Cracked black pepper & figgy bread

Cracked black pepper & figgy bread

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 1 hr, 30 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Cuts into about 12 slices
A fiery hit that goes well with cheese

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: nutrition per slice

  • kcal266
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.88g
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Ingredients

  • 650g strong white flour
    Flour

    Flour

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    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 7g sachet easy blend yeast
    Yeast

    Yeast

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    Yeast is a living, single-cell organism. As the yeast grows, it converts its food (in the form…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 425-450ml/¾ pint-16fl oz warm water
  • 350g dried, ready-to-eat fig, roughly chopped
    Fig

    Fig

    fig

    Although not juicy, the fig is an incredibly luscious fruit, with a delicate aroma and sweet…

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.

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Comments (25)

cha08amd's picture
5

Impressive and very simple to make.

easter_blizzard's picture
5

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
5

Five stars given by my partner, who liked this bread very much!

louisanoelle's picture
5

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
5

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

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