Homemade Sheermal Recipe2016-04-08
Sheermaal is a sweet raisin bread flavored with saffron, perfect tea snack for supper. Bake your sweet bread at home using this simple Pakistani recipe.
- For Dough:
- Active Dry Yeast (.25 oz) pack: 1
- White Table Sugar 1 tsp
- Warm Milk ¼ Cup
- Saffron optional a pinch
- Egg 1 slightly beaten
- Melted Ghee 2 tbsp
- Un-bleached All purpose flour (Maida) (8oz) 1½ Cups
- Salt ¼ tsp
- Confectioner's sugar (Powdered sugar) 2 tbsp
- For Garnishing:
- Yellow golden raisins optional
- Sesame seeds optional
- Flour for dusting and rolling
In a bow mix yeast, sugar, milk and saffron. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Now mix in egg and melted Ghee in the above mixture.
Combine flour, salt, powdered sugar. Make a mound and make a well in the flour mound. Pour in the yeast mixture. Knead about 10 minutes. Gather in to a ball. Cover with a damp kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Let it rest for one hour or till the dough doubles in size.
Knead dough again. Divide in 6 equal small balls.
Preheat oven to 230 degrees.
Roll out dough to form a disc about 5" in diameter. Place about 5 raisins on the disc. Press the raisins lightly.
Put 2 discs on a greased baking sheet. Bake 6 to eight minutes.