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Flowerpot bread

Flowerpot bread

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Plus rising
  • Easy
  • Makes 5

Baking homemade bread is a chance for children to get involved in the kitchen, and flowerpots just add to the fun

  • Freezable (Freeze bread only)
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per loaf
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal434
fat8g
saturates1g
carbs74g
sugars4g
fibre3g
protein13g
low insalt1g
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Ingredients

  • 500g granary, strong, wholemeal or white bread flour
  • 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil , plus extra for the flowerpots
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • a little milk or oil, for brushing

Plus any of these toppings

  • 1 tbsp pumpkin, sunflower, sesame or poppy seed
  • 4 tbsp grated cheddar or crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary, thyme, oregano, chives or basil
  • 1 tbsp chopped olive or sundried tomatoes
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes

You will also need

  • 5 small, clean clay flowerpots (see tip below), baking parchment and cling film

Method

  • STEP 1

    Tip the flour, yeast and salt into a large bowl. Pour in 300ml warm water, the olive oil and honey. Mix with a wooden spoon until the mixture clumps together, then tip out onto a work surface. Use your hands to stretch and knead the dough for about 10 mins, or until it’s smooth and springy. Add a little extra flour if the dough feels too sticky.

  • STEP 2

    Brush the flowerpots with oil and line the sides with baking parchment. Divide the dough into 5 pieces and shape into smooth balls. Place one ball of dough into each flowerpot and cover with cling film. Leave in a warm place for 1 hr to rise.

  • STEP 3

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. When the dough has doubled in size, remove the cling film from the pots and gently brush with a little milk or oil. Sprinkle with your choice of topping.

  • STEP 4

    Place the pots on a baking tray in the oven and cook for 20-25 mins until risen and golden. The pots will be very hot, so be careful when removing from the oven. Leave to cool for 10 mins before turning out and eating.

RECIPE TIPS
FLOWERPOTS

Clay flowerpots need to be treated to stop the bread from sticking. To do this, generously brush the pots with oil or butter and bake at 200C/180C fan/gas 5 for 1 hr. Remove from the oven, wash in hot soapy water, then dry before using.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2012

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