Breads in Unique Avatars

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Baking, for many, is therapeutic. Whether it is cakes, cookies or the warm and crusty bread. From the process of making the dough, to kneading and proofing and then finally settling it in the oven and letting it rise into true deliciousness is a process that is so fulfilling, even though it requires rigorous hard work and patience. And making bread is such a versatile activity. There are so many varieties in breads to explore- From sweet to savoury, and we’ve got some curated just for you.

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

Just like the nursery rhyme, once you’ve made these buns, they’ll remain in your mind and heart forever. A really simple recipe, perfect for a novice baker, these buns are made with refined flour and cocoa powder dough, and stuffed with dark chocolate chunks. Once baked, they’re glazed with maple syrup and served hot.

Sweet Buns

If you’re looking to make a batch of sweet buns that can be consumed with some butter and a warm cup of tea, your quest has come to an end. This recipe is not  only really simple to make, but it is also made using an artificial sweetener, making it healthy for people suffering from diabetes, or simply for people who are trying to keep their sugar levels in check.

Bagel Bread

Originating from Poland and popular all over the world, Bagel breads are a start to a busy day for many across the world. Smear it with some butter or jam or just eat it as it is, it is a very filling snack. Topped with black and white sesame seeds, this recipe is definitely worth trying out.

Herb Garlic BreadDefinitely one of the most popular kinds of bread there is. This delicious recipe infused a plethora of flavours into something as simple as a bread loaf. Loaded with garlic and mixed herbs like parsley, oregano, thyme etc. this bread is best served sliced and toasted with a dollop of butter on top.

Masala Bread

If you don’t like the bland flavour of bread and are looking for something interesting this masala bread recipe is just for you. The dough is stuffed with onions. Turmeric, garlic, chilli powder among other ingredients that result in a bunch of lip-smacking flavours. This can be consumed with an Indian gravy dish to the side or standalone as a snack to go with your tea or coffee.


 

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.