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Plaited pizza bread


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Ingredients

8 portion(s)

Dough

  • 300 grams water
  • 2 level tsp dried yeast
  • 500 grams baker's flour
  • 20 grams olive oil
  • 5 grams salt

Pizza Toppings

  • 2-3 tablespoons pizza sauce, Ready bought or home made
  • 150 grams Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 rasher of bacon, Fat trimmed, finely diced
  • 30 grams Hungarian Salami, finely diced
  • 1 small field mushrooms, Finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons green capsicum, finely diced
  • 8 Kalamata Olives, pitted and quartered
  • fresh basil, to taste, roughly chopped
  • Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley, to taste, roughly chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • chilli oil, to taste, optional
  • 'Pizza Topper' Spice mix, to taste, optional
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Recipe's preparation

    Method
  1. Add water and yeast to the TM bowl, cook for 2 minutes 37 degrees, speed 1.

    Add the flour, olive oil and salt to the TM bowl, mix on speed 6 for around 15 seconds until the dough comes together.

    Mix for a further 4 minutes on the kneading function. 

  2. Tip dough out onto thermomat and lightly dust with flour, Loosely wrap the dough in the thermomat and place in a warm spot for 20 minutes until dough has doubled in size.

    Unwrap the dough from the thermomat and push the air out of the dough, wrap it again and sit for another 10 minutes in a warm space.

  3. Divide the dough into 3 even portions and roll into lenths around 30cm long.

    Lay the three lengths of dough next to each other and join them at the top. Weave together in an even plait and squeeze together at the bottom. You should still have your dough on your thermomat so now all you need to do is slide a baking tray under the mat and it's almost ready for the oven.

    Allow it to settle and rise uncovered in a warm space for a few more minutes while you prep your pizza toppings

     

  4. Cut your cheese into 1.5cm cubes and grate for 5-10 seconds speed 9 (or grate by hand).

    Finely dice remaining ingredients (I do this by hand).

     

  5. Pour pizza sauce onto dough and spread evenly with a pastry brush.

    Scatter on your grated cheese.

    Scatter on the rest of the toppings. I put the meat on last to ensure it cooks through thoroughly

    Finally, scatter your finely chopped fresh herbs (I also sprinkled on a ready bought Pizza Topper spice mix at this point), salt, pepper and chilli oil (if using)

     

  6. Cook in pre-heated oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.

    Cool on a wire rack for around 10 minutes prior to serving.

     

  7. Slice and serve warm with fresh butter or use as a pull apart at your next social gathering or picnic.

     

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Tip

To make chilli oil, wash, dry, destalk and halve 6-10 birdseye chillis lengthways. Place into a small saucepan with 250mls of Olive Oil and gently simmer for around 10 minutes so the chilli flavour infuses into the oil. Once cooled, pour oil, chillis (these will look slightly shrivelled and darker in colour) and the seeds into a clean, sterilised glass jug or bottle (reuse old glass oil or salad dressing bottles if you have them). Oil will keep for several months in pantry but I usually sit mine by the stove. Splash it on pasta, pizza, salads and anything else you think could use a dash of heat.


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