I can cook

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Quite a bold statement, I know, but I really know how to cook a meal. I even am able to not just boil eggs, make a spaghetti or make a toast... Complex dishes don't really scare me, even though the outcome may not always look as good as it does on the picture, or is described. Well, one thing I had never done before - without using a home bread maker that is - is bake bread. Last week I came across a recipe for garlic bread with herb cheese and it looked so delicious I just had to give it a try.

I picked up the ingredients yesterday and the dough is rising as I type this (50 more minutes to go). For those interested in giving it a shot themselves, here's there recipe :

500g water
50g yeast
800g white wheat flour with (high in protein) (I opted to use a darker blend of flour)
50g olive oil
8g garlic powder
250g herb cheese with garlic (I used a mixture of boursin + a common store brand)
17g salt
8 fresh mirabelle plums (I opted to leave those off)
a couple of straws of chive (got those from our garden)

Mix the water, flour and yeast to a dough. Add olive oil, garlic powder, 50g herb cheese and salt and knead into a sturdy but smooth dough. Rest for 1 hour, then spread out to about 2cm height. Smear rest of herb cheese on top of the dough, add the mirabelle plums, straws of chive, sprinkle with olive oil and bake for 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 240°C.

You can find a photograph of how it should look when baked, or the recipe in Dutch here : Knoflookbrood met kruidenkaas.

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This page contains a single entry by ServMe published on October 12, 2010 11:51 AM.

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