Yesterday’s lunch consisted of a classic tuna Niçoise with *drumroll* home-baked bread. The latter sounds intimidating, but in reality (and much to my surprise), baking plain white bread is the easiest job there is. I always like to get some good bread to go with my salad (an olive ciabatta for example, yum), but I never realized I could make my own. I’m totally going to try different varieties and when all else fails, I have this simple recipe to fall back on. 😀
You need: 450g plain flour, 1 tsp. of salt, 7g dry (or 25g fresh) yeast, 3 dl warm water, 0,5 dl oil, 1 tbsp of light syrup (I used honey), 1 egg.
Mix all your dry ingredients together in a bowl and all the rest in another (leave some of your beaten egg for brushing your bread before baking) and mix everything together until the consistency of the dough is even. Cover the bowl with a clean towel and leave to rise for 30 min. in a warm place. After that, knead it through gently, form a loaf and place it in a loaf tin and let it rise there, covered, for another 30 minutes. Brush the loaf with egg (and top with anything you like from seeds to grated cheese) and place in a 200°C oven for 30-35 until the bread has risen and the crust is nice and golden. Allow it to cool (covered) before slicing. 🙂
// Eile lõunasöök koosnes klassikalisest tuunikalaga Nizza salatist ja *trummipõrin* värskelt küpsetet saiast! Viimane kõlab jube hirmutavalt ja keeruliselt, aga minu suureks üllatuseks pole saia küpsetamisest mitte midagi lihtsamat. Mulle õudselt meeldib salati kõrvale head saia/leiba/sepikut (nt. oliiviciabattat, näm) osta, aga ma ei ole varem selle peale tulnud, et seda võiks ju ise teha. Ma hakkan nüüd igatahes erinevaid variante proovima ja kui kõik muu metsa läheb, on mul seesama lihtne retsept, mille juurde tagasi tulla. 😀 Retsept on pärit SIIT!