Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pain Tournesol/Sunflower Bread

 Our this month's Defi Boulange, a fabulous bread baking event by Nadia and Manue challenged us a beautiful sunflower shaped bread.Its first time am trying my hands in making a flower shaped bread, am quite happy with the outcome. Everyone at home,simply loved this bread, i combined both all purpose flour and ashirvad atta flour for making this beautiful bread, which suits prefectly for this week's blogging marathon coz the theme for this week is baking with wholegrains.

I love wholegrains, i do cook and bake quite often with them. Actually i'll try to add a wholegrain atleast once a day. If its rice for lunch,my dinner will be definitely something with oats or whole wheat. Even my small family started loving the foods prepared with wholegrains eventhough sometimes i have mix and match or completely make the wholegrains as i have some picky eaters at home. But seriously i never failed to feed my family with whole grains. Coming to this bread, this bread goes for usual bread dough, its bit consuming while shaping else you can bake this bread once a while. You can serve this bread with any kind of foods and will attract everyone if you present this bread along with other foods in a party menu table.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#25.



4cups All purpose flour
1cup Atta flour/wheat flour
2tsp Active dry yeast
2tsp Salt
1tsp Sugar
1/4cup Olive oil
1/2cup Warm milk
2cups Warm water
30grms Butter (room temperature)
1no Egg yolk 
1tbsp Water
Black poppy seeds
Sesame seeds

Dissolve the sugar and the yeast in the 1/2 cup of warm milk. Keep aside for about 5 minutes till the yeast mixture bubbles up.

Put flours, salt, olive oil, in the bowl and mix it well with your fingers. 

Add the yeast mixture and the warm water and knead till you have a soft, smooth and pliable dough which is not sticky. Add a little extra flour if your dough is sticky.

Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a bowl greased with oil, turn the dough to coat it completely with oil.

Cover and let it rise for 2 hours or until the dough almost double in volume.


Divide the dough into 2 large equal balls,keep aside one ball.


Take a large ball and divide as 5equal balls, roll each balls as a circle disc of 20cm diameter,brush the top of a circle and place an another circle over it,do this with 4circles.

Place the fifth circle on the top and stretch it to close the sides of the other circles. Cut in the middle of the circle as 8 equal wedges,take care not to cut upto the edges.

Transfer it to a baking sheet and turn the wedges outside to fall like the petals as shown in the picture.

Take the another large bowl, make a small ball from the dough and keep aside.

Again divide equal balls from the remaining dough and roll each balls 12cm diameter, brush the top of each circle with butter,place an another circle over it. 

Place the fifth circle on the top,stretch it to close the sides, place this circle in the middle of the already prepared petals like dough.

Cut in the middle of the circle as 8 equal wedges and turn the wedges outside to fall like petals.

Now roll the small ball as a round ball and place in it the centre.

Keep in warm place for half an hour.

Preheat the oven to 350F, brush the bread with egg yolk mixed with water, springle generously the black poppyseeds,black sesame seeds on the top of the unbaked bread.

Bake for 25-30minutes until the crust turns golden brown,keep aside and let them cool completely.

You can enjoy this bread with any spreads or meats.

70 comments:

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Wow super pretty aks ;-) chanceella sammaiya erruku

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful bread Priya you did very well.

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Bread looks beautiful, Akka!! The shape of sunflower has come out perfectly..

Vikis Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful bread Priya. Perfectly done.

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

Sis i just love to see all the breads baked over here....its looks so gorgeous....wonderful preparation....

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. really good.. great ..

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

What a superb sunflower bread idea,Priya..Hats off to ur baking skills :)

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

I am speechless. This is just absolutely gorgeous - the shape came out perfectly!!!

Gayathri Ramanan said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting recipe...Innovative idea of making sunflower bread..looks gorgeous and yumm..
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Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly baked, I am quite impressed with this sunflower bread, super ponga :-)

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome Priya, very good clicks too

Lubna Karim said... Reply To This Comment

Priya...I would never ever dared to bake that....looks so beautiful...

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

Catchy name n shape. Bread looks fab! !!!

Sumi said... Reply To This Comment

beautiful bread..

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

My God ! That's a lot of aesthetic work on bread Priya..You are a champion I must admit..Hats off to you and what a perfectly baked bread !

