So I made two bread with different fillings, and plaited them. Then cooked them and cut them into little slices so everyone could enjoy. They were not only beautiful, but absolutely delicious, and i highly recommend you to try this
For the filling, i think you can just go with what you feel works best, as i did.
360ml warm water
7g fast acting yeast
2 Tablespoons of golden caster sugar
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon salt
500g All purpose flour ( i used bread flour)
- In a jug, mix your water, yeast and sugar together, and let it sit until the yeast begins to forth a little at the top.
- When this has happened you can begin to encorporate everythign else.
- Mix the flour, oil and salt to the yeast.
- Knead the dough for about 6-8 minutes in your kitchen aid using the dough hook, or by hand if you dont have a kitchen aid.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and then place in a well oiled bowl, and coat the dough all over and cover for about 1 hour until it has risen. Make sure you put it somewhere warm. Not too hot or cold otherwise the yeast will die and not grow.
- After an hour or so, remove from the bowl and knead it slightly and cut into 2 slices if you want to make big plaits like i have, or 12 little ones.
- When you have cut it, roll it out into a square shape, on a floured surface.
- Then get a knife, and with the base of it, cut about 1/4 of the way through on both sides, leaving the middle intact so you can put the filling in.
- Place what ever filling you have chosen and begin plaiting.
- one edge and fold it over and then the next one on the opposing side and so on.
- Press down to secure each fold.
- Coat with egg wash, and set aside for about 10 minutes to rest and then place in the oven at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes.
- When it has browned, take it out and let it rest for about 5 minutes before you cut it up.
For my fillings, i used:
Feta and sweet raspberry tip jam.
You can be creative with this so dont be afraid to try new things.
Something everyone will be impressed with, and most definitely you!
Inspired by Memoria.