Warm the water to 110°F, or just warm to touch. Pour about 1/4 C of water into a small bowl and mix the honey in. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes in a warm place. The yeast should become active the the solution should become frothy. If not discard and try again.
Take The the flours in a large mixing bowl. Add salt, turmeric and the cumin powder to it. Mix well. Make a well in the center and add the yeast solution. Start kneading by slowly mixing the flour to the yeast solution. Add more water as necessary. Once all the flour has become moist knead for about 10 minutes till the dough turns soft and pliable. Shape the dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover and let it rest in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Soften the butter and add salt and the chopped scallions and cilantro(or your favorite herbs). Mix well and set aside.
Shape The Dough
Lightly grease the loaf pan (8.5 X 4.5 or 9 X 5) and set aside.
Punch down the risen dough and turn it out onto a floured work surface. Using a rolling pin roll the dough out into a rectangle of about 12 inches by 18 inches. Spread the butter mix evenly on top. Cut the rectangle into long strips, such that each strip is a little less wide than the size of the loaf pan. Stack the strips and slice them in quarters. Arrange the pieces in the loaf pan so that each of the pieces sit vertically. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes, or until almost doubled.
Place the rack in the center of the oven and pre-heat to 375°F (190°C). Uncover the loaf and place in the oven. Reduce the heat to 350°F (175°C) and bake for 30 minutes, or until done. When baked the bread will barely begin to brown on the top.
Remove the pan from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Cool in pan for at least 10 minutes before taking out.
Separate the individual slices if freezing.
US cup measurements are used.
Volume measurements are approximate, it could change depending on the ingredient brands, and measuring techniques used.
I have used a 9 X 5 loaf pan. When using other sizes change the bake time accordingly.
Use your favorite green herbs in this recipe. Mix in finely chopped green chilies for an extra spice surprise.
Use unbleached, unbromated flour, preferably organic.
For detailed instructions go to https://oventales.com/turmeric-and-herbs-pull-apart-loaf/ .