9 Apr 2013

Greek bread part 2, and today’s breakfast

Hi guys! Here is an update on the Greek bread I made yesterday. It turned out really nice, though slightly more dense than when I make it with wheat or spelt flour. This bread has a hard, crunchy crust and a softer center. A sturdy bread that keeps you full longer :)

To make this, put 100 grams of yeast in a bowl. Add  1 liter of warm water, 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add half a deciliter of sunflower seeds and combine.

Add about 700 grams of rye flour and about 500 grams of sifted rye flour. Combine into a nice dough, add more of the sifted rye flour when needed.  

Let the dough rest for 30 minutes under a kitchen towel. Then, knead the dough and let it rest for one more hour underneath the towel.  

Knead the bread again and form two loafs. Make sure that they are long, thin and high, because the bread tends to spread out later. Put the loafs on a baking tray and, if you want to, cut diagonal slits in the top of them. Let the loafs rest underneath a kitchen towel for one more hour. After this, the loafs should have increased in width.

While the loafs are resting this one last time, heat the oven up to 275°C. When the loafs are done resting, bake the bread furthest down in the oven for 10 minutes. After this, put some tinfoil over the loafs and lower the heat to 200°C. Bake the loafs for another 50 minutes with heat coming from above.

Once the 50 minutes are up, remove the bread from the oven and spray some cold water on the crust. Let the bread cool down under a kitchen towel before you cut into it.

As I said in my previous post, this bread takes quite some time to make. But it is worth it :)

Now moving on to today’s breakfast. After my morning workout I made this breakfast with one slice of the bread mentioned in the recipe above, with some butter, mixed greens and pepper salami. To this I had a hardboiled egg and a banana-mango-avocado smoothie. It was the first time I made this smoothie, but I quite like it :) it has a thicker consistency than what I’m used to, but it was very soothing and easy to make.

To make this smoothie for two, just add half an avocado, one diced up mango and two diced up bananas to a blender, and mix until smooth.

I hope you guys enjoyed these recipes and that you all have a great day! :)   

xo, Sanna

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