For this month's Bread Bakers Wendy Klik of A Day in the Life on the Farm has choosen Irish Bread as theme. It was wonderful to bake this traditional Irish Bread - Blaa.
Ablaais a doughy, whitebreadbun (roll) particularly associated
withWaterford,Ireland.It is currently made inWaterford andCounty Kilkenny and was historically
Blaas are sold in two
varieties: “Soft” and “Crusty”. Soft blaas are slightly sweet, malt flavour,
light but firm in texture and melt in the mouth. Crusty blaas are crunchy at
first bite, then chewy with a subtle malt taste and a pleasing bitter
aftertaste from the well cooked, dark crust.
The blaa was introduced to Waterford at the end of
the 17th century by theHuguenots,the word is thought to have been
derived from theFrenchword for white,blanc.
19 November 2013, the blaa was awardedProtected Geographical Indication statusby the European Commission.
Waterford Blaa contains no preservatives or
enrichment and is made solely from preservative-free strong bakers’flour, tablesalt,
compressedyeast, dough conditioner and water. The addition offlourgives the product the white finish on top , which results
in the rough cracked appearance of the ‘Waterford Blaa’, which is a
characteristic of the product. As they are not baked with steam, the heavy
dusting offlouris both for protection from oven heat and to enhance the
appearance. Throughout the production process of there is excessive use offlour,
at pinning, resting, etc. There can also beflouron the base. They are characteristically not uniform in
shape and size. The dough that is used to make it is tougher and does not
contain as much water as other products. It is baked for longer, producing a
stronger crust which contains the distinctivemaltflavour.
Waterford Blaa is a popular breakfast
product usually baked during the night and sold as abreadproduct
normally eaten withbutteror as a mid-day snack to make sandwiches with a variety
of fillings, includingfriedpotatoes, dillsk, Irish filletsteakand relish. However, it is a popular belief that It is
best when torn apart by hand and eaten fresh, straight from the bakery.
Flour – 4 cup + ¾ cup to roll
water – 1 ½ cup
– 1 tsp
Sugar- 1 tsp
Yeast – 2 tbs
sugar and yeast to the lukewarm water and keep it for ten minutes. It will be
In a bowl, mix together flour and salt . Add the
frothy yeast mixture and mix well.
Knead the dough for 10 –
15 minutes until it becomes soft and elastic.
Place the dough in an
oiled bowl and cover it with cling wrap. Let the dough to double.
Punch and divide the
dough into equal parts. Roll each part into round balls and arrange in the
Allow for second rise.
After the rise the round dough balls will become slightly square in shape.
Dust the flour on each
roll and bake on a preheated oven for 20 minutes @ 200*C.
The Blaa will be lightly browned and sounds
hollow when tapped. The difference between Blaa and Bap will be the flour dust
remains white on the blaa after baking too….
Blaa will be having a
crispy crust and soft inside.
This post is to create a story with the characters on all three packs of new colgate magical space adventure along with Blogadda.
Our Little Angel Akshara was a big fan of Chota
Bheem . She always watches and imitates the characters especially bheem.
So when I asked her to name the characters for
Colgate magical story , she immediately named them as Bheem and Chupki. The Bheem in this story had same orange colour space suite as Chota Bheem.
The story begins in a beautiful country Dholakpur. The people of Dholakpur lived happily. If any problem arises Chota Bheem and his friends will come to rescue.
All the people along with Chota Bheem and his
friendsinDholakpur wereeagerly waiting to celebrate the Full moon
But sadly , they can’t witness the moon and
everyone was disappointed. The sky was dark , even the stars were shining lifelessly. Chota Bheem and his friends decided to find what
happened to Chandamama ( Moon ).
They decided to send chupki along with Chota
Bheem to travel to space. They prepared for their space travel and wore their respective space suite. Bheem and chupki started their space journey in a Rocket . Chupki carries a bag full of Laddus for Bheem ,as Laddus are his secret of energy.
The Rocket on which they travel reached the
space station , they can’t find any astronuat in the space station. It was so suspicious. When they reached the space , they can see other planets except Chandamama (moon)
. Later they spotted the dark Moon which was sad looking.
Chota Bheem and Chupki go on a space walk
and reach the moon’s surface. They use the Lunar Rover Vehicle ( LRV ) to travel through moon to find
the reason for the darkness in moon.
found that chandamama was arrested by alien king Girmana. There was a UFO full of aliens. So the moon was engulfed with darkness.
Bheem and Chupki found that Aliens plan to
capture other planets too. Bheem starts to attack the aliens with the advanced defense system , he defeated
every alien. Then comes Girmana the fight with him was tough.
Chupki throws Laddu to Bheem , after having
the Laddu Bheem beats Girmana. The UFO was burnt into ashes. Moon was happy and shines again. The Astronauts who were kept hostage by aliens were all released.
Bheem places the victory flag on the moon’s
surface and returns back to Dholakpur. All the people and king are waiting to
receive them. Chandamama shines bright high in the sky.
The King honoured Chota Bheem and Chupki with the Dholakpur bravery award . People praised them for their bravery and courage.
Everyone watched the bravery of the Chota
Bheem through Live Telecast of above events in their Television…….
“I’m blogging my #ColgateMagicalstories at BlogAdda in association with Colgate.