Cracked black pepper & figgy bread

Cracked black pepper & figgy bread

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Cooking time

Prep: 1 hr, 30 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into about 12 slices

A fiery hit that goes well with cheese

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition nutrition per slice

kcalories
266
protein
8g
carbs
56g
fat
3g
saturates
1g
fibre
4g
sugar
0g
salt
0.88g

Ingredients

  • 650g strong white flour
  • 2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 7g sachet easy blend yeast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 425-450ml/¾ pint-16fl oz warm water
  • 350g dried, ready-to-eat figs, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, pepper, salt and yeast. Stir in the olive oil and enough warm water to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 mins until smooth and elastic.
  2. Put the dough in a lightly oiled, large bowl. Cover with oiled cling film and leave in a warm place for about 1 hr or until doubled in size. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. When the dough has risen, knead it again to incorporate the figs, by pushing the dough and lightly kneading them in. Don’t overwork the dough; it can look quite rough.
  3. Shape the dough into a rough oval and put on a lightly floured baking sheet. Using scissors, slash the top of the loaf and sprinkle over a little flour. Leave it to rise again, uncovered, until slightly swelled, about 10-15 mins (if the kitchen is warm). Bake for 40-45 mins until it sounds hollow when you tap it underneath, then cool on a wire rack.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2004

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cha08amd's picture
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Impressive and very simple to make.

easter_blizzard's picture
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I used wholemeal flour instead of strong white, but it still came out delicious. Very easy and quick to make! If you are a beginner, this is definitely a good bread to start with. Your guests will be impressed. :-)

easter_blizzard's picture
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Five stars given by my partner, who liked this bread very much!

louisanoelle's picture
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Used the breadmaker for the dough so figs were distributed evenly. Really tasty - had with different cheeses and chutney. Was a real hit!

trudvi's picture
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A great recipe! Loved it. Tried some goat cheese to it, and it was fab.

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