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Old 03-24-2009, 07:00 AM   #1
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Flowerpot Bread

Bread with sundried tomatoes

I'd like to share this, I made this at the weekend & decided to bake it in flower pots instead of the usual loaf tin


Makes 410cm Terracotta flower pots
Prep Time 30 mins plus 1hr 30mins standing time
Cooking Time 35 mins
Ingredients
  • 300g Strong white bread flour
  • 160ml Tepid water
  • 50g Butter, chopped into small pieces, plus a little for brushing
  • 5g Salt
  • 3g Sugar
  • 7g Dried active yeast (see Cook's tips)
  • Few chopped Sun dried tomatoes in olive oil with Italian herbs
  • 2 Tsp Parmesan cheese, grated
Method
  • Prepare the pots first
  • Line the pots with greased parchment paper, put to one side
  • Sift flour into a large bowl
  • Add butter, rub into flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs
  • Add sugar, salt and yeast mixture, slowly pour in the tepid water and mix well
  • Tip onto a floured surface and knead for 10 mins, until smooth and elastic
  • Drain the sun dried tomatoes and work into the dough
  • Place in a bowl and cover with lightly oiled clingfilm and leave in a warm place for about an hour to rise
  • Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead well
  • Place back in the bowl and cover, again leave the dough for 30 minutes to rise
  • Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces
  • Place one piece in each pot
  • Brush the top of the bread with a little melted butter
  • Sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese over the top
  • Bake in a preheated oven 200C/400F, gas mark 6 for 35 minutes
Topping
  • Parmesan cheese
Cook's tips
  • To activate the yeast, you need 3g sugar, 60ml tepid water, dissolve the sugar in the water, and sprinkle the yeast on top, then whisk in. Cover with a damp tea towel and leave for 10-15 mins. whisk before adding to flour
Equipment
  • 410cm Terracotta flower pots
  • Large mixing bowl
Shopping List
  • 300g Strong white bread flour
  • 75g Butter
  • 5g Salt
  • 3g Sugar
  • 7g Dried active yeast
  • Sun dried tomatoes in olive oil with Italian herbs
  • Parmesan cheese

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