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RoseMary & Garlic Flat Bread

>> October 05, 2010

I have considered baking a yeasted bread to be a challenge….always…..and my yeastophobia increased after reading several account of the same in the blogworld. All my fears came true with my failure at the first attempt…..the dough did not rise......but i went ahead and baked it ......hoping that it would rise once it is in the oven......the dough cooked with multiple extension of the baking time......but the final product looked like a thick vattayappam (a rice cake) ........well I dint give up….

This flatbread is a result of my second attempt and I did it….the dough did rise and the bread had a good texture….both outside and inside. But my anxiety played a little part……I forgot to grease the bread mould and as a result I had to pluck it out….carefully though…….for the photo session……hope it doesn’t look that bad ….

the recipe

Flour / Wheat flour – 11/2 cup
Yeast – 1 ½ tsp (alter quantity according to the kind of yeast being used)
Sugar – 1 tsp
Salt – ¼ tsp
Veg / Olive oil – 3 tbsp
Water – a little less than ¾ cup
Dried rosemary - 1 tbsp
Garlic - 6 - 8 cloves, finely chopped

the method

Mix the flour with rosemary and garlic.

Place the yeast, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Heat ¼ cup of the water just above luke warm temperature (if the water is too hot it will kill the yeast). Pour it to the mixing bowl and gently stir it. Close it with a lid and set aside for about 6 – 10 minutes.

Heat the remaining ½ cup water to a luke warm temperature. Open the bowl and the yeast would have melted. Add the oil and mix. Stir in the flour and pour the ½ cup water in batches till the flour is completely over. The dough should now be moist. If it is not, sprinkle some luke warm water or oil. Oil would be better b’coz the dough doesn’t get sticky. Knead the dough well for about 5 -7 minutes. 

Grease a bread mould or whatever pan you wish to use and flatten the dough. Make marks as seen in picture if you please. Leave it to rise.

I dint want to take another risk. So I boiled a pan of water, covered it and placed the bread mould on top of the boiled  water. It took about  1 ½ hours for the dough to rise to double its quantity. Punch down the dough and let it rise again. It took about 45 minutes. Preheat oven for  5 minutes at 180oC.

Brush the top of the dough with milk or egg whites. Bake for about 16 – 20 minutes. Do the toothpick test (check whether a toothpick or skewer comes out clean).

Take the baked bread out and brush it with butter. Enjoy with more butter. We snacked it.


vrinda October 5, 2010 at 6:18 PM  

Bread cameout perfect...lov the color u got..

Kairali sisters October 5, 2010 at 6:47 PM  

That is definitely a piece of Hardwork Rosha...Looks perfect color and baked...

Sushma Mallya October 5, 2010 at 8:25 PM  

i couldnt see the pic but recipe is really very nice and nice flavours in it....will come back to see the pic later...

Amritha Kalyani October 5, 2010 at 9:18 PM  

delicious looking bread with flavors of rosemary, garlic. am sure it was aromatic and tasty..

aipi October 5, 2010 at 9:44 PM  

There is nothing to beat the aroma of freshly baked bread, looks so soft and perfect :)

US Masala

Satya October 5, 2010 at 9:52 PM  

baking is really fun ,bread looks wonderful n love the flavore of garlic n rosemary ..yummy


Roshan October 5, 2010 at 9:58 PM  

hi vrinda,

thanks for your comments...

hi Kairali sisters,

thanks for those words....

hi sush,

thanks for your words....do come back and take a look at the picture..

hi amritha,

it was aromatic and flavorsome...thanks for your comment...

hi aipi,

you said it right....aroma from bakes are awesome..

cheers to all of you,


Swathi October 5, 2010 at 10:05 PM  

Bread looks delicious.

Ananda Rajashekar October 5, 2010 at 11:40 PM  

Rosemary is my new found love...with garlic can't say no! Yum!

kothiyavunu.com October 5, 2010 at 11:48 PM  

Perfect baking roshan..delicious to the core!! very yummy!

Aparna S Mallya October 5, 2010 at 11:53 PM  

Garlic and rosemary is a great combo. Yr bread looks delicious!

Yummy Team October 5, 2010 at 11:56 PM  

Lovely, flavorful bread!! Looks fantastic, Roshan..Great job!!

Priya October 6, 2010 at 12:43 AM  

Wow thats a beautiful and flavourful bread for the sure..

Hamaree Rasoi October 6, 2010 at 8:32 AM  

Great looking bread with fab flavors...can almost smell the aroma from here...

Hamaree Rasoi

NIDHYA October 6, 2010 at 11:08 AM  

love the brown crust..looks perfect

Aaha Oho

BangaloreBaker October 6, 2010 at 5:00 PM  

Thanks for the entry. Keep sending.

Rachel October 6, 2010 at 6:31 PM  

love the flavours that went into this.

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Pushpa October 6, 2010 at 10:22 PM  

Flavorful perfect flatbread...looks delish

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

Suhaina October 19, 2010 at 7:43 AM  

wow.. u have a wonderful blog with yummy recipes... which place in kerala re u from dear.. this flat bread looks amazing.. appreciate ur hard work.

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