Multigrain Pesto Braid !!!
Giving your body that daily amont of Nutrition is really important so,apart from all the other dishes make this Multigrain Pesto braid that provides a good source of dietary fibre along with other vitamins n minerals..
This braid is so versatile,easy to make,contains multigrain wholewheat and the pesto filling is full of flavors loaded with garlic n pinenuts ...Don't think anything else could be as tasty, flavorful n healthy as this!!
For the Braid :
- 1+1/4 cup / 150 gms : Wholewheat flour/Atta
- 1/2 cup / 60 gms : All purpose flour / Maida
- 1/2 cup : Jowar flour
- 1/2 cup : Bajra flour
- 7 gms : Instant Dry yeast
- 1 tsp : Sugar
- 30 ml : olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 160 ml : warm Milk
- 1 cup Basil leaves
- 2 to 3 tbsp Pinenuts / peanuts
- 3 Garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp Mozarella cheese for topping the braid..
- 3 tbsp milk for brushing the braid
- Proof the yeast : In a bowl add the warm milk , sugar and yeast..mix well n keep it covered for 10 mins ..until yeast starts to smell n frothy..
- In a big bowl add the flour , salt , olive oil and yeast mixture and knead into a soft dough..
- Once kneaded smear oil over the dough n place in a greased bowl ...
- Now cover this bowl and set in a warm place for an hour until doubled..
- Meanwhile prepare the filling..in a blender jar add the pine nuts, garlic cloves , salt , olive oil and basil leaves n pulse until coarse...later add the parmesan cheese n pulse again...remove this to a bowl n set aside..
- The dough will be doubled now..remove the dough on a lightly flour dusted work place or counter top ..
- Now roll this into a thick rectangular sheet..
- Later spread the pesto filling evenly over it..
- Next roll this into a log ...rolling horizontally..
- Now cut this log in the center vertically..
- Start overlapping one log over the other log n do the braid.. next place over a baking tray lined with parchment paper...seal the edges of the logs tightly..
- Next brush the top of the braid with milk n sprinkle Mozarella cheese over it..
- Bake this in an preheated oven at 180°c / 350°f for 30 to 35 mins until golden ..
Later slice n serve ..
The perfectly healthy n flavorful Multigrain pesto braid is ready to dive in !!!
Make n ejoy with your family n friends..
We loved it hope you will love it too !!!