Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tuna Bread~ As Delicious as it Gets!!

Each time I have gotten this bread baked I haven't got a single decent picture clicked, why? because as soon as its baked, its just waiting to be eaten, you don't believe it? Well don't let this bread intimidate you in any way coz this is my first experiments with yeast and baking bread and the results are fantastic. Another of my mum's recipe's which she said if I tried I would love. I haven't captured a great click, but moments before the grab, this is the least I could get, I promise to bake another one to bring forth this creation more life!!!

Flour – 2 cups
Eggs – 2
Yeast – 1 1/2 tsp
Milk – 4 tbsp
Sugar -2 tsp
Butter – 1 oz
Salt- 1 tsp
For the Filling
Tuna or any other fish - 200 gms, cooked and flaked
Onion – 1, finely chopped
Tomato – 1, finely chopped
Celery - A dash of celery (optional)
Garlic – 2 pods, finely chopped
Green chilies – 2, finely chopped
Flour – 1/2 tbsp flour
Salt to taste
An egg yolk and little milk to glaze

Prepare the Filling:
In a frying pan, sauté the onions and garlic in oil along with green chilies. Add in the tomatoes and sauté till oil separates. Add the flour and sauté. Add the celery and then the tuna and sauté till everything is blended well. Keep aside to cool.
To prepare the bread:
In a bowl, mix the yeast in the warm milk and sugar and keep aside for about 15 minutes. Into a food processor, add the flour, butter and salt and process for about 2 minutes. Meanwhile in another bowl break the eggs and lightly beat them. Add the milk mixture to the beaten eggs and mix lightly.In a slow and steady stream, through the feed pour the egg milk mixture to the flour to form a smooth dough. Transfer the dough to a well oiled bowl. Cling wrap the bowl and keep in a warm place to rise for about an hour. Once risen, punch the dough down. Turn the dough out to a floured surface. Roll it out to 37.5 x 22.5 cm rectangle. Spread the filling along the length of the rectangle. Roll tightly. Once rolled, place onto a greased sheet shaped like a ring sealing the edges. I shaped mine like a horse shoe. Using a knife or scissors, cut 2/3rd’s the top of the ring down through all around. Leave to rise again. Once risen, glaze the bread with an egg yolk and milk mixture. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes at 180 C. Garnish with capsicum rings.
Combine mayonnaise, tomato sauce, chili sauce and add little chopped celery(optional) and serve with the tuna bread snack.

Tip: I have tried the same thing with potates, and you would need 200gms of potatoes. First boiled, mashed and then sauteed. You would end with up aloo bread for the vegetarians.


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