|Bread! That is stuffed! And plaited!That’s a bit of a step up from last week isn’t it!?
Yes it does sound pretty fancy and it definitely does take a bit more time and effort than last weeks cheese recipe, BUT this bread is too delicious and exciting to pass up. AND it’s not actually as difficult as it sounds.
You can plait nearly any bread dough; which means you can use your favourite bread recipe. I use the one written below because that works best for the spelt flour that we use at home.
There are a ton of different fillings to be tried and tested. You could try hummus, herbs, spices, vegetables or go with a sweet theme and experiment with fillings like chocolate, coconut, jams, cream, fruits, custard etc.
For this bread I made a mediterranean plait stuffed with mozzarella, olives, sundried tomatoes and a basil & tahini pesto. You definitely ‘knead’ to try it.
Ok that’s enough of the cringey puns!
Here we go!
500g White Spelt Flour
In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt, quick yeast and sugar
As you can see from the picture above, my plait didn’t keep its form and it ended up as a massive splodge! But actually that’s a good example of home cooking. It doesn’t look like the “perfect shaped” food that you find on the supermarket shelf but it’s got heart and life. Home cooking teaches me that things don’t always go to plan. I love the stories and relationships that are built from cooking and eating food together. I love that every recipe is totally unique with its own character. Homemade food is rustic and down to earth and not about a rigid, uniform set of rolls on the shelf; in its best state life is simple, organic, loving, varied and harmonious with nature.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! This is great for when you have guests or if you feel like treating yourself to a fancy loaf of daily bread. There are so many fillings to experiment with so get creative in the kitchen and don’t forget to share your ideas and inspirations in the comments!
I’ll be back next week with another Cooking From Scratch recipe. Please share this recipe with your friends and get in touch with any bread-related tips & recommendations or any ideas on what you want to see me cook from scratch: you name it I’ll cook it!
Can’t wait to see you next week.