piątek, 17 stycznia 2014

Baking with my granny!

Today it was wonderful, I made a challah or more a yeast-cake with my grandma. In fact that was me that taught her how to bake it! 
It's friday so I have some time to write down a recipe:

You will need:

For the leaven:
15g yeast
100ml warm (but not hot!) milk
2 spoons flour
1 teaspoon sugar

For the rest:
450g flour
2 teaspoons sugar (or more if u like)
2 spoons of melted butter
100ml warm (not hot) water
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt

For the crumble:
60g flour
30g sugar
30g butter

Mix all the ingredients for the leaven, cover with tea-towel and leave in a warm place. I do it in a big cup for coffee, around 5 times bigger than the amount of leaven, because it will expand! Leave for 15 minutes near the heater for example.

Prepare the ingredients for the rest in a big bowl:

 After 15 minutes add leaven, it should look like this:

 Mix everything and then knead until soft and elastic. If it is too sticky add a little bit of flour, bur not too much! 

 Cover with the tea-towel and leave in a warm place for one hour.

After an hour take the dough, knead it a bit and then divide into three parts. Roll them to obtain three rolls and make a simple braid. Hide the ends under the challah. Set the oven for 50 degrees and put the challah in for 15 minutes to rise. 
Now prepare a crumble: just mix everything and it's done!

 Take the challah out after 15 minutes, sprinkle the dough with milk and cover it with the crumble. Put it into oven again for 30 minutes and raise the temperature to 180 degrees.

 At the end it should look like this! For me it tastes best with butter and cold milk to drink.

2 komentarze:

  1. You are very good Jula! You should pursue photography after you finish secondary school! I love how you captured the Christmas tree in the reflection.

    1. Thank you so much! I want to go for foundation diploma in art and design in London and then maybe interior design and furniture design, but who knows, maybe I will go more into photography, for sure it will be always my great passion! ;)