Sunday, November 19, 2017

Eggless Scali Bread

Scali Bread is an Italian style of bread which is long and somewhat flat loaf which is braided as much as like Challah. This bread have a soft crumb with a chewy brown crust. This bread is  made predominantly in the Boston, Massachusetts area. It was originally made by the Scali family of Boston, and is now a regional specialty. This Boston's Italian-American Community bread aka this eggless braided bread is called a Scala if its a single loaf while the multiple loaves are called Scali. This bread is definitely a prefect bread for making sandwich with any sort of filling. No Italian meal in Boston is complete without a piece of this Scali bread.

Scali Bread, AMerican Scali Bread

This bread asks for a starter which is prepared a day before and left out overnight. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Cuisines of USA as theme, after a fantastic chilled soup and a vegan dirty rice, i couldnt resist to bake a bread. This bread came out extremely prefect and we loved the crumb of this bread, we couldnt stop myself having this bread. Eaten with simply butter or else as accompaniment for soups or salad, trust me this bread rocks. The sesame seeds brings a fabulous aroma and nuttiness to this excellent bread.

Eggless Scali Bread

Recipe Source: Here
1cup All-purpose flour
1/2 cup Water
1/4tsp Instant dry yeast

Combine flour, water and yeast in a bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and let it sit and rise at room temperature overnight.

Letting the starter sit for 10-12 hours is optimal. The starter should have risen and be bubbly on top.

1/3cup Lukewarm water
1/3cup Lukewarm milk
2tbsp Olive oil
1tsp Salt
2cups Flour
3tsp sesame seeds
Milk (for brushing)

Transfer your starter to large mixing bowl.

Add all of your other ingredients to the starter and mix with your hands to begin forming a dough

Knead well until the dough turns smooth and slightly sticky to the touch.

Place the dough into a large bowl and cover the dough with a dish towel and set aside to rise at room temperature atleast for two hours.

Gently punch down the dough and cut the dough into three equal portions and roll each portion into a three logs.

Let the logs sit and rest for about 10-15 minutes. Do not cover them

Roll each of the logs into ropes, brush each rope with milk and sprinkle on plenty of sesame seeds. Gently roll the ropes in any fallen seeds to get as many as possible on the dough/

Braid the ropes by tucking the ends to form a braided loaf.

Scali Bread, Eggless Scali Bread

Place the braided loaf on a lightly greased or sprayed baking sheet, cover with a dish towel or greased plastic wrap and allow to sit for an hour.

Pre heat the oven to 400F and bake for about 25 minutes until the bread turns brown

Let the bread cool completely and slice to enjoy.



rajani said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like a flavorful bread Priya

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

The eggless part surely got me hooked Priya, the bread looks awesome!

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

looks amazing bread. a definitely should be trying stuff.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

I am truly amazed by these different bread varieties. Just with APF and yeast you can make wonders. Great share Priya and that too eggless. Wow

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

the crumb and crust are totally worth the time and effort to make such a wonderful bread ! good pick !

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

It looks perfectly baked and loves the fact it is eggless too.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful bread with awesome flavours , the crust looks fantastic .

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Overnight proven dough has a beautiful texture, bread looks pretty priya

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Wow what a beautiful bread.. love the texture..bookmarking ... Wanna try it

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

That is a great looking bread Priya. Beautiful crust and a lovely crumb.

Freda said... Reply To This Comment

That looks wonderful, Priya! Love the crumb :)

Hayley said... Reply To This Comment

Such a beautiful eggless bread Priya, I am bookmarking this recipe, it would be perfect with a hearty soup.

jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so wonderful. Loving all your breads here.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

What a beautiful crust Priya. Making me yearn for this bread.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

well even though I live in US not in Boston and never heard of this bread before but looks awesome!

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome. Bookmarking