How to Make Sesame Chapati Bread

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Amy Riolo demonstrates how to make Sesame Chapati bread.

    Amy Riolo: Hi, I am Amy Riolo. Today, we are in the kitchen at Sur La Table in Arlington, Virginia and we are making Sesame Chapati bread. Now this bread is different than the Indian Chapati bread because I have got the recipe from the Arabian Peninsula. If you are familiar with Indian cuisine it's a little bit more similar to an Indian Naan bread. It's very delicious and the steps that we have to make it are we are going to make the dough and we are going to knead it, let it rise and then we will roll it out and bake it.

    The tools and ingredients that we are going to use today are a small bowl, a large bowl, a wire whisk, a pastry brush, a bench press and a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The ingredients for our chapati breads are two cups unbleached white bread flour, one half teaspoon salt, two-and-one-quarter teaspoons active dry yeast, five tablespoons clarified butter that's also known as Ghee in the Indian markets, one large egg and one half cup sesame seeds. Kitchen safety is always important. Today we are going to be working with sharp knives and a hot oven. So we need to be careful and make sure that children are always supervised in the kitchen.

    Before we begin, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a Cookbook author, food writer, restaurant consultant and gourmet cooking instructor based in the Washington DC area. Now let's get started proofing our yeast.

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