Pepper-Parmesan Bread

Recipe: Better Gardens and Homes Baking Book
Makes:2 loaves
5 1/4 to 5 3/4 cups All Purpose flour
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan Cheese
2 packs of active dry yeast
1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 cups warm water
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1 tbsp water
Cornmeal or Polenta
  • Preheat the oven to 375F
  • Combine 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, yeast, and garlic powder.Add 2 cups warm water
  • Beat on low to medium speed for 30 secs.Beat on high for 3 min
  • Using a wooden spoon stir in as much flour as you can
  • Turn the dough on a lightly floured surface.Add just enough flour to knead the dough into stiff , smooth and elastic one, about 8 min
  • Shape into a ball and place into a greased bowl.
  • Cover and let it rise until it doubles, an hour to hour and a half
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface
  • Divide in half.Cover and rest 10 more min
  • Grease a baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal or polenta
  • Roll one half of the dough into a 15X12 inch rectangle
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese on the dough in a narrow row. ( Leaving 3 inches from the longest side, pour the cheese)
  • Similar to jelly-roll, start rolling it up tightly .
  • Moisten the edges and seal well.
  • Repeat the procedure with the other half of the dough
  • Place loaves, seam sides down (Cheese will be on the top side of the loaf)
  • Cover and let it rise again for another 45 min
  • Stir the egg white and a table spoon water
  • Brush the egg mixture on the loaves.
  • Make about 5 diagonal cuts about quarter inch deep on the top
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 40 to 45 min until the loeaves sound hollow when you tap the tops
  • Transfer to a wire rack.Let them cool completely
  • You could top with sun dried tomato pesto or basil pesto or just diced tomatoes and onions
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As promised here is my T&T post that I have been postponing for over a month now..Prathibha's Stuffed Brinjals with Onion mixture!!We loved the curry.It is mild, yet very flavorful.

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Luv,
Shri

31 comments:

Asha said...

Beautiful cheese and pepper bread, love to have a slice for breakfast. Good one.

Priya said...

Slurppp!!tempting cheese and pepper bread...feel like having a slice rite now...

Sook said...

Oh the bread sounds delicious! I love making bread at home and haven't made any this year... I need to bookmark this.

Padma said...

Lovely bread Shri with cheese and peppper.

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow!!! The bread has come out so well:) delicious combination, cheese and pepper:)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Very nicely baked, looks excellent.

Ed Schenk said...

The bread looks great!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

wat a flavourful bread shri..it looks perfect -just like bakery ones.

Vrinda said...

Bread came out so perfect dear...really wanna try that one...looks too yummm

from my motorhome to yours said...

very nice!!!

5 Star Foodie said...

A terrific bread, sounds really yummy with the cheese!

Soma Pradhan said...

Lovely Bread dear

Soma Pradhan said...

Lovely Bread dear

Aparna said...

Your spicy parmesan loaf looks lovely. My kind of bread, definitely!
Hope you're feeling better now.

Sushma Mallya said...

wow thats a freshly baked perfect bread with nice flavours in it...looks very good shri...

Gita said...

Bread looks perfect Shri...parmesan cheese must have added even more flavor to the bread..the brinjal curry looks so yummy :)

Nina said...

A perfect one for breakfast....yummy:)

Oraphan said...

Wow! Your bread looks absolutely perfect! I'm not good at baking from scratch but I love to read new recipes, I hope one day I would be able to make bread as beautiful as yours:)

Nandini said...

Perfect and tasty bread with those cheese and pepper.
Wish I cud get a slice.

Prathibha said...

wow that bread look super delicious dear....Looks perfect...
Thanks for trying my brinjal curry..glad that u liked it..

Sonia said...

Shri, your bread came out so good. Really! It look like professional. Great work! :)

simplyfood said...

The bread looks amazing.Nice and inviting.

Supriya Nair said...

The bread looks so perfect! Would love to grab a bite of it :)...yummy delight...

Babli said...

I appreciate for your wonderful presentation with mouth watering pictures. Bread looks yummy and tempting.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that bread looks extremly perfect and yum...i too made that brinjal recipe from Prathibha....

San!!! said...

Bread looks stunning n shows the wow factor,so tender n would have melted in the taste bud.

s said...

Sounds terrific..cant get enough of ur wonderful pics and recipes..wanna eat them all!!!

Usha said...

That bread looks so beautiful, would love to taste a slice of that :-)

Gulmohar said...

Perfectly baked...grt job Shri !

AdukalaVishesham said...

wow..looks like its come straight out of the bakery...

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Flavorful bread and perfect bake, gr8 job da. I loved the brinjals too:)

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