CHICKEN BRAIDED LOAF

 Millennium Post |  2017-12-23 15:58:36.0

CHICKEN BRAIDED LOAF

INGREDIENTS


2 cups flour, sifted
Preheat the oven to 200°C
Sift the flour together with baking powder and
3 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
salt
Add oil and milk. Knead lightly
Roll into approximately 12" × 10" rectangle
2/3 cup milk
1 cup chicken, chopped and cooked
1 cup spring onions, chopped
For the filling:
1/2 cup green or red pepper, chopped
Combine the chicken, spring onions, pepper, celery, lemon juice, salt, black pepper and English mustard powder to taste
1/4 cup celery, chopped 1 tsp lemon juice
1/2- 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 egg yolk
Moisten with mayonnaise
White sauce Cheese
Brush with a mixture of beaten egg yolk and 1 tsp milk
Salt, black pepper and English mustard powder to taste
Bake at 200°C for about 20-25 minutes
Place the filling down the centre length of the pastry, make diagonal cuts in the remaining pastry and then braid the strips Serve hot with cheese sauce or a mixed green salad
NOTE: For a vegetarian version, omit the chicken and substitute with cooked corn kernels or cooked chickpeas.
(Courtesy: Nirmal Khanna)

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