I am extremely delighted to have received the award from Not So Creative Cook. Receiving the award inspired me to rethink my blogging year and bake a fiery, warm, golden sunshine filled and coloured bread to honour fellow bakers and makers. The bread is a usual dough divided in two parts, a flavoured inside being wrapped in a bright, pillowy white crust. It is called “Hidden Health Bread” alternatively, indicating the wholemeal addition to the middle of the bread.
“…the best poet is the man who delivers our daily bread: the local baker….” Pablo Neruda
500 g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
2 tsp salt
25 g fresh yeast
3 tbsp melted butter
150 ml water
150 ml yoghurt
100 g wholemeal flour
50 ml vegetable juice (f.e. tomato)
2 tsp chilli flakes
2 tbsp paprika
Mix the flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Make a well in the center, then add the butter, yoghurt and water, and mix well. If the dough seems a little stiff, add 1-2 tbsp water, mix well then tip onto a lightly floured work surface and knead. Once the dough is satin-smooth, place it in a lightly oiled bowl. Leave to rise for 1 hour until doubled in size or place in the fridge overnight.
Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Knock back the dough, then divide it into two. Add the chilli flakes, paprika, wholemeal flour and vegetable juice to one of them, then gently mold the dough into a ball. roll the white dough into a rectangle and place flavoured dough on top, wrapping the sides of white dough around the flavoured ball upwards. Place on the baking parchment to prove for a further hour until doubled in size. Heat oven to 210 degrees C. Dust the loaf with flour and bake for about 45 minutes, until golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped underneath. Cool on a wire rack.
Why did you start blogging? To connect with like-minded people via sharing recipes, thoughts and knowledge.
Sweet or Savoury? Salt, cheese, line, lemon, vinegar…so guess!
If you were to go on any reality TV programme, what would it be and why? A TV chef. Surprise, surprise…
What was the last thing you Googled? Typical food of St David’s day.
Night In or Night Out? Baking, reading baking books and cuddle up…I am sorry to be boring…
What has been your favourite blog post to write? All.
What’s the one thing you never leave home without? There are two: shoes and a scarf.
Where would you most like to travel to? Russia.
If you could have any super power, what would it be? Making snow and ice. Flying.
What can we expect to find from your blog in the future? To grow in popularity and feature in many publications.
The same questions above are to be answered by the following nominees, CONGRATULATIONS:
- Include the Sunshine Award icon in your post and/or on your blog
- Link to the blogger who nominated you
- Answer 10 questions about yourself
- Nominate 10 other bloggers to receive the award
- Link to your nominees and let them know you nominated them
- Indicate 10 questions for your nominees to answer
“A complete lack of caution is perhaps one of the true signs of a real gourmet: he has no need for it, being filled as he is with a God-given and intelligently self-cultivated sense of gastronomical freedom.” M.F.K. Fisher