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Pâté bread

Ingredients:
– All purpose flour
– Water
– Dry baking yeast
– Black seeds, fennel seeds, anise seeds, dried grapes, etc.

Method:
– Add the baking yeast (about 1/2 tea spoon for 300 gm flour) to the flour and, then, add water little by little and treat your dough meanwhile. The desired dough consistency is midway between tough and soft.
– Cover the dough and leave it to ferment for 1-3 hours.
– After the desired dough fermentation, treat the dough by your hand to make one large ball.
– Take handful of desired size from the dough and minimally shape it so that its surface would accommodate little of the tasty additions you like: olive, fennel seeds, etc.
– Do not use oil or flour while you cut your dough into small pieces.
– Put your pâté bread in the clean vessel as such.
– Cover the bread doughs, and leave them to rest for a few minutes.
– Preheat your oven to 250-280 C.
– Put the dough bread into the oven, and watch carefully.
The pâté bread is lighter and more tasty 🙂 Enjoy!

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Snow ball bread

The name reflects the shape of the bread pieces that shows fine spikes on its surface. The key to make this bread is to have your dough a bit tough so that on shaping the bread pieces, we do not use either flour or oil 🙂 It tastes good and you may add very little sesame seeds, black seeds, etc. on top or inside your dough pieces.

Ingredients:

– All purpose flour

– Water

– Dry baking yeast

– Sesame seeds, black seeds, fennel seeds (optional)

Method:

– Add the dry baking yeast to your flour (about 1 gm/150 flour). Then, add water little by little and treat the dough until it is a bit tough.

– Cover the dough for some time (1-3 hours in average) until it is reasonably fermented)

– Shape your dough in round pieces without using flour or oil, you will notice a kind of fine spikes on the surface of the dough pieces, and put the pieces sequentially in a clean and dry baking vessel.

– Add very little sesame seeds, black seeds, fennel seeds, or whatever you like on top (optional)

– Preheat the oven to 200-250 C.

– Put your baking in the oven and watch carefully.

And enjoy 🙂

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Yoghurt bread

It has a quite different taste than the usual bread in which we use only water to bake our flour. In yoghurt bread we use milk yoghurt (liquid yoghurt) instead of water, indeed some water also in addition yoghurt I prefer to use so that the dough is little softer.
The ingredients:

– All purpose flour

– Milk yoghurt (liquid yoghurt)

– Some water

– Little vegetable oil

– Little black seed or fennel seeds or anise seeds (optional)

Method:

– In a suitable pot bake the amount of all purpose flour (about 250-300 gm), and add some dry baking yeast to it.

– Add yoghurt milk little by little until the consistency of your dough is quite tough. Then, add little water (about 1/4 glass) and treat your dough for a few minutes.

– Put little vegetable oil in your hand and add it to the dough and treat it again for a few minutes.

– Cover your dough, and let it ferment for about 30-45 minutes.

– Preheat your oven to 200-250 C.

– In a dry suitable vessel put 3 drops of vegetable oil and spread them on the floor. Then, put the dough in that vessel and flatten it surface by your fingers.

– Let it to rest for 15 minutes.

– Use a knife to mark your bake into pieces.

– Spread very little black seed, fennel or anise seed on the top (optional)

– Put your bake in the oven and watch as it is slowly baked.

Enjoy your yoghurt bread with hot drink, spread cheese, jam, or whatever you like 🙂

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White ‘Franco’ bread

The subject with baking is like any other skill or job one may do: the more you practice, the better you would do. There are of course some tips and tricks you would notice or learn by time.
Bread is the essence of life in its simplest form. I am so happy to learn a bit about bread and lucky to make my healthy bread myself.
White ‘Franco’ bread is one of the easiest bread you may try yourself as a beginner baker 🙂 I mean by ‘Franco’ the type of bread that is typical for European people that is quite different from that in Eastern countries like Egypt, my home.
All what we need for baking is a pot of suitable size where we add little water by little to the all purpose flour until we get the consistency suitable for making bread. We add the fermenting yeast mean while and treat our baking stuff quite good to become homogenous.
Then we leave the baking stuff for some time until it looks and smells fine after the action of yeast to be ok.
We need then to shape our baking like balls of suitable size and then give them few minutes to rest.
The baking oven should be set at about 220-250 Celsius before putting the baking pieces inside it.

How often should one bake? It depends on the conditions of everyone, but generally once a week you you bake for one or two days so that your performance would improve quite quickly. And enjoy 🙂