Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Chilli garlic whole wheat foccacia.

Chilli garlic whole wheat foccacia.
Oh so delish

All that garlic and chilli

Can you see the softness?

Just so perfect!

This was purely an overflow of my oats and flax seeds bread. The dough just kept overflowing and so it went on to my greased tray. I flattened it and topped with the paste. The recipe of the dough is Here.

Oats, flaxseeds whole wheat bread fermented dough (as big as you like)
2-3 tbsp chilli garlic paste
Cloves of garlic cut into chunks
Chilli flakes to sprinkle
Olive oil to top. 
Butter to brush later

Ingredients for paste
3-4 dry red chilies
4-5 cloves garlic
1 tbsp oil
2-3 tbsp water. 
Grind this all into a thin runny paste. 

1. In a greased baking tray , flatten the bread dough into a neat rectangle. 
2. Pour the chilli garlic paste and push into the dough. A bit to be left sprinkled in top for effect.
3. Sprinkle chilli flakes and push in garlic chunks.
4.. Pour a bit of olive oil on top and keep to rise for about 30 mins. 
5. Put into the preheated oven to bake at 200 deg C till it's golden brown. 
6. Once brown, remove and apply butter. Cool and cut. Serve with salad or eat it just as it is. 

Whole wheat buttermilk loaf with oats and flax seeds

Whole wheat buttermilk loaf with oats and flax seeds
Dough ready to be baked

Soft and full of goodness

Flax seeds and oats topping

Just right for breakfast

This loaf is the 3 rd in the series of trying out this particular style of baking bread. What I liked about it is it's easy, no kneading, has scope for mistakes, takes much less efforts and time and best part being you can play around with toppings and ingredients. I am now using the basic technique and not measuring up anymore. That's what home chefs do!! No stress and less clutter. I like my recipes to be simple , less complicated, few ingredients , made with whatever is available at home and should not take long. No fun in cooking with complications. Love the big holes in it and the fact that it's full of flavor and goodness. The buttermilk was a good addition. I had enough today for a loaf and then a focaccia. My family is addicted to my breads and dislikes store bought bread now. Sharing the basic recipe used here today. 

5 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp milk powder
1.5 tsp instant yeast
2 tsp sugar
1 cup thick buttermilk 
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp vinegar
2-3 tbsp oil 
2 tbsp flax seeds
1/2 cup oats 

1. Put the flour, oats and flax seeds in a mixing bowl. Reserve a tbsp mix of oats and flax seeds for topping. 
2. Put in the salt, sugar, yeast and mix well. 
3. Mix the buttermilk, milk, water and vinegar. Keep for 15 mins. 
4. Now mix all the wet ingredients together with the dry ones. It's a thick sticky batter/ dough. Knead lightly to rule out any knots. This takes max 3-4 mins. No overworking. 
5. Add 2 tbsp oil and keep to ferment for at least 2 hours. 
6. Now pour this into a greased butter paper lined loaf tin. 
7. Keep for another hour or so. 
8. Brush with milk. 
9. Sprinkle oats and flaxseeds on top. 
10. put into a preheated oven at 200 deg C. 
11. Bake for about 45-50 mins. Pierce with a tooth pick to see if it's done. Bake till golden brown. 
12.  Remove and brush with butter. 
13.  Slice only when it's cold. 
14. Enjoy it with topping of your choice!!