make this .. But looks great ... I liked the presentation ...

ARUNA said...

wow that must be a lot of effort Pooja but its so gorgeous!!!!!!Very nicely done, it looks awesome!

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot Srilakshmi :) You can make a similar filling with veggies.

Pooja said...

Thanks Chitra :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Hema :) Yes a similar filling with chicken would taste great!

Pooja said...

Thanks Lubna :) Glad you liked it!

Pooja said...

Thanks Pravs for dropping by :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Nirvana :) Making this is very easy. You'll never go wrong!

Pooja said...

Thanks Dolon :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Aruna :)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic recipe !! This is great..Do check my another blog too..Unseen Rajasthan

Cilantro said...

Looks like an elaborate process, would love to try it someday with chicken.

Pooja said...

Thank you :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Cilantro :) Yes it is but you will love this!

Smitha said...

Hey pooja. this is so wonderful. How do u end up with such wonderful dishes, I'm book marking this.Will def try it out.

Pooja said...

Thanks Smitha :) Do try this. You would love this for sure!

sangeeta said...

i think my comment got lost somewhere...
your dinner rolls, stuffed ring bread and mutton roast are all so mouth watering dear n hope my comments get through this time.

Pooja said...

Thanks Sangeeta :) May be it was slow connection. Sometimes comments dont get posted correctly!