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Bread is life. In our house at least. Any meal where I serve bread alongside it is always going to go down well with my husband. That effect is ramped up more when it is tear & share bread. Who doesn’t enjoy food that you can tear apart with your hands?!
I’ve had a Panasonic SD2501 breadmaker for a few years now. It is super versatile and makes much more than just bread. Cakes and jam for example. I love that I can be lazy and use it to mix up a dough while I take care of housework or online work. This tear & share bread is one such item that I make regularly. It keeps for a few days after it has been baked, at least, and freezes really well also.
Ingredients for tear & share bread
1 1/4 teaspoons of yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
Other items I used for tear & share bread
Pastry scraper (you could use a knife instead)
Baking sheet (you could use a pizza tray instead)
Method for tear & share bread
Place all of the items into the breadmaker and put it on setting 16. After 2 hours and 20 minutes the dough is ready to use.
I roll the dough out into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. I then spread it with whatever filling I fancy. Sometimes I do passata, pepperoni & grated cheese. Other times I do garlic butter, as pictured above.
Once the dough is covered with filling I roll it up into a sausage. Then I use my pastry scraper to cut the dough into small pieces. I arrange these pieces in my loose bottom baking tin (great for quiche). I grease the baking sheet with a little olive oil first and then I drizzle a little more across the top of the dough.
After a 30 minute prove, during which it doubles in size, I place this in the oven at gas mark 7 (220c) for 15-20 minutes.
The whole process is a time consuming one, however the actual work that goes into making this tear & share bread is so minimal. The bread is firm on the outside but wonderfully soft and fluffy on the inside. It is great for serving up with warm Camembert too.
My Panasonic SD2501 is a wonderfully versatile breadmaker. It can do so much more than just bake a loaf of bread – although it does that really well!
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