Michael's curry bread

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Michael's curry bread
Michael's curry bread
Servings:Servings: 10 - 1 large-ish loaf
Calories per serving:153
Ready in:5 hours
Prep. time:4 hours
Cook time:1 hour
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:15th October 2012

Michael is my husband and he made this bread whilst I was out for the day. Looks revolting, but tastes divine!


Ingredients

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Method

  1. Dissolve the yeast in a little of the yogurt which has been warmed.
  2. Sieve the garlic powder, Pakistani basar, ground coriander, salt and flour into a bowl.
  3. Pour in the yogurt and the yeast / yogurt mixture.
  4. Mix throughly and knead according to your chosen method.
  5. Shape into a ball and sllow to rest, in a covered bowl, until almost doubled in size.
  6. Gently deflate the dough and repeat the previous step.
  7. Deflate the dough again and press into a rectangle, one side of which is the length of your tin.
  8. Fold the top and bottom parts of the dough into the middle and press the seam gently with your fingers.
  9. Repeat and you should have a nice log shape.
  10. Place a a greased 900g loaf tin, seam side down.
  11. Cover with clingfilm and allow to prove until the dough has almost reached the top of the tin.
  12. Slash the dough if desired.
  13. Bake at 230° C (450° F - gas 8), [fan oven 210° C & reduce cooking time by 10 mins per hour] for 30-40 minutes until it is done.
  14. Turn out of the tin and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Variations

Stages 1-6 can be done in a breadmaker if you follow the order of adding the ingredients in your instruction manual.

Chef's notes

This is quite a wet dough, but do not be tempted to use much flour when kneading. Flour your hands rather than the worksurface and you will find that it sticks less and less as you knead. It is the garlic powder which causes the very dark crust. It does not taste burnt at all and in fact is slightly sweet.

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