After I shared with you the recipe of white sourdough with which I started my culinary journey in the wonderful world of baking, trying new recipes and new flavors, today I will tell you the story of an extremely flavored bread prepared with pecorino cheese with pepper, chilli and parsley: Spiced cheese and herb sourdough. I find it perfect to celebrate the World Bread Day together with hundreds of bloggers from all around the world.
- 150g white flour
- 150g manitoba flour
- 200g starter
- 2ts salt
- 1/2 ts chilli flakes
- 150g grated pecorino cheese with pepper
- 2tbs freshly chopped parsley
- 180ml warm water
*Prepare the starter as explained here
- In a small bowl mix the flour with the salt; this is the dry mixture
- In another bowl mix the grated cheese with the chopped parsley
- In a larger bowl mix the starter with water; this is the wet mixture
- Add the dry mixture with the cheese mixture to the wet mixture and mix with your hands until it comes together.
- Cover with the smaller bowl and let stand for 10′.
- After 10′ knead the dough in the bowl by pulling one portion of the dough up from the side and press it to the middle, turning the bowl slowly, reapeating this movement 8 times . It should take 10”
- Cover the bowl and let stand for another 10′.
- Repeat step 6 & 7 and then step 6 again. Cover the bowl and let rise for one hour.
- Dust a clean surface with flour, put the dough onto the surface and shape it as a round ball, put the ball in a dough-rising basked with flour for the final rise.
- Let it rise for 3-6 hours until it doubles.
- When it doubled put it onto the prepared baking sheet and score it with a pair of scissors or a bread blade.
- About 20′ before baking preheat the oven to 240° C. Place a pan to the bottom of the oven to preheat.
- When the oven reached the temperature, place the bread into the oven on the baking sheet ( on the baking stone), pour a cup of water in the pan and reduce the temperature to 200°C
- Bake for 30′ or until golden brown. To check if the bread is baked, tip it upside down and tap the bottom – it should sound hollow.
As I’ve told you, this bread is full of flavor and I love to eat it as it is with butter
Happy World Bread Day!
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