Marraquetta/La Marraquetta/Pan Frances/French Bread - Chiliean Soft bread

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Sunday, January 25, 2015

The main reason i chose this bread is the name, it so rhymes with maracas!!! On a serious note, the shape of the bread too is very interesting.  Marraquetta's are crusty rolls made with flour, water, yeast and salt, similar to French bread.The bread is shaped  by joining two rounds of dough together and slightly elongated to represent an oval and cut on top diagonally across to allow them easily divided into four parts. The bread dough is very simple flour,salt, sugar and yeast and very very little oil. The bread is baked with steam inside the oven to get that crusty crust top.
The bread can be enjoyed as a sandwich with some nice toppings or can as a dinner roll with a spicy dip. I would love to have it for my breafast maybe with some fresh fruits and nuts slathered with honey and toasted!! mm, yumm!!!
2 cups of Bread flour/All purpose flour
3/4 Cup warm water
1.5 tsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp olive oil

  • I used my food processor to make the dough. The dough can be kneaded by hand too. Take flour, salt, sugar and yeast together in a bowl. Pule it twice to combine.
  • Now slowly add warm warm water to this and start kneading into a soft dough. Add oil at the end and knead to get a smooth dough. Knead at medium speed for 5 minutes. If kneading by hand knead around 5-8 minutes to get a smooth and soft dough.
  • Place the dough in a well-oiled bowl, coat the dough with oil too and let it rise for an hour or until doubles in volume.
  • Once it doubles, transfer it to a well-floured surface, punch it down to release the excess air. Divide the dough into 8 portions. Roll each portion into a round.
  • Grease a baking tray with oil or line it with parchment. Now place 2 rounds of dough together and press it lightly to form an 8. using a sharp knife make a deep slit diagonally on top. Repeat the same with rest of the dough.
  • Let the dough rise for an hour. Preheat the oven to 200C and place a pan of boiling water underneath the baking tray. Bake the marraquettas for 25 minutes. Take it off the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack. 
  • Enjoy warm as a sandwich or for dinner with a warm bowl of soup and a spicy spread. Here is the Fruit & Nut sandwich i made with these softy soft bread 
Sending this to Come, join us for breakfast, happening @ +srivalli jetti's space. And also to Bake Fest#39, happenning @ +Cooks Joy.

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  1. Bread looks lovely. Like your proofing cup that shows the yeast action so well and thanks for linking.

  2. delicious looking soft rolls. The shape too is cute.

  3. Beautiful bread, damn cute shape..

  4. Looks soft and love the texture. Yummm

  5. Lovely texture. It had a lovely unique shape.

  6. WOW... the bread looks really lovely...

  7. Bread looks really so soft like the name .Well done Priya !

  8. Beautiful texture , real spongy bread. Sounds simple but of course I can see the effort behind it.

  9. Beautiful texture , real spongy bread. Sounds simple but of course I can see the effort behind it.

  10. bread looks fabulous - so soft and crusty

  11. Wow this bread has been baked so well the shape as well!

  12. Wow! perfectly baked bread, so spongy.

  13. The bread looks so soft and got a very nice texture...Bookmarking it.

  14. OMG bread looks fabulous and super soft

  15. The bread looks too good. I am not even attempting to try the name, but bookmarking the recipe to try. I love the picture of your proofed dough :)

  16. Wow, your dough proofed soooooo high. With the cold weather here, my yeast never proofs that much.
    This is such a soft & fluffy bread. Love the shape too.

  17. Love the name, texture and shape of these breads. :)

  18. Lovely bread....looks so soft and fluffy. Jayanthi(


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