Cuisine: Indian | Course: Bread
Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour
Cook time : 21-25 minutes
Serve : 4
Level Of Cooking : Easy
Taste : Sweet
Ingredients for German Loaf Recipe
Refined flour (maida) 3½ cups + for dusting
Whole wheat flour (atta) ½ cup
Fresh yeast 1 tablespoon
Castor sugar (caster sugar) 85 grams + a pinch
Salt 1 teaspoon
Lemon zest 1 teaspoon
Oil 2 tablespoons
Butter for greasing + brushing
Almonds blanched and chopped 110 grams
Dried figs chopped 3 tablespoons
Cranberries chopped ¼ cup
Prunes chopped 60 grams
Take yeast in a bowl. Add a pinch of castor sugar and 2 tablespoons warm water and mix well. Set aside to activate.
Put refined flour, wheat flour, 85 grams castor sugar and salt in an electric blender and blend. Add activated yeast and blend again.
Add lemon zest and blend. Add 225ml water gradually and blend to make a dough. Add oil and blend to make a soft dough.
Dust a bowl with some refined flour and transfer the dough into it. Cover with damp muslin cloth and set aside to prove for 20-25 minutes.
Grease a loaf tin with some butter and dust with some flour.
Dust the worktop with some flour, transfer the dough and knock back to release excess air.
Add almonds, figs, cranberries and prunes and knead well.
Transfer the prepared dough into the greased loaf tin, cover with damp muslin cloth and set aside to prove for 15-20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 180° C.
Place the tin in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, brushing with some butter. Remove from oven and cool.
Demould, slice and serve.