It has been weeks that I wanted to share this recipe with you, but for a series of circumstances I haven’t been able to.
But today I’m at home sick, I have a bad BAD cold, my nose is stuffed, my throat hurts and I feel like my head is going to explode… so I have got some time on my hands to dedicate to my blog.
This bread recipe is going to knock your socks off. It’s pesto-parmesan flavor will make your house smell divine!
Ingredients (for one loaf of bread):
- 2-1/2 cups bread flour
- 1/2 packet of instant yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup milk powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2-3 tbsp pesto (check my recipe for homemade pesto)
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Dissolve yeast into lukewarm water, let it rest for about 10 min. In a large bowl combine milk powder, olive oil, sugar and salt. Pour in the water/yeast mixture. Stir till well blended
Add in 1 cup of flour mix well with a wooden spoon then add another 1 cup
Pour the dough onto a floured surface and knead the dough adding the remaining 1/2 cup. Knead till you get a soft and smooth dough.
Add a little olive oil in a bowl, place the knead dough into the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, place in a warm and dry place and et raise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size
This is after 1 hour
Roll out the dough in a rectangular shape on a slightly floured surface. Spread a few tbsp on pesto on top
Sprinkle parmesan cheese and bring in the side by 1 cm
Roll up the dough sealing well borders
With a sharp knife cut the dough down the center length wise
Take the two cut pieces and braid them together
Place the bread into a slightly greased loaf pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let raise for an other hour.
Bake at 180 C for about 30-35 min.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool, then cut into slices and enjoy with your choice of dips
For a loaf of 15 slices, each slice provides:
- Calories: 102
- Fat: 2.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 15 g
- Protein: 3.9 g