Ok here i am with my family favorite recipe.Can you believe this got over within 1 hour of making it. Everyone was digging into it telling me that it taste exactly like bakery bought ones. Do i need anymore appreciation than this..I know that this dish will be most of your favorite one too, so i am sharing you the recipe.
Now coming to the dilkush. This is basically a sweetened coconut and tutti fruit filling with lots of nuts, cherries and it has a lovely aroma of cardamom powder and melted butter, this yummy filling is stuffed into a sweet, soft, buttery bread. I am sure now that you are clear about this dish.
This is particularly a no fail recipe, how ever you bake it, it turns out delicious. The main thing you should keep in mind is use good quality yeast and dont over bake, as it will make the bread turn hard. Other than this, if you follow the recipe, then it is a hit one. Hope you will try this and let me know how it turned out for you..
Preparation Time : 20 mins
Resting Time : 2 to 2.30 hours
Baking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Makes : 10 to 12 slices
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cup / 250 grams
Instant Dry Yeast - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Warm Milk - 250 ml + 2 tblspn of brushing on top
Butter - 1 tblspn melted
Fresh Coconut - 1.5 cup
Tutti fruity - 3/4 cup
Cashew Nuts - 1/4 cup
Cherries -10 chopped
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Butter - 2 tblspn melted
Cardamom powder / Yelakai Podi - 1 tsp
Start by making the dough. Take flour, sugar, salt, yeast in a mixing bowl. Pour warm milk over it and knead it into a slightly sticky dough. Now drizzle some butter over it and mix well. Cover and let it sit in a warm place of 1 to 2 hours till it doubles in size.
Now lets make the filling. Take coconut and sugar in a blender and blend them till it resembles a coarse mixture. In a bowl, add coconut mix, tutti fruity, cherries, nuts, cardamom powder and butter. Mix that well, filling is done.
Line a baking tray with foil and grease it well with butter.
Once the dough has rised punch it back down and knead well for a min. Divide the dough into two equal portions.
Take one dough out and roll it into a round circle. Place the circle on the baking tray, spread the filling all over the dough circle. Now dip your fingers in water and moisten the edges.
Now roll another dough into a round circle. Place that circle over the moistened edges and press with your fingers to seal them well.
Now dip your fingers again in water and moisten the edges, fold the around the sides so it is well sealed. Leave it to rest for 10 mins.
In the meantime preheat the oven to 200 degree C / 400 degree F.
Now Use a knife to make some slashes over the top so the steam can escape.
Brush the top with some milk and bake it in oven for 25 to 35 mins. Dont overbake.
Once it is done, remove from oven and brush the top with some melted butter. Cover the top with a damp cloth so the crust will become soft.
Once it is cooled, slice and serve.
If you have any leftover, keep it in fridge. Reheat in microwave for 30 seconds or so while serving.
1)Make sure you use warm milk for kneading the dough. If you use cold milk, then the yeast wont activate. If you use hot milk, then you will kill the yeast.
2)If you are not sure that your yeast is fresh, then activate the yeast first and then add it to flour. To activate yeast, Add yeast to warm milk along with some sugar and leave it for 5 mins or so. You will see the mix will become foamy, now add this to the flour and continue the process.
3)I added extra sugar in the bread dough, this will make it more tasty.
4) I used fresh coconut in the filling to make it fresh. You could also use dessicated coconut too.
5)You could use whatever nuts you like in the filling.
6) If you are using fresh coconut, keep the bread in fridge if you have any leftover. so it wont get spoiled. you can reheat it in microwave for 30 seconds or so when serving, it will turn fresh.
|Ingredients for dough|
|Take flour in a bowl|
|Now goes yeast|
|Mix that well|
|Now pour in warm milk|
|Make it into a sticky dough|
|Add a tblspn of melted butter|
|Mix that around|
|Cover and let it rest|
|Now lets make the filling|
|Take coconut in a blender|
|Blend them together lightly|
|transfer that to a bowl|
|Add cardamom powder|
|Add in cashewnuts|
|Now goes cherries|
|and some tutti fruities|
|Drizzle some ghee of melted butter|
|Mix that around|
|After couple of hours the dough has risen beautifully|
|punch it down|
|Divide into two portions, take one out|
|roll it out|
|Place it on a greased foil lined tray|
|Spread the filling evenly|
|Dip your fingers in water|
|Moisten the edges|
|Now take another ball|
|Spread that too|
|Place it over the moistened edges|
|dip the water again|
|moisten the edges again|
|fold over to seal|
|all well sealed|
|use a kinfe|
|make slashes over it|
|brush some milk or egg wash over it|
|brush some butter to give a shine look|
|cover with damp cloth to make the crust soft|
|slice and serve|