Saturday, April 16, 2011
Garlic and parmesan bread
This little bread is perfect by a soup or just as a snack with some butter on top.
You will need for a little loaf:
300g strong bread flour (I used all purpose flour, because that's what I had at home and I added some extra gluten)
7g dried yeast
1 tsp powder sugar
2 tsp salt
some pepper (I added 1 tsp)
50g grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves of garlic puréed
220 ml tepid water
some extra flour for dusting
First mix all the ingredients and knead it with your hand or with a stand mixer. When you dough is elastic and silky. Cover the bowl and let is rest till it's doubled its size.
After it put it on a floured surface and give it a good kneading for about a minute. Shape you bread, put it on a well floured baking sheet, make a few cuts on top with a sharp knife and let it double its size again.
I scored this funny bread baking thingy at the local supermarket, it is not too easy to use (I had to be very careful no to put too much dough in it), and because the bread cannot prove as much as it will I didn't get those lovely big air holes, but I thing the little flower shaped bread slices were adorable:
So, back to the recipe, after your bread doubled the size again, put it into the preheated oven ( 225°C) and bake it for about 20 minutes. Your bread will be ready when tapping its bottom sounds hollow.