Spicy Mint Bread

Yello!

How goes it with y’all? I have been baking up a storm for the past few days and we are also quite houseful! So more people to bake for! 🙂

I have been looking for a savoury bread to make and found this super recipe at versatilekitchen.blogspot.com – Champa has some cool vegetarian recipes on her blog. Stop by and check it out and do leave your comments for her when you decide to try a recipe of hers! 🙂 I have made my version of the bread, deviating lightly from the original recipe….but still turns out absolutely fantastic!

Doesn’t that look delish? 🙂 Believe me…it IS!

You will need –

3 cups – flour

1 1/4 tsp – salt

1 tbsp – sugar

2 tbsp – oil

1 cup – warm water

2 tsp – yeast ( I used instant yeast)

Mix these all together to make a smooth and soft dough. The original recipe calls for adding mint and cilantro (coriander) leaves, finely chopped green chillies and garlic powder to the dough, but i kept it simple and omitted this. Made it a plain dough.

Place the dough in a greased bowl and leave to rise for an hour.

Paste –

Mint leaves

Coriander leaves

1 clove garlic

Salt to taste

Green chillies

2 tbsp – oil

Make a paste of all these and keep aside. I am not giving exact amounts as it depends on how spicy or how intense you want the bread to be. I would suggest make a small amount of paste, try the bread and then make another one to intensify to your taste. More reasons to eat! 😛

Line a loaf tin with aluminium foil and grease, leaving an overhang on all sides. Believe me, so easy to take the bread out and have it warm! 🙂

Once the dough has doubled, punch it down and knead again. Make small dough balls and keep ready. Gently flatten each ball into a somewhat rectangle shape and put a small amount of the paste you made, and spread. Keep the loaf tin vertical and start layering the flattened pasty shapes. You might not fill up the loaf tin (depends on the size of the loaf tin and the size of your dough ball) but don’t worry. Once you have finished with all your pasty pieces, straighten the loaf tin and adjust the dough to fill the whole tin. You might end up spreading some of the paste…all the better! 🙂

Leave to rise in a drought-free place covered with a thin wet muslin cloth, for 1 hour. It will look like this –

The base dough is so light and beautiful that you will be amazed at the rise of the dough!

Bake at 375 F (190 C) for 25 minutes and then reduce to 350 F (180 C) for 5 minutes. Leave to cool on a rack and control yourself! I couldn’t and cut it when it was still warm! 🙂

A lovely snack or a bite to have with your evening cup of chai 🙂 The original recipe is supposed to be a pull-apart bread but mine was just one big loaf! Can always slice it so no worries! Tastes just as awesome! 🙂

Have a go and lemme know how it went! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Spicy Mint Bread

  1. This looks soooo yummy… I m gonna try this one out. Enjoy munching on your bread 🙂

  2. Priya Venkat

    Aha! Back to baking eh! How goes the craftin?

  3. Thanks for sharing! Really hope I can do something like that! =)

  4. Very interesting type of bread, thanks for sharing got to try it out

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