Local bakeries in Bangalore, India are very popular for their fresh breads that come in different flavors, savory and sweet. Growing up ate these goodies frequently. Was missing the awesome taste of bread, which got me in to baking this last nite. Kitchen was filled with the pleasant aroma while the bread was baking. The recipe is pretty much like a basic bread but added a lil more sugar and tutti frutti to the dough.
wheat flour 1 cup
all-purpose flour 2 cups + 1/2 cup
butter 3 tblsp
salt 1 tsp
sugar 2 tblsp
active dry yeast 1 packet or 2 1/4 tsp
water 1 1/4 cup
tutti frutti 1/2 cup
Heat water in microwave for 40 secs to make it luke warm.
Add the yeast and sugar, mix and let sit inside the over to rise for 10 mins with light on for some heat.
To the yeast mixture, add salt, melted butter, tutti frutti, all purpose flour lil by lil and mix into a sticky dough.
Knead this dough for 10 mins.
Cover the dough with a wet paper towel and let the dough rise for 1 hr and double in size, in a warm place (note: can keep inside oven with the lights turned on).
After the dough has become double its size, knead again for another 10 mins by punching it to remove all the air inside.
Grease and flour an oven safe tray.
Pre-heat the oven to 450 degress Fahrenheit.
Make the dough into small balls and arrange with some space between them in the oven safe tray or roll and put it in a bread loaf pan.
Let it rise again for another 1 hr in a warm place.
Bake this in the oven for 12-15 mins or till golden brown.
Note: the bread might be hard right after it comes out of the oven, don’t worry they will become soft once they cool.
Slice and enjoy the mildly sweet tutti frutti bread.
Tastes great toasted or not toasted.