|I still need to be careful to open it up carefully!|
So many of you have emailed me with great comments on my ONION BLOSSOM. Thanks friends. This time I am here with another kind of blossom..a bread blossom. Nothing fancy. Just baked a bread with leftover bread dough and didn’t feel like using it for any kind of sandwiches. I made some penne with this yummy chunky sauce and instead of making garlic bread, made this blossom.
Just slice open the bread, be careful not to slice through. Heat up the oil with grated garlic, parsley and whatever herbs strike your fancy and brush liberally on top and cut slices of bread. Bake in 350° F hot oven till the bread is warm. You can add cheese to it as well. That’s it. The bread was very very very moist and fluffy. Almost cake-y texture. You can make this blossom with any of the leftover rolls that you have on your hand. Slice through and sprinkle with whatever you feel like it, bake and enjoy.
The recipe was surprisingly easy. All the basic ingredients for bread and mix them up, let it rise and done.
2 cups AP flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp yeast
1 tbsp sugar
½ cup warm water
2 tbsp oil
Mix water, sugar, yeast and let it proof.
In the mean time, mix flour with sugar and oil.
Mix everything together and knead till you get the smooth dough.
Place the dough in a bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let it rise for about 2 hours.
Heat the oven to 425° F.
Punch the risen dough down and make a round shaped dough.
Place it in a baking tray and bake it for about 25 minutes or until the crust is golden.
Once the bread is cool enough to handle, with a sharp knife, slice the bread into flower shape.
Sprinkle freshly grated garlic or garlic powder, parmesan cheese/cheddar cheese, Italian seasonings or oregano and bake for further 10 minutes until the cheeses are melted.