Here we are!
This is our first topic in English and we hope it will sound good to you all!
Therefore, why not try “pizza-bread” with cheese?
- mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a bowl
- pour in the water and extra virgin olive oil
- gently kneading as you go until the dough is smooth
- cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size (1 hour should be enough)
- gently kneading once more until the air get out
- mould into a round shaped lightly greased baking tray
- cover the dough again with the towel and leave to rise until doubled in size
- pre-heat the oven to 170 °C (fan) and once this temperature has been reached, place the tray onto the lower oven shelf and bake for 20-25 minutes until it’s just golden and you can lift the pizza-bread loaf from the tray
- sprinkle with your favourite cheese (e.g. mature cheddar) and leave it to melt in the oven for a further 5 minutes
- cool on a wire rack and tuck in!
Why not with use “pizza-bread” to make a panini?
Slice your “pizza-bread”, distribute a little amount of extra virgin olive oil over the flat surface, add your favourite filling and sauce. Close your panini and cook in a “panini press” for about 3-5 minutes until golden and crisp.
We personally love sliced-grilled zucchini, caramelised red onions, mozzarella cheese, Dijon mustard and sliced mortadella (Bologna sausage) or sliced smoked chicken breast.
Are you ready? Take a bite!
To be fair, in Italy “panini” is the plural form of “panino”. So, we can eat a panino and if we are hungry we can eat even more panini.
Tips: you can also sprinkle over the “pizza-bread” a blended herbs seasoning to give you a tasty snack full of flavour.
Let’s food together!