Spicy breads as side dish, published in the Chef’s Handyman food blog
Bread is not only bread. Sometimes it’s very hard, when I’m abroad to find any shop or restaurant with bread I know from home. I don’t mean toasted bread or sweet rolls. Crunchy breads are my favorites. Well, sandwiches made with toasted bread slices are fine, but they are not a delicacy. No crust around a bun or roll is just like a pizza without crust bottom. Maybe I’m a spoilt person. Bread packed up in plastic wrap is just a no go. It’s so easy to make homemade rolls, buns or loafs. When baking the bread a sense of well-being will surround the kitchen.
Weekly special published in the Chef’s Handyman food blog: Homemade rosemary sticks
To make dough, combine 2 lb. of flour, 3 tbsp. of sea salt, 1 tsp. of sugar, 3 -4 tbsp. of olive oil, 16 fl. oz. of lukewarm water, 3-4 tbsp. of chopped rosemary and 1.5 oz. of yeast soaked in lukewarm water. Knead well. If the dough is too dry add more lukewarm water, if too wet, add more flour. When finished place the dough in a bowl. Cover the bowl with a wet towel. Keep warm. Allow the dough to double in size for 1-2 hours.
Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper.
Spread dough out and cut into small stripes. Twist the stripes. Place them on baking sheet. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes at 230°C or 410°F or until golden. Take them out and cool on wire rack.
Shopping list for approximate 25-30 sticks:
Baking Ingredients: 1 tsp. sugar, 1 fresh yeast 1.5 oz., 2 lb flour
Oil, Water: 16 fl. oz. lukewarm water, 3 tbsp. olive oil
Spices: 3 tbsp. sea salt
Herbs: 3-4 tbsp. chopped rosemary
Breads made with semolina spiced Eastern spices and filled with vegetables are great for buffets and parties. Get inspired! Some impressions below! The recipes are published in the Chef’s Handyman iPhone/iPad app, which can be downloaded in the app store.
Have a great weekend yours Chef’s Handyman team!
Outlook of the next blog entry posted in the Chef’s Handyman food blog: Homemade berry cake, fresh from the own garden!
The rosemary sticks will be published in the Chef’s Handyman iPhone/iPad App as well. You will find the recipe in the Free Trial Recipe book. When the app is already downloaded, click on the update icon within the book.