Obviously we are all practicing social distancing, so I’ve decided to make use of my time at home in between telemedicine appointments. Today’s project was to make a classic Kashmiri bread, televor, enjoyed with pink salt tea (sheer chai). It’s similar to a sesame bagel. I used a french flour used for baguettes but you can using any all purpose flour, so your dough might need more or less water. Enjoy and stay safe.
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon of quick rise dry yeast
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 tablespoon of salt
2 cups of water (80F) important to get the yeast to grow
- Mix the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, salt, yeast.
- Add the warm water slowly while mixing. ( I used the dough hook on my Kitchen aid). Continue to mix the dough for 7-8 minutes using the mixer to get a soft dough.
- Place dough in a bowl, cover with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and let it rest for an hour in a warm place with a kitchen towel over the bowl.
- The dough should rise nicely after an hour.
- Shape the dough into a log, and cut into 6-8 pieces (depending on how big you want them, they will get bigger)
- Take each round piece and create a hole in the middle.
- Place on a floured counter and cover with a towel for 30 minutes so they rise again.
- Preheat your oven to 430 degrees F.
- Meanwhile take each piece and add to boiling water in a large pan on the stove, 1 minute on each side. (I did 2-3 at a time in a wok).
- Once finished place on paper towel for 5 minutes.
- Either butter the sheet pan or use parchment paper to line it.
- Brush each piece with melted butter and then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Place all the pieces on the sheet pan and bake at 430F for 35-40 minutes.
- Make sure they are nice and crispy, golden brown on top.
- Let them cool and enjoy with a warm beverage. Kashmiris usually have televor with a pink salt tea (sheer chai).