the smell of freshly bake bread

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Homemade bread seems to be very trendy these days! Some say it’s healthier, some say it’s tastier, but for me the best reason to bake some bread is this incredible smell that spreads all around the home.

Here is the recipe of the rye flour little breads with raisins like those I used to eat when I was a child….

– 250g of rye flour

– 250g of white flour (plus a little bit for dusting)

– 2 teaspoon of sugar

– 1 or 2 teaspoon of quick action yeast (according to the brand’s instructions)

– 1 and a half teaspoon of salt

– around 150g of raisins

– around 20 ml of vegetal oil (I use olive oil because that’s the only kind I have in my cupboard)

– around 250ml of lukewarm water.

Mix the flours, sugar, salt, yeast, raisins and then add the olive oil and water. Mix first with a spoon and then with your hand. It the dough is to sticky, add a drop of oil. It should be really homogeneous and pretty firm.

Divide the dough in 6 parts and give them the shape you want. . Put the on a baking sheet, dust with a little bit of flour through a tea strainer and lacerate the top of the bread with 2 or 3 slices with a knife.

Let the little breads rise according the brand’s instructions (probably around 45mn). I usually put them in my oven which I’ve preheated  before on the lowest possible temperature for a few minutes.

Bake in a preheated oven at 200ºC till slightly golden (a little bit less than 30mn).

Enjoy the smell ….and then the taste!

(for a little twist, you can also add about 20g of fennel seeds in the same time as the raisins)

Caroline xxx

This post have been inspired by one of my favourite blog. “Et Dieu crea Marc Jacob” is a very poetical blog about family and childhood. So for the French readers here is the link: http://www.etdieucrea.com/

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