Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chilli bread

I wandered lonely as a cloud.......around the internet and found this recipe for Chilli Bread on another blog. I usually get all my bread from Liz at The Good Loaf but she had very rudely gone on holiday for a couple of weeks, leaving Stokesy and I high and dry. I just can't face eating commercially produced bread anymore so I had to roll up my sleeves and do the deed myself. I was absolutely made up with the result

375g wholemeal strong flour
375g white strong flour
3 teaspoons salt
2-3 teaspoons chilli flakes
7g sachet of dry yeast

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl
Add 450ml water (at room temperature)
Combine into dough & knead until elastic - around 5/10 minutes
Leave to rise in bowl (cover with damp cloth) for 2 hours
Knock back & shape into 'tin' shaped & pop in a floured tin
Leave to rise again for 45 minutes
Cook for 15 minutes at 230 ° c then for 20/25 minutes at 200 ° c until cooked
Leave to cool on rack