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20 July 2014

Stuffed Bread | Chicken Stuffed Bread

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Stuffed Bread





Bread stuffed with creamy chicken filling.
Prep Time: 60 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 4 to 5
Recipe source: Fauzias Kitchen, You can find the original recipe here.
Ingredients:
To Prepare the Dough:
  1. Yeast - 1 tbsp
  2. Sugar - 1.5 tsp
  3. Warm water - as required
  4. Egg - 1
  5. Milk Powder - 2 tbsp ( or use milk)
  6. All purpose flour - 4 cups
  7. Oil - 4 tbsp
  8. Salt- to taste
To prepare the Filling:
  1. Butter - 2 tbsp
  2. Chicken,cooked and shredded -1.5 to 2 cups
  3. Onion ,chopped- 1 medium
  4. Black pepper powder - 1 tsp(or to taste)
  5. Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  6. All purpose flour - 2 tbsp
  7. Milk - 1 cup
  8. Coriander leaves,chopped - 2 tbsp
  9. Green chilies,chopped -4
  10. Salt - to taste
Other Ingredients:
  1. Egg - 1( for egg wash)
  2. Water - 1 tbsp
  3. Sesame seeds- as required
Instructions:


  • In a bowl combine together yeast,sugar and 1/4 cup warm water.Keep aside for 8 to 10  minutes or until frothy.
  • Beat the egg lightly,keep aside.
     
  • In a bowl,combine together milk powder, all purpose flour and salt.Add oil,yeast mixture and egg.
  • Add sufficient quantity of warm water and mix well to form a smooth dough,Knead well for about 5 to 10 minutes .Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl. Lightly brush the top of the dough with oil.Cover it with a clean kitchen towel and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled in volume for about 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours.
  • To prepare the filling,heat butter in a pan.Add onion and saute until it turns soft.Now add salt,black pepper powder,garam masala powder and all purpose flour.Mix well until combined.
  • Now add milk and cook until the mixture turns thick,stirring continuously. 
  • Add cooked chicken,coriander leaves and green chilies.Add more salt and pepper powder if required.Allow it to cool completely.
  • Now punch down the risen dough with your fist.Divide the dough into 2 or 3 parts.Take one portion of the dough and place it on a lightly floured surface( or place the dough on a sheet of parchment paper or foil,so that you can transfer the bread to the baking tray easily.).Roll it to form a rectangle.
  • Place the filling in the center.Using a knife make  inclined cuts on both the sides to form 1" strips.
  • Fold the top most dough strip diagonally over the filling.Fold the strip from the opposite side to overlap the previous strip.Continue by alternately folding the left and right strips.Beat egg and 1 tbsp water together and brush this over the bread.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds on top ,Transfer to a baking tray lined with parchment paper or foil. Preheat oven to 200 Deg C.Bake for about 25 minutes .After baking ,brush with butter and cover with a clean kitchen towel for  few minutes to keep the bread soft.

  • NOTES
    • I scaled down the recipe to 1/2 as you can see in the pics.
    • You can also use beef or mutton instead of chicken
    • Adjust the quantity of black pepper according to your taste.


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