Intro: Pesto Bread
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):
2-1/2 cups bread flour1/2 packet of instant yeast
1/2 cup warm water1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup milk powder1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar2-3 tbsp pesto (check my recipe for homemade pesto)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Step 1: Make the Dough
Dissolve yeast into lukewarm water, let it rest for about 10 min. In a large bowl combine milk powder, olive oil, sugar and salt. Pour in the water/yeast mixture. Stir till well blended. Add in 1 cup of flour mix well with a wooden spoon then add another 1 cup. Pour the dough onto a floured surface and knead the dough adding the remaining 1/2 cup. Knead till you get a soft and smooth dough. 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 1 hour or until doubled in size
Step 2: Pesto It Up!
Roll out the dough in a rectangular shape on a slightly floured surface. Spread a few tbsp on pesto on top. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and bring in the side by 1 cm. Roll up the dough sealing well 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.
Step 3: Bake It - Eat It!
Bake at 180 C for about 30-35 mins.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool, then cut into slices and enjoy with your choice of dips.
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