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:

  1. Wow super pretty aks ;-) chanceella sammaiya erruku

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  2. Beautiful bread Priya you did very well.

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

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  4. Beautiful bread Priya. Perfectly done.

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

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

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

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  8. Interesting recipe...Innovative idea of making sunflower bread..looks gorgeous and yumm..
    http://foody-buddy.blogspot.com/

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

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  10. Awesome Priya, very good clicks too

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

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

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  13. 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 !

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  14. Eppadi priya ??!! Room pottu yosipeengalao :) Semma ponga...
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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

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  16. Lovely delight. Attractive bread shape. Innovative.

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  17. Like a work of art..Looks too good!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  18. Awesome bread!! Never seen anything like it :)

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  19. soooo artistic,delicious surely kids will attack eating,as soon as they see..
    www.soundaryasbeautyworld.com

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

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

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

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

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  24. Yours is the only cooking blog i follow! I have a little surprise for you at my blog. Please do accept It

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

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

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  27. Truly a master piece! Loved the clicks :)

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  28. Wow! This is simple superb Priya

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

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

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  31. 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

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

    Anisha

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  33. yummy looking bread , secret admire of u r baking skills

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  34. WOW. You make it sound so easy. Amazing.

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  35. amazing!!! super tempting and super difficult to do!!!
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - Dish it out - Lentils & Garlic
    Ongoing Event - Know Your Dairy - Cheese
    Ongoing Event - What is with my Cuppa?

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

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  37. very pretty looking sunflower bread loving it super yumm.

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  38. tout simplement magnifique bravo
    bonne soirée

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  39. 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 :(

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  40. super pretty bread.. perfectly baked..

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

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  42. Wow! You are awesome Priya! ROCKING..

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  43. 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 :)

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

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

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

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  47. 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!

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  48. fantastic priya...very beautiful....

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

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  50. What a lovely bread, looks absolutely fantastic!

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

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

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  53. What an amazing looking bread.. Looks yumm!!

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

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  55. They looks so pretty.You are really very talented!

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