Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Sheermal - Persian Flat Bread ( We Knead To Bake )

Its that time of the month once again when we the members of we-knead-to-bake  post recipe
of some interesting bread suggested by aparna .

Last few months I missed this opportunity but now again I am back with this lovely soft and fluffy bread.This month our challenge was to make this soft Persian flat bread called Sheermal.

This velvetty bread is super soft with sweet milky taste. Though it tastes excellent with a side dish I preferred to eat it all by itself. The milk, ghee and saffron together lend a very aromatic touch to this bread. This was our dinner yesterday with chole and pickle.






Ingredients :


2 tsp .................sugar
1 tsp ..................dry active yeast
1/4 cup .............water ( lukewarm)
1........................egg
2 1/2 cups..........maida
1 tsp .................salt
4 tbsp...............ghee
5 to 6 tbsp.........milk
1/4 tsp...............rose essence
1/8 tsp.............saffron ( soaked in 1 tbsp milk )







Method :


Mix sugar , yeast and lukewarm water in a bowl and keep aside for 10 minutes.

When the mixture becomes frothy add maida.

Add egg, salt and mix it lightly with finger tips.

Add ghee gradually and continue mixing till you get a bread crumbs like texture.

Add rose essence and milk gradually and knead to get a soft elastic dough.

Apply ghee on dough and keep it in greased bowl.

Wrap the bowl and keep it for 1 hour for the dough to rise.

After 1 hour punch the dough , knead it and again keep it aside for 15 - 20 minutes.

Now knead it and make 4 to 5 balls from this dough.

Flatten with with your palms .

Brush the top with some saffron milk.

Bake at 180 degrees in a preheated oven.

Apply ghee and serve hot with any side dish.

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