Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Pesto Swirl Loaf | Baking Bread at Home


This morning I baked one of our favorite loafs - a savory braided pesto loaf. This super delicious bread is so simple to make and a real keeper. Its perfect as a travel meal, great on picnics, and much loved in the lunch box! Slice it, tear and share it, enjoy it warmed or with soup - in every way its nothing short of yummy:)


Ingredients:
11/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp sat
1 tbsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
11/4 cups water
1 tbsp olive oil
3 -4 tbsp basil pesto

Method:
  1. Warm the water, stir in the sugar and yeast.
  2. Allow to proof. 
  3. Sift the flours and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the oil to the proofed yeast and pour the whole into the sifted flours.
  5. Stir and mix into a soft dough.
  6. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and allow to rise to double its size - about 1 hour.
  7. Punch down the dough.
  8. Using extra flour as necessary, roll out the dough into a rectangle 20" by 12".
  9. Slather the pesto onto the rolled out dough covering entire surface leaving 1/2" on all sides.
  10. Tightly roll the dough starting one of the shorter sides. Pinch ends to seal.
  11. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough down the middle, braid.
  12. Place the braid in a prepared loaf pan. Aloow to double, about 25 minutes.
  13. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F for about 40-50 minutes.
  14. Remove fromoven and cool completely before turning out from the pan.
  15. Slice and enjoy.

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2 comments:

  1. Hey just stumbled on your blog. The braided bread looks yummy. Can't wait to try it out. Although I am a bit scared of using yeast :)

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  2. Thanks for stopping by Lakshmi! Yeast can look intimidating but is very easy to use. Always check what kind of yeast is needed and follow the instructions per the recipe :)

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