Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Breaking Bread

Bread, in one form or another, has been one of the principal forms of food for man from earliest times. It is used as slang for money and you speak of "breading bread" when you share meal with someone.

While I grew up with home made bread, I have never tried it before. When you scroll through blogland, you see the most beautiful bread creations which shows just how important this staple is to our society.

This was my first attempt, based on something which I tasted at the Giggling Gourmet cooking school MOB (meet other bloggers) and is dedicated to Jenny Morris' return from Morocco.

Bread Wheel

500g White Bread Flour
1 Packet Instant Yeast
10ml Salt
10ml Sugar
60ml Olive Oil
Warm Water
Jenny Morris Chilli and Lemon Seasoning (if not available use lemon pepper mixed with a little chilli powder)

Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Add the oil and the enough warm water to make a dough.
Knead for 5 - 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
Leave to rest until double in size.
Knock down and roll into a sheet about 5mm thick.
Sprinkle with Chilli and Lime seasoning and roll up like a swiss roll.
Cut slices and place in a large round cake tin or two, there should be spaces between the pieces.
Leave to rest until risen enough to fill the pan.
Brush with egg wash and top with a little course salt.
Bake at 200°C for 25 - 30min, until cooked and sounds hollow when tapped.

Break into pieces and serve warm with a good home made vegetable soup.


Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

I love the idea that this is a savory bread - sticky buns are good, but I'm a savory kinda girl. MOB - was that before my time or am I missing something?

Rose&Thorn said...

Nina - Meet other Bloggers. A get together with other bloggers.
This bread is really great with soup.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

I got the meaning of MOB, but not the whereabouts. Who organizes it and when does it happen. Am I a party crasher, or what?

Rose&Thorn said...

Not at all Nina - This was organised by Food 24. I'll let you know next time. It would be great to meet. Still would like for us to do coffee!

Gilli said...

I love making bread. This looks very tasty.
Is the crumb more like a bun than a roll

Rose&Thorn said...

Gina - It's a little like a Chelsea bun, except savoury.

Jeanne said...

A savoury Chelsea bun?? Oooooh, I'm first in the queue! Looks fab and good to see some SA food bloggers are meeting up.

Rose&Thorn said...

Jeanne - It is fun to meet with other bloggers, especially the foodie ones.

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