Some time ago we made one of the most appropriate purchases for our home – a bread machine. You may know, nothing compares with the taste of a homemade bread. The best part is that the preparation doesn`t take much time, because the machine does all the work. Meanwhile, we`ve found that it`s better to transfer the bread to the regular oven for baking – that way one can experiment with its shape, and it turns better.
I trusted the bread machine when I had to cook a bread for my daughter’s proshtapulnik (a traditional Bulgarian ritual that celebrates the baby first steps). I had to make it myself, but the traditions are not what they were, and the bread turned out perfect. You can cook it for any occasion because it`s really delicious. I took the recipe from here if you want to prepare it the traditional way. And below, you’ll learn how to make it with a bread machine.
What you`ll need:
500 g flour
250 ml milk, at room temperature
2 eggs and 1 egg white
50 g butter, melted
1 tablespoon sugar
½ tablespoon lemon juice
7 g dry yeast
1 tablespoon salt
some olive oil
sesame seeds, sunflower seeds
How to cook it:
Prepare your bread machine as well as a round baking tray for the bread.
Beat the eggs and egg white. Sift the flour. Start to add the products to the bread machine – first the liquid ingredients and then the dry ingredients. Put the yeast last. Turn on the kneading program.
Once the program is over, transfer the dough to the tray. Beat the egg yolk with a little olive oil and if you wish add sesame and sunflower seeds and spread evenly on top of the bread. Put the bread in a warm oven (50°-70°) until rising. Then heat to 180° and bake until golden. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.