Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Bublik - Russian Bagels #BreadBakers

     For this months Bread Bakers the theme was whole grains . I first thought of making whole wheat  naan bread then  changed to whole wheat bagels . Then finalized  on making this Russian bread - Bublik .

        Bublik ( also Booblik or Bublyk ) is a traditional Eastern European Bread roll . It is similar to a bagel , but somewhat bigger and has a wider hole. Bubliks often have a much denser and chewier  texture  than bagels.
        Bubliks are members of  a class of  bread products made from dough that has been boiled before  baking , which also includes bagels, baranki , sushki and other similar breads.
      Bubliks are  made from yeast – leavened wheat dough that commonly contains milk , butter and egg whites and is rather sweet.  Poppy seeds are popular addition to the dough.
     Bubliks are featured by professional bakers in their shops and at country fairs and regional markets.
 In Russia and Ukraine bubliks are usually treated not like bread , but like a type of pastry , eaten as a complement to tea or coffee.

    Bublik are the Russian equivalent to bagels. The difference is that bubliks are  a little smaller and slightly  sweet .
      In Russia , they are sold in dozens strung on a string.
 Eaten as a pastry with a cup of coffee or tea , rather than as a honking great sandwich.
Requirements :
 For dough :
Wheat flour – 3 cup  + for dusting
Milk – 1 cup
Instant yeast – 2 ¼  tsp
Butter – 1 tbs
Salt – ½ tsp
Sugar – 4 tbs
For simmering bath :
Water – 4 cup
Salt – ½ tsp
For the Glaze :
Poppy seeds

Method :

 Keep the milk in luke warm temperature.
In a bowl , add the flour , sugar and yeast , combine well.
Add in the milk , salt and butter.
Make into a soft dough.
Place the dough on countertop and knead well for 10 minutes.
 Place the dough again in a bowl  and cover with clingform or a damp tea towel.
 Let it raise for 2 – 3 hour.

Shaping of bublik :

 Punch on the raised dough and make into small  round balls.
Let it rest for another 15 minutes.
Take each ball and poke a hole in the center with the thumb and gently stretch from center to form a circle.
Repeat this for all balls and let all rest for another 10 minutes.

Poaching of Bublik :
In  a large pan , boil about four cups of water along with salt.
When the water boils , simmer the heat to medium.
Add a bublik at a time and  let it in the water for 60 seconds turn after 30 seconds .
Use a slotted ladle to take the poached bublik.
Repeat the same for others.
Baking of bubliks :

Arrange the poached bubliks in the baking tray. Brush milk on top of each bublik and sprinkle generous amount of poppy seeds.
 Preheat the oven to 220 * C  and keep the baking tray inside the oven.
Bake for about 20 – 30 minutes.

Bubliks are ready to serve.

Serve along with sourcream or Jam accompanied with tea or coffee.

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    1. Looks like Bublik is something I need to try and soon.

    2. Those sure turned out pretty, Sharanya!

    3. I love learning of different cultures through food. Thanks for sharing.

    4. They look very good. I would have to give them a try :)

    5. Love your expression "honking great sandwich!" These looks so chewy and delicious! Good choice!

    6. Very interesting to learn about these Russian bagels Sharanya. They sound perfect for breakfast.

    7. This is a new recipe for me, and seems quite interesting... In my to-do list.

    8. Looks delicious! I love home baked bagels and will try these soon!

    9. If it's anything even remotely like a bagel I'm so there. These look wonderful and I can't wait to try them!

    10. wow these came out fantastic - would love these for my breakfastin the morning