Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sesame Braided Bread

Sesame seeds are my weakness and i love to add often in my menu whenever i feel like adding them. Obviously when i get a chance to make breads with sesame seeds, i dont hesitate a second to make them immediately. I have been part of many baking events and this bread is one among a challenge i have to post  before few months. Eventhough i baked them immediately i couldnt able to post them earlier. These braided bread makes an excellent accompaniment to serve along with soups or salads or simply you can have this beauties just with butter and jam. However the mildly roasted sesame seeds added to this bread gives an excellent flavour to this beautifully braided bread like rolls.

Sesame Braided bread rolls

Instead of sesame seeds, you can add mixed seeds to make this bread more healthier and interesting. If you dont want to braid this bread, just stick with the usual round rolls, however i felt that braiding gives an excellent look when compared to the usual simple round dinner rolls. You can serve this braided bread even for breakfast with your favourite spread, am sure this bread will definitely makes an excellent filling brunch as well. This cuties are going to be part of this month's blogging marathon am running since four weeks and we have just 4 more days to finish this mega marathon with baking as theme.

Sesame braided bread

3cups All purpose flour
2tbsp Wheat bran
1tsp Instant yeast
2tbsp Sugar
3tbsp Olive oil
1tsp Salt
1/8cup Sesame seeds (dry roasted)
Few sesame seeds (for topping)
1tsp Mixed herbs / Italian seasoning
Milk for brushing

Take the flour, wheat bran,instant yeast, dry roasted sesame seeds, sugar, salt, mixed herbs in a bowl, add enough luke warm water, olive oil and knead everything as a soft and smooth dough.

Arrange the dough in a greased bowl and let it sit in a warm place for 2 hours.

Once the dough gets doubled the volume, punch the dough and transfer it to a floured surface, knead for few minutes.

Divide the dough into 12 medium sized balls, keep aside.

Roll each balls as ropes and line each time three of the ropes side by side, pinch the pieces together at one end and start braiding.

Transfer it to the baking sheet lined over a baking tray, let it sit again in a warm place for an hour.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Brush generously the rised braided breads with the milk ,sprinkle the sesame seeds generously.

Bake the bread for 25-30 minutes or until the crust turns golden brown.

Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Braided Sesame Bread

14 comments:

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

beautiful looking bread.

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Those sesame braids look so chubby & yummy!! I'm loving all your savory braids.

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Even I like sesame seeds and the bread looks greate with sesame seeds

Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly baked bread..

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

I love how the bread looks Priya..very nicely baked!

sneha datar said... Reply To This Comment

Nicely braided bread, great.

Varadas Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

That is so cute! I like the golden brown color.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks beautiful and love the bright clicks

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Those are real cuties, Priya.

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Cute looking braided bread, Priya.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Reply To This Comment

Bread looks great Priya with lovely sesame topping..

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

the braids have come out so perfectly!!! love the sesame on top!

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

You braided the bread so perfectly,looks yummy...

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

The braids are so perfect Priya!