Sunday, September 23, 2012

Khailat Nahal/Honey Comb Bread

All Purpose Flour: 3 ½ cups
Milk: 1 cup
Milk Powder: 2tbsp
Water: ½ cup (or as required)
Egg: 1 while kneading + 1 for egg wash
Sugar: 3tbsp
Oil: 4tbsp
Melted Butter: 4tbsp
Yeast: 1 ½ tsp
Salt: ½ tsp
Triangles of cheese spread: 6-8 portions (Kiri or Al-Marai, etc.)
Honey Glaze
Sugar: 1cup
Water: ¾ cup
Honey: 1tbsp
Saffron: a pinch
Method Of Preparation
Sieve the flour, then add milk powder, sugar, yeast and salt. Then add the oil and butter and the egg, and mix together. Now add all the milk. Start kneading together and gradually add the water a little at a time. You might not need it all, so add it sparingly until your dough is nice and soft. Knead for 8-10 minutes. The more you knead it the softer the buns will be.
Touch a bit of oil with your fingertips and apply all over the ball of dough. Cover in a bowl and set aside for 40mins to an hour for it to double in size.
Punch it down, and break off tiny bits of dough. You should get about 40 tiny pieces out of this. Take each piece of dough, and stretch it out with your fingers, then add a small piece of cheese in its center. Bring the edges together and form a ball so that the cheese is completely enclosed within the dough. Repeat this with all the dough.
Grease your pan/pans with butter. Place the balls of dough in a ‘honeycomb’ pattern. Try to get them close to each other so that there are no or very little spaces in between.
Cover the pans and set aside for a second rise, about half an hour.
Now apply egg wash on the balls, preheat your oven to 180 C and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the bread is nice and golden on top.
Remove from the oven and pour your syrup all over the hot bread. Remember that the syrup needs to be cool and the bread needs to be steaming hot straight from the oven. Turn it out and place on a rack to cool and for the syrup to glaze slightly.
Honey Glaze
Boil the sugar, water and saffron together for a few minutes until it is slightly thickened. Remove from the heat and add the honey. Mix and set aside to cool completely.


Unknown said...

will try this one....

anjana said...

soft and beautiful bread..loved the glaze!

TamilarasiSasikumar said...

Looks wonderful...must try the shape..

Vimitha Durai said...

Soft n spongy bread

Julie said...

Adipoli..soft & delicious bread,yumm!!
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Poornima Nair said...

The bread looks incredibly soft!

Gloria Baker said...

Look tempting Faseela I love this bread!

Nisa Homey said...

Pillow soft bread...great work faseela.

Nisa Homey said...

Pillow soft bread...great work faseela.

Beena said...

Yummy soft bread

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Very nicely done..Faseela...looks awesome

Priya Suresh said...

Super soft and irresistible bread,beautifully done.

Sahasra Recipes said...

Soft & Super honey glaze. Looks yummy.

Sona said...

Faseela, this looks too good! You are an unbelievable cook! Thanks for such a lovely recipe! Sona xx

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