Cheesy Coriander Bread. *Sigh* Oh the smell that was wafting around the house whilst the bread was baking...Aah, I could just live off that smell. If you and I are going to be friends, then there an are three things you need to know about me.
1) I love bread. I can eat it all day long. I love bread with everything. From my curries, to my jam, to my butter, to even my white sauce. Everything is fine with a little bread by its side.
2) I adore cheese. Nothing is too cheesy (excepting pick up lines :P ) Cheese is the Mary Poppins of the food world. You can put cheese in my tea and I might throw out the tea but rest assured the cheese will find its way into my tummy.
3) Coriander. The best herb ever. I love my curries and no curry is complete without coriander. Call it cilantro, call it coriander, call it what you may but if you are talking spicy and talking garnish, coriander better be on the plate.
So, cheesy coriander bread. Need I say more?
Here are the things you need,
- 4 cups of flour
- 2 1/4 tsp of dry yeast
- 11/2 cups of warm milk
- a pinch of salt
- Finely chopped coriander, including the stalk. How much depends on how much you like its taste
- Grated Cheddar
- 3-4 cloves of finely chopped garlic.
- One egg
- In a bowl, mix together the yeast and milk well until all the yeast has dissolved.
- Now add the salt to the milk.
- Then quickly add the flour little by little until it forms a ball. Knead for a minute or two until flour and milk is well mixed.
- Cover the dough using cling film and leave it untouched for a couple of hours or until the dough has doubled in size.
- In a different bowl, mix together the grated cheese, coriander and garlic and keep aside.
- Once the dough has risen, knead if for a couple more minutes and divide it into 12 balls.
- Roll out the balls into small circles, using a little flour to prevent it from sticking to the rolling pin.
- Now scoop a little of the cheese and coriander mixture on to each of the dough circles and seal off the edges to form a semi circular shape.
- Arrange them on to a greased bread loaf tray, so that they overlap one another.
- Let it rest for another 20-25 minutes
- Once risen, brush them with egg and bake in an oven pre heated to 180 degree celcius for 30 35 minutes.