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Eppadi priya ??!! Room pottu yosipeengalao :) Semma ponga...
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Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

That's absolutely beautiful, Priya. I bet that tasted fabulous too.

Deeksha said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome. Great job!!

Rafeeda A. Raheem said... Reply To This Comment

beautiful looking bread..

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely delight. Attractive bread shape. Innovative.

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Like a work of art..Looks too good!!
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Nandita SS said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome bread!! Never seen anything like it :)

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely pretty bread!

Sai Padma priya said... Reply To This Comment

soooo artistic,delicious surely kids will attack eating,as soon as they see..
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Dipti Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

I love this lovely looking bread, definitely on to do list.

anusha praveen said... Reply To This Comment

That s a very very pretty bread..... i mean how can i eat this if this looked so cute!! masterpiece baking!

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so beautiful. Yummy bread

Top Cuisine avec Lavi said... Reply To This Comment

This bread looks amazing!

SANDHYA KHATTRI said... Reply To This Comment

Very Good post, I have learned my things from you and still learning.Thanks for sharing

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

hat's off to you dear...I can't imagine making this one...Looks too good

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S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome priya....will try this bread later,bookmarked it!!

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

Am so impressed akka...hat's off to you...I cant imagine making this one with too perfect...Flower looks so so pretty...

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Truly a master piece! Loved the clicks :)

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! This is simple superb Priya

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

I am thrilled with this bread..I wish I could grab a small piece of this bread.

lifescoops said... Reply To This Comment

This is such a beautiful bread..Love the shape - so unique...Thanks for sharing Priya :) I have bookmarked this recipe!!!
Shema

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

You are truelly an amazing baker Priya. Bread looks so pretty and yummy dear.

today's recipe:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/02/paal-kozhukattai-kollukattai-modaks-in.html

manju nardas said... Reply To This Comment

Wow too good.

anishathefoodie said... Reply To This Comment

Woow Priya,
I am awestruck ... your bread looks beautiful

Anisha

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, it looks so pretty..

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

yummy looking bread , secret admire of u r baking skills

Minu said... Reply To This Comment

WOW. You make it sound so easy. Amazing.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

amazing!!! super tempting and super difficult to do!!!
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CHITRA said... Reply To This Comment

wow, super shape.. Lovely :)

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

WOW n OMG.. too cool one..

radha said... Reply To This Comment

So pretty ! And well explained. Tempted to try it out.

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

very pretty looking sunflower bread loving it super yumm.

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

tout simplement magnifique bravo
bonne soirée

Nupur said... Reply To This Comment

What a cute lovely bread to look forward to every morning.. Priya, you have done it again.. making me feel hungry at the mid-night :(

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

super pretty bread.. perfectly baked..

Kannada Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Wow..this is one beautiful bread. Did you actually eat it? It is way too beautiful ...

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! You are awesome Priya! ROCKING..

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

The bread looks super duper good! And I am really amazed at the fact that you get Ashirdwad atta there :) Its really a small world :)

Leena said... Reply To This Comment

Bread looks so pretty priya truly u are a magician..))

Amy said... Reply To This Comment

wow!!so pretty bread!!

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

superlative ! you truly rock gal :)

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

looks stunning!You have made it perfectly Priya...

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Cute looking bread dear,perfectly baked and shaped..Paakumpothe sappidanum pole irukkuthey...Wish to be your neigbhor...

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

Oh god Priya, I'm in love with this bread...I don't think I'll stop dreaming abt it until I make one...really impressive!

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

fantastic priya...very beautiful....

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome efforts Priya, simply too pretty...I can agree everybody liking this!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely bread, looks absolutely fantastic!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

This one looks amazing! Looks very challenging but you have made it really well :)

divya said... Reply To This Comment

What a superb sunflower bread idea,Priya..Hats off to ur baking skills :)

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

What an amazing looking bread.. Looks yumm!!

Mira said... Reply To This Comment

tooooo temptin Priya :-)

Samantha Angela said... Reply To This Comment

That is gorgeous!! Wow.

Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

ooh la la.. somehow missed this post.. this is totally a creation of art.. just love at first site for me. will make it :-)

Corporate to Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

They looks so pretty.You are really very talented!