Bread Gulab Jamun – A quick & delicious Indian sweet, made of bread slices and sugar syrup.
For the sugar syrup:
½ cup / 100 ml/ 4 oz sugar
½ cup + 2 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
In a wide bowl, boil sugar and water for 12 minutes (until slightly thickens) on a medium heat. Switch off the heat. Sprinkle cardamom powder.
For the bread:
6 bread slices (135 g net weight before trimming the edges) milk bread or sweet bread , trim the edges (4 sides) (please do not use garlic bread, masala bread, herb bread, ragi bread…)
60 ml (4 tablespoon) milk
200 ml oil (to deep fry)
In a bowl, 6 mix bread slices and 3 tablespoon milk. Knead and make a soft dough. Add extra 1 tablespoon milk if required to make a soft dough. It’s very easy to knead and no need to give pressure like chapatti dough. Bread – milk dough is soft and not elastic like chapatti dough.
Divide this dough into 7 parts and make equal size round balls.
Heat oil in a deep frying pan / karahi. Do not fry on high heat. Reduce the heat to medium (wait for 1 minute) and deep fry on both the sides until golden brown in batches (4 jamuns at a time – depending upon size of the karahi)). Drain out from the oil and soak fried gulab jamuns in hot sugar syrup for 2 hours or until they completely absorb the syrup. Serve warm or cold.