Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Rosemary Bread for the Bread Maker

My new bread maker arrived yesterday! After a friend told me about a documentary that revealed the use of bird feathers in mass produced bread, I decided to bite the bullet and buy one. Unfortunately, it appears the bread maker was bashed around a bit in the post. It doesn't look anywhere near as in tact as it was in the eBay photos, and was pretty poorly wrapped.

However, it seems to be making bread just fine. It is a Morphy Richards Fast Bake, so I was most looking forward to making a speedy loaf. Said speedy loaf turned out to be a bit gooey. I suspect this is because I am using 'Value' flour from 'Tesco', so I will give it a whirl with bread flour. However, I am aiming for low-cost bread here. So I gave making rosemary bread a go using the standard timing, and it worked beautifully!


Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups of flour 
  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast
  • 1/4 cup of warm water
  • 3/4 cup of normal water
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon of rosemary leaves 

Method:

  1. Add the yeast, warm water, olive oil, and salt to the bottom of the bread maker pan.
  2. Add in half the rosemary
  3. Throw in the rest of the ingredients
  4. Add the rest of the rosemary
That was all I needed to do to produce the bread. It tastes amazing:



And not a bird feather in sight. 





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