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 cups bread flour + 1/2 cup more as needed
- 1/2 packet of instant yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2-3 tbsp pesto (check my recipe for homemade pesto)
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Dissolve yeast and sugar into lukewarm water, let it rest for about 10 min, until it is all bubbling.
In a bowl of your electric mixer (with the hook attachment) combine flour, salt, olive oil and the yeast mixture
Mix the ingredients until you get a smooth and elastic dough, add more flour if needed
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 2 hours or until it doubles in size
Roll up the dough sealing well the 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
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