Scali | How to make Scali

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ByNamita Tiwari
Created on 13th Sep 2015
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About Scali

Scali bread is a long braided bread, covered with sesame seeds, traditionally made with a preferment. The bread has a soft white interior with a chewy brown crust. Pronounced as “skah-lee”, this bread, is ideal to serve along with dinner or have it with stew or soup. The credit for this bread goes to the Italians who settled into Boston’s North End where it is sold and enjoyed as a daily bread.

Scali is a delicious and yummilicious dish which is one of the popular dish of Italian. Scali is an easy yet mouthwatering recipe for you to enjoy. It is a great alternative when you want something really perfect to eat. Restaurant style Scali is liked by everyone and is easily available at almost every restaurant. You can also call it as a quick and easy recipe which you can make at your home. The preparation time of this recipe is few minute and it takes 180 minute to cook it properly. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Scali. It is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Scali is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of health benefiting nutrients. It is a perfect dish to prepare for the beginners. Cooking Scali is an art and while preparing this dish you can feel the aroma of this delicious Scali. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this hotel style Scali at your home.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time3Hours
  • Serves4People

Ingredients to make Scali

  • Starter - 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cool water to make a ball of dough
  • A pinch of instant yeast
  • Dough - All the starter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon milk powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Topping - 1/3 cup sesame seeds

How to make Scali

  1. Mix all the ingredients of starter and knead a stiff dough. If the dough feels too dry, add more water. Cover and let rest at room temperature overnight.
  2. Prepare dough by combining the starter with the ingredients of the dough. Knead for about 8 to 10 minutes till you get soft elastic dough. Place dough in a greased bowl. Cover and let it rise for 1 ½ hours or till the dough doubles.
  3. Deflate the dough and divide into three equal parts. Shape each piece into a log. Make three logs and let the logs rest for 10 minutes. (This makes logs easier to roll as gluten in the dough gets a chance to relax)
  4. Grease your hands and roll each dough into a rope about 24 inches long. Brush each rope with milk wash. Roll the ropes in sesame seeds.
  5. Take one end of each rope and squeeze them together firmly. Braid the ropes. Tuck the ends under. Sprinkle the braid with remaining sesame seeds.
  6. Place the braided loaf on a greased baking tray. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise for another 1 ½ hours or till very fluffy.
  7. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C. Bake the loaf for 25 to 25 minutes or till the top turns a beautiful golden.
  8. Remove from the oven. Cool on a rack.
My Tip: Prepare milk wash by heating 2 tablespoons milk till very hot. Dissolve 2 tablespoons sugar in milk. Use when cool.

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Maneesha Jaina year ago
can we replace maida with atta

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