Sunday, October 28, 2012


I bake yeast bread quite often because my family loves them.    My boy specially requested this bread for his breakfast.

It is a great bread to bring to potlucks or family gatherings.  Filled with tuna, you can also choose other stuffing of your choice.

If you have a bread machine, the process is even easier because the machine kneads the bread for you. But if don't have a BM, no worries! Good old fashioned kneading with your hand is perfect (it's a good workout).

Using a sweet dough,  this bread turned out soft and  buttery, however frozen bread dough may also be conveniently substituted by time pressed readers.

Yield   :     2 mini loaves

3 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoon cornflour
3 tablespoon dry milk
3 tablespoon soft butter
2 tablespoon sugar
1 cup warm water
2 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp salt

185 g  tuna flakes drained
1 big onion chopped
3  tablespoon light mayonnaise
salt and black pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients except the filling in a mixing bowl, mix and knead using your hand, a stand mixer or bread machine set on dough cycle - to make a soft and smooth dough.

Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and allow to rise for 1-1.5 hours until doubled.

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients for the filling.

Gently punch the dough, transfer onto lightly floured surface. Divide into 2 equal  portion.

Roll out each portion into 9 x 12 in rectangle. Spread half of the filling down the center section.

To form the braid, cut 1 in cross wise strips down the length of the outside sections. Make sure both sides have  same number of strips.

Starting from the left, lift the top dough strip, gently bring it across the filling diagonally. Repeat on the other side so that  2 strips crisscross each other.

Complete the other piece of the dough using same step.

Cover and let rest for 45 minutes. Towards the end of rising time, preheat oven @ 190 C.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven, brush with melted butter.

Transfer onto rack to cool.

Linking to  Yeastspotting 11-2-12

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suhaina aji said...

That looks yumm and delish. Wish i can have few slices now. Ur braid looks perfect. Freshly baked homemadr bread is the best. I am baking some khara buns right now. Will satisfy my cravings for now.

Mélange said...

Superbly yummy and tempting.

belleau kitchen said...

I have never seen anything like this before. It's so intriguing. Like a tuna encroute but with bread dough? Looks very good!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Mm I love tuna but I rarely use it in exciting ways. This is really unique I must say. Thanks for sharing

Yin said...

What a beautiful braided bread you had made. I wonder do you have a daughter with long hair? You must have master the skills from there :-)

Prathima Rao said...

That is a perfect braid!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

divya said...

Makes me hungry,highly irresistible.

Rosita Vargas said...

Exquisito y muy lindo me encanta un gran trabajo,abrazos y abrazos.

cHeRyNa PiReS said...

My God...what a piece of work. I respect you for the patience :)

sm said...

looks tasty bread

Guru Uru said...

A stunningly delicious bread :)

Choc Chip Uru

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow perfectly made bread,love it a lot...

Medeja said...

Looks delicious! I really should learn to bake with yeast!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Love it....

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Wonderfully made tuna stuffed bread. Thanks for sharing.

today's recipe:

Priya said...

Fantastic and very attractive bread.

Julie said...

lovely filling ,yummy clicks!!
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CJ @ Morsels of Life said...

Your braided bread looks so good! I can never get the braided part quite right myself. Thanks for linking up with us today, and when you get a chance, please include a link back to Must Try Monday/Morsels of Life. :)

mjskit said...

This is what your son asked for breakfast. Well, how can you pass a recommendation like that? As always, this is an awesome loaf of bread and I love that it's a protein bread, like a sandwich loaf with all of the ingredients contained in one slice. Fabulous!

Deepti said...

Wow looks wonderful! YUMMY...

Lisa said...

Interesting to add the tuna filling! Looks great!

cookingvarieties said...

hi dear, almost missed this post-very interesting recipe, now i know how they cut up the pastry. bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day

Katerina said...

If I didn't know you made it, I would have thought that a bread artisan has created this perfectly made bread!

Vineetha said...

Tuna super bake !

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow perfect looking braid and loved the filling..yummy bread..

Jessica McCoy said...

Such a pretty loaf.

Thanks for linking up with us at Wonderful Food Wednesday!

Jessica @ At Home Take 2

kala said...


Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Wow, that looks amazing! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

For breakfast -- good idea! Sounds great any time! Thanks for linking on Busy Monday!

Jody and Stan said...

I love how you braided the bread. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

This is beautiful and looks so easy! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy Monday wishes xo P.S. sorry I'm so late visiting :-)

Latha Madhusudhan said...

Aree wah!! super. I luv the way it has come out. You have braided it superb. I am sure its a feast for the tongue.


Following your blog.

Christine said...

I would LOVE to have that for lunch today!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening! :)

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop
this week!

I hope to see you there!
The Chicken Chick

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Just stopping by to let you know I featured this on my blog today! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. You can check out the feature and grab a button here: The Fun In Functional #24

SnoWhite said...

This looks like a fun bread -- with such beautiful presentation. So glad you brought it to the countdown!

SnoWhite said...

what a fun bread -- and with such beautiful presentation. So glad you brought it to the countdown!

Mamatkamal said...

This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.


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