Wednesday, 16 January 2013


Here it comes!
And here I come, after a week of eating and... well, not much more actually - back in Italy.
Besides from the emotional breakdowns you have to go through from time to time, not to be home very often has also some positive side: your grandmas, for example, gathering to write down a cooking agenda - which is to say a plan structured in order to make sure they will cook everything I want without the risk of overlappings.
That's kinda good.
That makes it even more heart-breaking when I go. - Not because of the food, but becouse of how lovely they are, I meant.-

In any case, when I said IT comes, I meant this:

Do you see where all my emotion about bread came from?

INGREDIENTS (make one nice loaf):

  • 500 gr/4 cups flour  
  • 15gr yeast
  • 2 half-glasses lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 ts salt
  • pinch of sugar
  • 3 TBS seeds oil (peanuts, sunflower, or also olive oil, actually. Of course each one will give a slightly different flavour. You just try and see which one you like the most.)

  1. Put the flour in a bowl and make a hole at the center.
  2. Melt the yeast in one of the two half-glasses of water, add the pinch of sugar, and mix everything with the flour.
  3. Start kneading and do it for a few minutes, than melt the salt in the second glass and add it as well to the dough. Now add 3 TBS of the oil of your choice to the dough and keep on kneading for about 10 minutes.
  4. Now, if you see your dough is kinda sticky, add some more flour. In case it seems too hard, add a tiny bit of water. If you think it has a nice consistency, but could be a bit more elastic, you might add a spoon of oil.
  5. keep on kneading until you obtain a smooth, soft and elastic dough.
  6. put it in a pot, cover it with a canvas and leave it rest in a place protected from drafts for 3 hours (or until when it doubles in volume.)
  7. this time passed, take it off the pot, knead for a couple of minutes and give it the shape you like: you can divide it into smaller rolls, or leave it as it is.
  8. Cover your oven plate with baking sheet while pre-heating the oven to 250°C/482°F a bake it for about 20/25 minutes. 
Or until when it looks like this.

1 comment:

Mitha Komala said...

it looks delicious! thanks for sharing! ;D

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