If you have followed me for a while this maybe a shock/surprise for you as I don’t really venture into making and baking of bread side of recipes!
But I had some yeast I wanted to use and then practice making some homemade delicious crunchy bread.
Recently I made some Roasted Vegetables Dip that had some Red Pepper in it, and thought why not combine this delicious roasted dip in with this bread recipe to give it a fun flavour and also a nice delicate red tone to the bread.
Making and baking bread requires to get your hands a little sticky and dirty, unless you have a fancy machine in the kitchen, and a little bit of time but it is well worth it when you end up with this, one making your kitchen and rest of your home smelling fantastic and two, you have some bread to enjoy!
- 15g Fresh Yeast or 1.5 Teaspoon Dried Active Yeast
- 1 Cup Warm Water
- 2 Teaspoon White Sugar
- 2 Teaspoon Salt
- 3 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 4 Tablespoon of Roasted Pepper Dip
- 3 Cups Bread Flour (little bit more to work with the dough too)
- Fresh and Dried Rosemary
- Little bit of Black Pepper
- In a large mixing bowl add your Yeast, Warm Water, Sugar and Salt, stir and leave to sit for around 10 minutes for the yeast to start working its magic.
- Add Olive Oil and Flour and start kneading and working with it for around 10 minutes
- Add the Black Pepper and some chopped up fresh rosemary and dried and work into the mixture for another 5 minutes.
- Add in Roasted Pepper Dip and work again for another 10 minutes and you will start to see it come together but still a little sticky still.
- Quickly splash some oil olive in another mixing bowl of same size and place the dough mixture into this bowl, rolling a couple of times to get it coated with the oil.
- Cover with some clingfilm and place in a warm place for 1 to 2 hours to rise.
- Punch down the dough, place it on a baking tray with some baking paper and cover with a baking tin to your desire shape and enough room to rise again. Make some slice marks in the top with a sharpe knife, cover and leave to rise again for an hour.
- Half way through preheat your oven to 175c
- Remove, sprinkle some salt, pepper, oil olive and fresh rosemary on the top of the dough.
- Place in the oven for 20-30 minutes before spraying with some water on the top.
- Now turn the oven up to 220c and bake until the top gets nice and golden brown.
- Remove, leave to cool down slightly and enjoy!