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Sesame Bread Rings  Veg CD CBF Egyptian 70mins plus proving and cooling
 

Egyptian Name: Semeet

Makes 16 Rings     Cold Vegetarian   Breads Rolls Baked Fayre    Egypt North Africa Nth African

Ingredients
675g/1 lb Plain Flour
1 teasp Salt
160ml/5fl.oz. Milk
2 tbsp Butter
4 teasp Active Dry Yeast
2 tbsp Sugar
120ml/4fl.oz. Warm Water
1 Egg
100g/4oz Sesame Seeds

Instructions

1. Sift together the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.

2. Place the milk in a saucepan and bring almost to boiling point. Remove from the heat, add the butter and allow to cool to lukewarm.

3. Meanwhile place the yeast, sugar and warm water in a small bowl and leave to stand for about 5 minutes until bubbly.

4. Add the yeast mixture to the cooled milk, stir to mix then gradually add the milk mixture to the flour, stirring with a wooden spoon until a soft dough forms that does not stick to the sides of the bowl.

5.Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic..

6. Form the dough into a ball, place in an oiled bowl, turning to coat all surfaces with oil then cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, until doubled in size.

7. After the proving time, punch down the dough and using floured hands divide it into 16 equal portions then roll each portion into a long, thin rope and join together the ends of the rope to form a circle about 18cm/8-inches in diameter.

8. Place on oiled baking sheets or sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing at least 5cm/2 inches apart.

9. Beat the egg together with a little water in a small bowl then brush each ring with a little of the mixture. Sprinkle the rings with the sesame seeds then leave to rise, uncovered for about 30 minutes in a warm place until doubled in size.

10. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 220C, 425F, gas Mark 7. Bake the bread rings for 8-10 minutes then lower the oven temperature 170C, 325F, Gas Mark 3 and continue to bake for a further 20 mins or until the bottoms sound hollow when tapped. Cool on wire racks.
 

 

 

   

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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Main equipment required to make this recipe

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Wooden Spoon

Wire Rack

 

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