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I call this a beginner’s bread as it’s very easy to make. This loaf uses olive oil instead of butter and does not contain eggs. To use up my remaining bread flour, I combined it with some Hong Kong flour and whole wheat flour to make this loaf. Very aromatic and absolutely perfect as a sandwich bread, especially with crispy salads and fresh fruits. Try this refreshing filling consisting lettuce, cucumber, strawberries and corn kennels with some mayonise or, if you like meat, with some savoury bites like grilled chicken, smoked salmon, etc.

I had it this morning wiith slices of roasted pork,  shredded cucumber & carrots. Yummilicous !!

I had it this morning wiith slices of roasted pork, shredded cucumber & carrots. Yummy !

 

WHOLE WHEAT LOAF WITH SUN-DRIED TOMATOES AND MIXED HERBS 

Ingredients

(A)
120gm bread flour
80gm Hong Kong flour
100gm whole wheat flour
15gm milk powder
20gm castor sugar
5gm salt
5gm yeast
1.5 tablespoon mixed herbs

(B)
170ml cold water
30gm olive oil

(C)
35gm sun-dried tomatoes (cut coarsely)

(D)
6 slices sandwich cheese

(E) – egg wash for brushing
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon fresh milk

Method

(Part I)
1) Combine (A) in a large mixing bowl. Make a whole in the center and add (B). Knead to form a rough dough.
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2) Add (C) and continue to knead till u get a smooth and elastic dough (it is easier to do this on a flat surface).
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3) Mould into a ball and leave in a greased bowl (you may use any cooking oil) covered with cling wrap or a moist towel. Leave in a warm place (eg the inside of an oven) to proof for 60 mins or until dough is doubled in size.
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(Part II)
4) Knock the risen dough out and knead to remove the excess air. Mould dough into a ball and leave to proof for a further 15 mins.

(Part III)
5) Knock the risen dough out again. With a rolling pin, flatten it into a rectangle. Place cheese on the dough and roll it up like a swiss roll.
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6) Cut roll into half and place in a loaf tin and leave to proof for a further 45 mins or until double in size.
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(Part IV)
7) Brush with egg wash and bake in a preheated 180C oven for 30 mins. Remove and leave to cool.
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8) Store remaining bread in a air-tight bread container.

Golden Herbed Loaf

Golden Herbed Loaf

Aromatic Herbed Loaf with creamy cheese on the inside; great on its own or as a sandwich bread anytime of the day !

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