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

    fl-ow-er

    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

    yee-st

    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

    ol-iv oyl

    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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yilishabai
12th Oct, 2011
5.05
My husband doesn't normally like "sweet stuff" with cheese...he devoured this and wants me to make it again. It is DeLiSH! A friend who was over for dinner said it was fab and that I had "raised the bar"...I just think I might make it again...;)
momo123
8th Oct, 2011
5.05
I used mixed dried fruit it worked just as well. mmmmmmmmmm delicious. xx
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kenzoone
18th Sep, 2011
very good bread first time I have made bread it was easy I only used 250gr of figs that was plenty will definitely make it again
stellakitti
13th Sep, 2011
Very good bread.. 350gr for figs is a bit too much.. Maybe use less... i will do the same dough with honey and walnuts!!!
bonnebouffe
7th Jul, 2011
5.05
An unusual and excellent bread. Very good with cheese.
suepine
19th Feb, 2011
5.05
Really good. Will try with roasted garlic next time.
tsarinacandida
26th Oct, 2010
5.05
Fantastic, used some roasted peppers out of a jar in it with a little rosemary. Soooo tasty!
Superraisen
20th May, 2010
5.05
This is amazing! I roasted some garlic and threw it in the mix - delicious....
hippychippy
23rd Apr, 2010
tried this bread with roasted garlic cloves folded into the dough instead of figs. Absolutely gorgeous! Great with a nice chowder .
simpkins
22nd Jun, 2009
Very very good!

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