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Moving on, this month I am hoping to do more baking. Yes, it’s overdue and I know especially as I have attended baking classes for some time now. Practice they say makes perfect!
Todays bake is something different to your everyday bakes. I chose to start off with this recipe firstly because it’s easy to make (who doesn’t like easy *smiles*) and secondly because it’s a healthy option bread.
I recently completed a 3 healthy habits challenge on a friend’s facebook group “I am more than a diet” where she shared lots of simple but great tips for developing a healthy eating style so I thought it great timing to kick off with a healthier bread .
Ok I call it healthy bread because it was made with olive oil (no butter). The original recipe from my baking tutor did not contain any sugar; however me being me, I added a small quantity of sugar and coated some of the flat bread dough with crushed roasted peanuts for added variety
The bread came out gorgeous, crispy, sooo light and tasty too.
160g white strong flour
6 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove (crushed)
¼ white onion, thinly sliced
Roasted peanuts (crushed)
Sugar (hint for sprinkling)
Put 3 tbsp olive oil, 30ml water and the crushed garlic in a bowl and let infuse
In another bowl, mix flour and salt
Then add the remaining 80ml water, and 3 tbsp of olive oil and mix into the flour/salt mixture
Leave to stand for a few minutes, then knead for 10secs (the dough will feel hard at this stage). Leave to stand for 10 mins, then knead for another 10secs and leave to stand again.
The dough would be tough and difficult to stretch. However knead again for another 10 secs and allow to rise for about 1hr 30mins.
The dough will begin to feel stretchy that you can start to pull with your fingers. Pull carefully until the dough is well stretched and flat looking. If the dough starts to break, stop stretching and allow it to rest for about 15minutes.
Place on a tray and divide in to squares, add the sliced onions and parsley. I have added the peanuts in a few to create a bit of variety.
Bake in a preheated oven for about 15mins. Please note, the flat bread bakes quickly hence monitor the temperature of your oven .
It tasted so good, you should give it a try! Join us for Toddler Tuesdays and Tasty Thursdays on the facebook group for more recipes 🙂
“Keep making it happen”!
Tracey x x x