Preparation time: 2 hours Cooking time: 15-20 minutes Serves: 4 Recipe Ingredients:
450g Flour 1/3 cup Castor Sugar 2 Teaspoons of Baker’s Yeast or Active Dried Yeast a pinch of Salt 40g of melted Butter 180ml warm Milk 2 Eggs +1 for brushing 1 cup Nutella Recipe Method:
Mix in 1tsp sugar in the warm milk and mix in the yeast. Allow standing undisturbed for 10 minutes or till the mixture turns frothy.
Mix together the flour, melted butter, eggs and the yeast mixture and knead into a soft pliable dough. Brush a large bowl with oil and keep the dough to prove in a warm place till it doubles in size.
Punch the dough lightly and divide into 4 equal parts roll out each dough ball into a 9” disc. Place the disc on a baking tray. Apply 1/3 of the Nutella on the first disc leaving a space of ½ “ on the outer edge. Cover the Nutella smeared disc with another disc of the dough. Apply 1/3 of the Nutella on the second disc leaving a space of ½ “ on the outer edge. Cover the Nutella smeared disc with the third disc of the dough. Apply the remaining Nutella on the third disc leaving a space of ½ “ on the outer edge. Cover the Nutella smeared disc with the last disc of the dough. Press the edges together lightly.
Lightly press a 4”bowl in the center of the disc to make a light mark. This circle will be the last mark for us when we cut the dough. Divide the circle into 16 equal parts (like the spokes of a wheel) carefully cut the dough on the lines beginning from the circle marked inside to the outer circle. You should have with you 16 equal portions with each portion joined at the center and each line- a cut of around 7”.
Pick each piece and twist around twice. Press together the edges of the adjacent leaves to resemble a petal. Finish to prepare 8 petals.
Lightly beat one egg and brush the brioche with some egg wash for a glaze. Cover with a wet cloth and allow resting for 15 minutes.
Bake at 180′C for 15 – 20 minutes or till golden in color.
Life always gives big opportunities in the form of small hints. The big move in Pankaj Bhadouria’s life came with a small step when she decided to leave her successful teaching career spanning over 16 years and enter India's 1st televised cookery reality show - MasterChef India on the leading GEC - Star Plus.
And as they say, fortune favours the brave, Pankaj went on to become a worthy winner and with it India's first ever MasterChef.
The comfort of the classroom gave way to the adulations, accolades and a host of achievements. Pankaj hosted her first cookery show - "Chef Pankaj ka Zayka" on Star Plus during Sep-Oct 2011 where she showcased her passion for cooking. The success of this daily show added another flavor to her sweet success.