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Christmas Savoury Braided Bread

Christmas Savoury Braided Bread

Christmas Savoury Braided Bread … with Garlic, Rosemary and Sundried Tomatoes…
Delicious part whole wheat savoury holiday bread where the KitchenAid Stand Mixer does all the hard work, literally all in the same bowl. It leaves you all the time in the world to gently braid the silky smooth dough to offer a show stopper loaf. With Christmas holiday colours of red, green and white, this vegetarian bread is bursting with flavour and goodness. Fresh bread will never be the same again!

Time Taken: 1 hour + Rising time                                               Serves: 4-6 {makes 1 X 12″ braided loaf}

PRODUCTS FEATURED:

– KitchenAid Stand Mixer

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INGREDIENTS-

–  Plain flour: 250 gms.

– Whole wheat flour:  100 gms.

– Dried instant yeast:  1/2 tablespoon

– Cloves garlic (minced):  4 nos.

– Dried rosemary: 1 tablespoon

–  Salt: 1 teaspoon

– Sugar: a pinch

–  Buttermilk: 200-250 ml.

– Extra virgin olive oil:  40 gms.

–  Cheddar: 50 gms.

– Few sprigs of rosemary

– Cloves garlic (sliced): 3 nos.

– Sundried tomatoes in olive oil (chopped):  25g.
{reserve a few bits of tomato for the topping if you like}

– Himalayan sea salt for topping

– Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling over

METHOD:

– Place flours, yeast, salt, sugar, minced garlic and dried herbs in KitchenAid Bowl. With the Dough Hook Attachment on, run your KitchenAid Stand Mixer on speed 4 for 30 seconds to mix.

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– Add 200 ml buttermilk and olive oil and work with the Dough Hook until the mixture comes together and a sticky dough forms. Place the KitchenAid Pouring Shield and pour in more buttermilk if required.

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– Continue to knead the dough for a further 5-6 minutes on speed 5 until you get smooth silky dough that pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

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–  Drizzle the ball with olive oil, turn over, cover the bowl with cling wrap and leave in a warm place for the dough to double. It should take a couple of hours.

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– Preheat the oven to 250 degrees celsius.

– Once the dough has risen, grate the cheddar into the bowl and add the sundried tomatoes. With the Dough Hook, mix in the cheese and sundried tomatoes on speed 4 for 30 seconds to incorporate.

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– Turn dough onto lightly floured work surface. Knead for 30 seconds to being together. Divide into 3 parts, and roll into 10-12″ long ropes. Braid the ropes into a neat little loaf, tucking the ends in to hold the braid.

– Spray your KitchenAid Jelly Roll Pan with olive oil {or lightly brush} and gently transfer the braided dough onto the baking pan. Sprinkle over with himalayan sea salt, sliced garlic, reserved sundried tomato and sprigs of rosemary.

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– Bake at 250 degrees celsius for 10 minutes, then reduce to 200 degrees celsius and continue to bake for approximately 30-40 minutes until golden brown, and hollow when tapped underneath. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil as soon as it comes out.

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– Serve warm with extra virgin olive oil to dip into..and now..Bit into the softness and crackle of this christmas bread!!

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