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Monday, December 1, 2008

Rosa's Cuchaule (Lighty sweet Saffron Bread)- Yummy Yum!



The moment I saw Rosa's Yummy Yum Cuchaule,my eyes were captivated by its gorgeous looks and my senses were craving for it ambrosial flavors.Cuchaule is a rich festive Swiss harvest bread made with saffron(Sold at price of gold in this part of the world).I baked it following the original recipe closely,except for the itsy bitsy bit of turmeric that I added for little more color.I guess my Cuchaule doesn't look as pretty as Rosa's,mine needed more deeper cuts while pattering it.Never mind the amateur patterns,I relished the bread for its richness and the mild succulent saffron flavor. Thank you Rosa for the decadent bread recipe:)
Ingredients:
2 and 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
4 tablespoon butter at room temperature
1/4ounce(7g) 1 Pack active dry yeast
1 and 1/4 cup of reduced fat Organic Milk
1/2 a cup light brown sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 pinch saffron
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
1 Organic Egg yolk for glaze(egg yolk gives a darker glaze,use whole egg for a lighter glaze)
Method:
Prepare the Dough
Dissolve the yeast in 1/4 cup of milk and sprinkle the yeast and allow rise until it gets frothy, about 10 minutes.Warm rest of the milk in a saucepan,add butter,sugar,turmeric and saffron ,turn off the heat when butter is all melted and sugar is completely dissolved;about a minute.
In a large bowl combine the flour with the yeast mixture and saffron milk.Apply some oil on the sides of the bowl cover and allow to the dough to rise until double it size about an hour and half hour.
Proof and Bake
Preheat oven to 350F.
Sprinkle some all purpose flour on the work surface and knead the dough for a minute until smooth ,then shape the dough in to a circle and place on a greased baking sheet and proof for another hour by covering and allow to rise one more time before baking.
Before baking ,whisk the egg yolk and brush on the bread.Using a knife make a crisscross pattern.

Place in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes.Cool for at least 10 minutes on a rack and slice with a serrated knife.
Guess someone here can't wait that long,wants to taste the bread right out of the oven,its the curious toddler in the house.


Swiss serve this bread with butter and spicy mustard based spread,wish we had that kinda spicy spread in stores here.I slathered mine with some nutella.Any leftover are great for bread budding.

For more such colored breads don't miss the BBD:Colored bread event. This yeast bread is also sent for Susan's Yeast Spotting

24 comments:

DEESHA said...

looks sooo delicious

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wowww.. .fragrant and nice bread.. would love to taste.

Malar Gandhi said...

WOW....amazing bread, I luv Kesar treated food, luks fab' dear.

Passionate About Baking said...

I love this bread Yasmeen...it sounds so good! WOW!!

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely Bread,So good the way you made this,Lovely and fragrant,Nice entry to the event

Navita said...

Hi dear, thanks for stopping by Yasmeen.
Hey one question, I love this ambrosial flavoured bread...I have all the ingredients...but can I try baking in a microwave coz thts what I have here.:-(
I have been baking in it...quite a bit, but doesn't brown well. So will it brown the glaze at all??

Cham said...

The bread looks like brioche :) Sounds good with saffron

Cilantro said...

Nice great crust to the bread. First time here. You have a nice blog. Congrats on your award.

Priya said...

Bread looks gorgeous Yasmeen..fabulous n looks like brioche..love to have the piece with nutella rite now..

Happy cook said...

WOw the breadlooks so beautiful.
I love sweet breads and i am sure i would love these

Mediterranean kiwi said...

and it really does look gorgeous
saffron is also expensive in greece

SriLekha said...

wow! that looks yum!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, it's looks wonderful! I'm really glad you liked my recipe! Very well done!

Cheers,

Rosa

Navita said...

Thanks for following my blog Yasmeen.Likewise I have been following ur blog too. :)

Purva Desai said...

The bread looks gorgeous....you are seriously on a baking spree...
Keep it up gal!

anudivya said...

Yasmeen! Love this bread, and you know what I love even more... that little hand reaching out for the huge loaf of bread... Cute cute cute!

Zee said...

Good to know about something new called 'Cuchaule'..never heard about it before..thanks for sharing this info with us Yasmeen:)
You are churning out baking wonders each day..great recipe..lil angel's hand looks so cute in that pic:D

Uma said...

delicious bread!

Bharti said...

gorgeous bread.

Anjum said...

yasmeen i m loving all ur baked recipes good going

Sunshinemom said...

Is it a cake like bread? Looks great and I suppose no one can make it out better than the toddler:)

Susan/Wild Yeast said...

Nothing amateur about this! Thanks for sending another beauty to YeastSpotting.

Kiran said...

This is a good recipe, I have made this in the past with banana, cardamom and saffron. That was very tasty, will have to make it again to put it up on my site.

Arabic Bites said...

Very nice recipe & you did a wonderful work Yasmeen.
your bread looks fantastic.
love the photo with little hand so cute ;)

zainab :D

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