1cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup water
1 tea spn cumin seeds (roasted)
1and 1/4 tea spn active dry yeast
1/2 tbl spn unsalted butter
1/2 tea spn sugar
1 tea spn salt
1-Roast cumin seeds till a nice aroma comes out of them. Crush them slightly(do not make a powder).
2-Heat the water till it is lukewarm, Add sugar, butter and little olive oil. Then add yeast to it. Leave it at a warm place for 10mins till yeast becomes active (the mixture becomes frothy)
3-Add salt, cumin and flours. If necessary add a little more water. Make a dough.(Knead it well for about 10mins.)
4-Transfer the dough to a well oiled big vessel. Cover with a plastic wrap.
5-Leave it for about 1 and 1/2 hrs – 2hrs till the dough doubles in size.
6-Take out the dough on a flat surface. Press down the dough. Knead for a minute and give desired shape.
7-Apply some olive oil on top and leave it covered for another 45mins. The dough should double in size again.
8-Preheat the oven at 500F for about 10mins. Bake the bread for about 10- 15mins. Take it out and brush some butter on top. Then keep it back in oven and bake till you get a nice brown color(about 10- 15mins).
I served it with a simple olive oil-dried basil-salt mixture (like they serve in some of the Italian restaurants here). It was a very crusty from outside, soft from inside.
I sprinkled some of the grated cheese on top and served with hot tomato soup.
I am sending it to Aathidhyam's BREAD MANIA EVENT.