this week i downloaded quite a few old mexican magazines about baking :) i was so excited about it...if possible, i will try most of the recipes that are there...the first one i tried is a sesame bread that looks like a braid...it looked beautiful...
500 g all purpose flour
40 g sugar
2 teaspoons salt
7,5 g dry active yeast
150 ml milk
3/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
3 spoons sesame oil (optional)
the dough should be soft and elastic. mix in the toasted sesame seeds and leave it resting for about 20 minutes.
cut the dough in 16 parts and roll to 40 cm long sticks.
this is how you create the braid...divide the sticks in four groups of four. take the group on the right side and pass it above the group next to it. do not let it go and pass it below the next group and above the last group. again, take the sticks that are on the right side and do the same thing...above, below, above :)
when you are done, leave the bread on a warm place to double its size. after that, brush it with egg and sprinkle with more sesame seeds. bake it for 25 minutes at a temperature of 210 °C.