04 April 2013

Decorative Bread / 'Sunflower Bread'


This is a simple way of making everyday bread look special. Along with braiding, it's most common way of decorating bread in central and Eastern Europe (usually during Easter and Christmas). You can use any recipe for basic white bread, that calls for 5-6 cups of flour. Pan for baking is a pizza size pan, only much deeper (5 cm).

 Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 cup milk
2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs sugar
1,5 teas salt
2 teas yeast
5,5 cups flour
- extra oil (or melted butter), for brushing each layer
Beaten egg white for brushing the top + seeds for sprinkling
Coloured boiled egg for centre (optional)
Method:
Put all ingredients in a bread maker, and program it for dough only (or make a dough by hand, and let it rise on a warm spot for 1 hour). When ready take out, and divide into 4. Roll out each into a circle, brush with oil or butter. Stack them onto one pile; Don't brush the top layer. Cut the dough as you would slice pizza, only leave the edges non-cut through. Now, make cuts in the middle of each 'slice'. Turn the corner of dough through that cut and place onto same spot. Repeat with other 7. (You can place an boiled egg in the middle)  Cover with a clean tea towel and let it rise on a warm spot.
Preheat oven to 180*C. Brush risen dough with beaten egg white, decorate with seeds and bake for 45-50 minutes.


Dekorativni Hljeb /Kruh  ('Suncokret pogača')

Jednostavan nacin za uciniti svakodnevni hljeb / kruh specijalnim. Uz 'pletenje', ovo je jedan od najuobicajenijih nacina dekorisanja u centralnoj i istocnoj Evropi (obicno za vrijeme Uskrs i Bozica). Mozete koristiti bilo koji recept za bijeli hljeb / kruh, koji koristi 5,5 -6 solja brasna (oko 850 gr). Pleh je velicine pice, samo nesto dublji (oko 5 cm).

Potrebno:
1 solja (250ml) vode
1 solja mlijeka
2 K maslinovog ulja
1 K secera
1,5 k soli
2 k instant kvasca
5,5 solja brasna za hljeb/kruh
- ulje (ili otopljen maslac) za premazivanje svakog sloja
bjelance umuceno za premazivanje povrsine + sjemenke za posuti
Obojeno jaje za centar (ako zelite)
Nacin:
Stavite sve sastojke u masinu za mijesenje i programirajte na tijesto; ili umijesite rucno i ostavite na toplom 1 sat. Kada je spremno, podijelite na 4 dijela. Razvaljajte svaki na krug i premazite maslacem ili uljem svaki osim posljednjeg. Slozite ih jedan na drugi. Izrezite tijesto kao sto biste picu, tj na 8 dijelova, s tim sto krajeve ostavite ne prorezane. Sada svaki komad prorezite po sredini. Kroz taj prorez zavrnite tijesto i vratite ga na mjesto. Ponovite isto sa ostalih 7 dijelova. Pokrijte tijesto i ostavite na toplome. 
Ukljucite rernu na 180*C. Premazite kruh sa umucenim bjelance i ukrasite sa sjemenkama. Pecite oko 45-50 minuta.

19 comments:

  1. Prekrasna pogacha,Jasna.Mnogo krasivo dekorirana.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Дуже цікаво! Гарний!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Draga Jasna, ovaj kruh izgleda kao da si ga nacrtala. Uistinu je poseban i prekrasan, ne mogu se nadiviti!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You do have quite a lot of patience...love the look of that bread. I wanna try it sometime.

    Luv,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. This looks so awesome, but a little tricky too, going to try it sometime..

    ReplyDelete
  6. Se ve irresistible muy muy rico y hermoso diseño,hugs,hugs.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Divno izgleda, volim sve vrste hljeba, pogače, peciva...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love your blog! I'm happy to follow you, you can visit my blog when you find time :)
    http://kitchenista-welcometomykitchen.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Odlična ideja. Kruh zaista izgleda posebno i jako svečano.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love the design on bread, done perfectly

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow wow..beautiful bread :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. A masterpiece! I will have to try it one day.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Stvarno dekorativno, šteta ga je pojesti

    ReplyDelete
  14. Kako je lepa pogača, pa ja nisam znala ovu metodu 'zavrtnja', hvala na super ideji :***

    ReplyDelete
  15. Divno i hvala sto si nam ovako lijepo prikazala postupak. Jako zanimljivo.

    ReplyDelete
  16. That's a beautiful looking bread, too pretty to eat :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ovaj kruh je baš poseban, krasno izgleda, za poslužiti ga na najsvečaniji stol !

    ReplyDelete
  18. Prekrasno izgleda, obožavam kruh!

    ReplyDelete