Monday, 10 March 2008

Chilli Bread

I first made this a few weeks back but I didn't blog about it after taking the photos. Tonight I've made another loaf so here is the recipe but as my loaf is in the oven the pictures are from last time.

Chilli Loaf
375g wholemeal strong flour
375g white strong flour
3 teaspoons salt
2-3 teaspoons chilli flakes (I used 2 & that provided a good heat without going OTT)
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


Mike said...

I've never tried baking my own bread, this looks like a fun one to start with! Mike

Claire said...

It's definately worth a try & is quite easy really.

Rosie said...

Oooh Claire chilli bread wow... I make my own bread at times but never thought of using chilli and I love this idea!!

Your bread looks scrummy indeed and I could eat a slice right now with just simple butter spread over - delightful

Rosie x

Kathryn said...

Mmmmm chilli bread *drool*

I love the variety of stuff that you cover. I will add a link from my blog :o)