This apparently is a baking initiative pioneered by Aparna with a group called " We Knead to Bake " How cool is that??? She has discussed it here -
Challenge # 1 HERB & CHEESE PULL -APART BREAD LOAF.
I have followed the recipe from Reshmi word to word for the bread and made a chicken filling for the spread loaded with finely chopped garlic.
For the spread/filling:
On slow heat cook 400 gms chicken mince with salt and pepper until it turns pale. Do not over cook as it will harden. Heat vegetable oil in a seasoning pan - add turmeric,red chilly,coriander and garam masala powders ( according to taste) stir them around and pour over the mince. Allow it to cool and grind it to a fine paste. Add chopped coriander or any herbs of your choice and mix the spread.
Dust the counter table with flour , punch down the risen dough and roll it into a square shape evenly. Spread the filling with a spatula and ensure it covers the dough completely. Throw in finely chopped garlic & press it down.
Cut it length wise with a pizza cutter in about 3 to 3.5" width. I managed to cut 6 long pieces of the dough.
Stack one strip over the other, as in the bottom over the filling. Further cut them into blocks that will leave you a stack of 3" squares.
Arrange it in the greased loaf tin...Cut side down, not to worry about a perfect arrangement. Leave a little space as the dough will rise further with an hour of resting time. Keep it covered.
After about an hour , check if the dough has risen and coat it with an egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds on it.
Bake it in a preheated oven at 350F for about 30 to 40 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow it cool on a wire rack.With this recipe I could manage 2 loaves ....
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