This is a recipe that i found last year and continuously keep baking monthly as this bread is the perfect companion to soups and soft cheeses . Grilled cheese sandwiches using this bread takes the meal to another culinary level or used as a garlic bread for pasta dishes and soups. I was skeptical at first when i seen that the recipe uses an egg but once combined and cooked , the finished result is great so i didn’t really mind.
Makes 1 loaf:
*1/4 cup of warm milk
*6 tbsp of tomato paste
*2 tbsp of olive oil
*1 tsp of salt
*2 tsp of sugar
*3 cups of bread flour
*1 tbsp of garlic puree
*1 + 1/2 of dry fast action yeast.
1.Get 2 mixing bowl , in the first one , combine all dry ingredients , And in the second one all the wet ingredients.
2.Make a well in the center of the flour mix before adding the liquid.
3.Stir with a wooden spoon until the dough starts to come together.
4.On a floured surface , knead the dough for 10-12 minutes or you can use a mixer with a dough attachment if available.
5.Place the dough in a lightly oiled dough , cover with a damp clothes and let it rise in a warm place for an hour.
6.Punch down the dough for 30 seconds . Place in a greased baking tin , cover with a damp clothes and let it rise again until it has doubled in size.
7.In the meantime , preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
8.Once the dough is risen place the tin on a baking tray with a little bit of water , and cook in the oven for 40 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when tapping on it.