I spent yesterday morning in a baking frenzy. I had promised to make some bread to take to a friend's house-warming picnic/party in the afternoon. On Friday night I sat down and looked through some of my baking books - a freebie from a newspaper with recipes from The Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood and a little book I bought somewhere called Italian Breads.
- Paul Hollywood's Flat breads with stilton and grape
- Deep pan focaccia with olive oil, sea salt and rosemary
- Rolled pesto and garlic bread - looks like a swiss roll but made of dough and filled with pesto instead of jam
- Little stuffed focaccia muffins - using focaccia dough and a mini-muffin tray to make little mouthfuls of goodness, filled with tomato, mozarella and pesto
After kneading all the various doughs I left them to rise and then started with the fillings. The flat breads were fun to make - rolling the dough into 12 small balls then stuffing them with stilton cheese and 4 half grapes, before rolling them flat and frying them. The rolled pesto bread was also fun, rolling out a long thing rectangle, spreading it with pesto and then rolling it swiss roll style. The mini muffins involved making small circles, placing a dod of pesto, some mozarella and a cherry tomato in the middle then bringing up the sides, pinching them shut at the top and then turning them bottom down into a mini muffin tray for cooking.
I think everyone enjoyed them all.