Friday, May 24, 2013

Bialys (Chewy Rolls topped with Caramalised Onions) ~~ We Knead to Bake#5

After pull apart bread,croissants,hokkaido bread and torcettini cookies, we are here with an another bread, something interesting and savoury as well, yes this month's We Knead to Bake is this beautiful Bialys, an incredible monthly baking event b Aparna. The bialy is pronounced as bee-AH-lee ressembles like bagel but its quite diferent from it. Bialys are baked while bagels are boiled and then baked. Bialys are chewy rolls which are round with depressed middle not a hole and usually filled with cooked onions or else sometimes onions with poppy seeds.People enjoy bialys with butter or cheese but i felt that bialys without any spread itself tastes fabulous.

The name Bialy comes from Bialystocker Kuchen which translates as bread from Bialystok from Poland. Bialys are rarely seen or made in Bialystick nowadays, but earlier its seems that this Bialys are eaten by rich Jews with their meals while its was the whole meal for the poor Jews. In early 1900, many Eastern Europeans including Polish immigrated to US and settled down in New York, obviously they also brought their Bialys making skills with them and that is how the New York Bialys are famous.

Bialys will have usually a thin layer of caramelised onions and poppy seeds, but i prepared my caramalised onions with dry fenugreek leaves and garlic.And this filling was amazing with a wonderful garlic and dry fenugreek aka kasuri methi flavour.

Recipe Source: King Arthur Flour
3cups All purpose flour
1tsp Salt
1+1/4cup Water
1tbsp Sugar
1tsp Instant yeast
Milk for brushing the dough

For onion filling:
3nos Medium onions (finely chopped)
1tbsp Oil
2nos Garlic cloves (crushed)
1tbsp Kasuri methi

Take the yeast,sugar,salt and flour in a food processor,pulse it and add the warm water in a steady stream.

Knead until the dough comes together and let the dough rest for few minutes, this way the dough will absorb the water.

Knead again by adding little water or flour if needed until the dough turns smooth,elastic but not sticky.

Trasner the dough to a greased bowl,cover it and let it sit in a warm place to double.

Meanwhile,heat oil in a pan, add the crushed garlic, saute for few minutes, add the onions and cook in medium low flame.

Sprinkle some salt and saute until they turns golden brown in colour, finally add the crushed kasuri methi and put off the stove.

Keep aside and let this caramelised onions gets cool.

After 2hours, take out the doubled dough and divide into 8equal pieces, dust the pieces with enough flour and roll them as smooth balls and keep aside for an hour.

When the rolls are ready, pick up one and using fingers form a depression in the middle.

Hold the roll like a steering wheel with ur thumbs in the middle and your fingers around the edges.

Pinch the dough between your thumb and fingers, rotate it, gradually make the depression widers without poking a hole.

Once shapped, prick the centre of the bialy with a fork, transfer it over a baking sheet lined over a baking tray and fill it with already prepared onion filling.

Brush the outer dough generously with milk.

Bake bialys at 230C for 15 minutes till the crust turns golden brown.

Cool them and serve when they are slightly warm or at room temperature.


malvecka nigam said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya! These look sooo yumm!! Had never heard of them before!

Hari Chandana P said... Reply To This Comment

Looks fantastic.. thanks for sharing !!

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly baked Bialys, Akka.. I am just wondering how awesome it will be to taste these warm (right after taken from the oven)... Am too lazy to bake these days Akka.. Please bake and send me these.. ;)

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Rolls look awesome akka... Nice topping

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so yum...nicely baked....

Ruxana Gafoor said... Reply To This Comment

this looks really yummm

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

Very tempting one aks... sure my to do list... soon...

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Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful rolls..looks fantastic.

Raksha said... Reply To This Comment

very nicely these are baked

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Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

ka, ithe na saptathe ille....nalla ireke...

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Great looking Bialys... added in my bookmarking list

Sadaf Afshan said... Reply To This Comment

They really make a great baked snack.

Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

looks awesome.. nice filling..:)

Lizy said... Reply To This Comment

OMG, so tempting.

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said... Reply To This Comment

well made akka.............

Wer SAHM said... Reply To This Comment

looks fabulous n fantastic....

Rekha Kakkar said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely breads these are !

Nilu A said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful Bialys.. Delicious and inviting Priya :-)

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

rolls look wonderful akka :)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Looks awesome! Such a wonderful bake :)

Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect snack to send to school.

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

appétissant et délicieux bravo
bonne soirée

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious looking Baileys, I like your addition of kasoori methi, must have made it really flavorful.