This is an easy bread which can be flavored with any kind of herb or mild spice like say cumin, poppy seeds or nigella seeds.
Making your own bread is easy if you have a little practice and for that you can watch my various videos on how to make doughs….
The secret is in kneading it…well as you know i always relate cooking to making love 🙂
The secret to a good bread is leaving the dough to rise once..punching it down, shaping the bread and leaving it to rise again
I have created a step by step pictorial to guide you and make things easy for you
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1 envelope, (7 grams ) of dry yeast…if using wet yeast just follow the instructions on packet
500 grams of white flour ( maida) or any flour you would like like multigrain or whole wheat
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of sugar
1/4 cup of pure spanish extra virgen olive oil ( i used carbonell)
2 teaspoons of nigella seeds (kalaunji)
2 teaspoons of dried oregano plus some to sprinkle on the top
1 cup of chopped cheese of your choice, i used edam (red ball)
Warm water as needed to knead the dough
In a bowl put the yeast with the salt and sugar and add about half a cup of warm water. Let the yeast rise for ten minutes till frothy. Once frothy add the flour, the seeds and oregano and knead into a very soft dough using water. The dough should be very soft. Cover it and leave it in a warm place or in the sun for about four hours till it rises to double its size. Once risen you need to punch it down and use a little olive oil to manage it a bit because it will be sticky. Break it into two parts and shape it into a square or round or whatever shape you want your bread to be using your palms or a oiled rolling pin. Put it into an oven tray previously greased with olive oil. Add the cubed cheese and scatter it around (look at the pic) , Shape the other half of the dough and cover the previous shaped dough with it. Seal the edges lightly. Brush with olive oil and leave to rise for an hour. Sprinkle oregano on the top and bake at 200 degrees till well browned.
Cut and eat..its delicous hot or cold!!