KIELBASA IN BRAIDED BREAD
This bread reminds me to a bakery shop in Jakarta. They sold braided sausage bread where other bakeries sold a classic sausage bread. Usually, I made the classic sausage bread (aka pig in the blanket), but this time, I tried to make the fancy sausage bread.
Since the fancy sausage bread is unusual, so I tried hard to find the way how they made it. And I saw ci Stella's blog which is posting this braided sausage bread, but unfortunately, she didn't post the steps of braiding. I asked her and she replied me, but I still can't picture it well.
At last, I made it based on 6 strands braided bread and insert the sausage pieces in the braided bread, and the result was not bad at all, tho it is not as nice as ci Stella's braided sausage bread.
For the bread, I used soft bread recipe from NCC which is became my favorite bread recipe. And, for the sausage, I made Polish-Type sausage or also known as Kielbasa. Originally this sausage is made of pork and beef mix, but I made it of beef only, and spicy ;). It tasted good tho :).
Let me share it with you...
Braided Sausage Bread
Yield: 4 big size sausage bread
1 soft bread recipe
3/4 lb beef sirloin
1/4 lb beef chuck
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp mustard powder
1/8 tsp ground white pepper
1/2 tsp marjoram
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp chilli flakes, optional (skip it if you dislike spicy)
1 egg yolk
3 tbsps milk (or evaporated milk)
For the kielbasa:
Cut meat into small cube, freeze it until a half frozen.
Mix all spices, toss it into the meats. Grind with coarse (1/4-inch) grinder plate. After all meats are grinded, mix the meat mixture using paddle attachmentfor for approx.3 minutes.
Using sausage stuffer, stuff the meats into sausage casings. After that, simmer in 180F water for 15 minutes.
Pan fry the sausage until both sides are brown. Slice it into 1/2 cm wide. Set aside.
For the braided bread:
Weigh dough 30 gr each, and shape it into a small ball shape. Make strand from the small ball dough. Braid it base on 6 strands braided bread. Please go to this link for the braiding steps.
Insert sausage pieces all over the braided bread. Brush it with egg wash. Then, bake it into preheated 350`F oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until the breads are brown.