Learn to make some delicious homemade bread that's shaped like a flower. This Sri Lankan recipe for bread is easy to make and will be a family favorite for years to come. Watch for a simple slideshow of the recipe in action, and follow the directions below.
* Prep Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
* Cook Time: 20 Minutes
* Difficulty: Intermediate
* 150 grams Flour
* 6 grams Sugar
* 3 grams Yeast
* 3 grams Salt
* 85 milliliters Water
* 1 whole Egg, Beaten, Divided In Half
* 6 grams Butter, Melted
In mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, yeast and salt, and mix on a low speed for one minute.
Add water and 1/2 of the beaten egg and mix on low speed for one minute.
Add in the butter and knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10-15 minutes at medium speed.
Cover dough with towel and let it rise in a warm place until volume doubles in size (about 35 minutes).
Take the dough out of the bowl and roll it into a large rectangle 7×7 inch and 1/4 inch thick in size, using a rolling pin. You may need some more flour for dusting.
Using a very sharp knife, cut dough into 1/2 inch thick strips.
Now take 6 strips (hold the strips in a bunch) and twist both ends in the opposite direction. After that tuck one end under the other end and place on a greased baking tray (see photo for finished product and the shape you are aiming for).
Now cover the flower bread with a tea towel and allow to relax about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes beat the remaining 1/2 egg and brush over the bread.
Bake at 200°C degrees for 20 minutes.
Serve with jam or butter.