Thursday, 11 May 2017

A French evening with ...

Bonsoir!
No, I am not doing it again this time and have a post in French. I wouldn’t be that good with it. Nevertheless we are going to have some French food. Are we? Well, I don’t want to insult someone or something like that, but …
… sometimes having something French for me means …

Yes, a board of fromage, some bread and vin rouge. It’s all quite simple. Just unpack the cheese, place it on a board. Open a bottle of red wine and pour it into a glass and … et voila!
Fine, did I forgot something? A French evening with … With whom? No, not with whom, with what? Bread that is, garlic bread to be a bit precise.
So, pouring the wine and unpacking the cheese is quite simple, but baking your own bread is a bit of work …
Sift 500 g of flour into a bowl, add 7 g of yeast, pour over 250 ml of water and bring it together. Add a few tablespoons of steamed garlic t it.
Knead the dough for 5 minutes, let it rest 10 minutes, knead for 20 minutes (quite some work). Leave the dough to rise for 1 hour.
Then shape it into two balls and let it rise for 45 more minutes. Afterwards get it into the desired final shape and leave it for another 35 minutes. Then bake it at 230 °C for 20 minutes and then …

Maybe let it cool down a bit, if you like.
Fine, now I rushed a bit through the whole process of baking the bread leaving out a few details, like the precise shaping, the cut on top and the water in the oven for a good crust.
Anyway, it’s quite a process and as for me, sometimes you get nice bread and sometimes it’s not just perfect. Well, I enjoyed the bread, but it was a bit compact and not so lightly. Nevertheless, it worked out fine with the cheese and the wine.
For now I leave you with a picture of my adventuring time in France …

Au revoir!

1 comment:

  1. Oh looks so delicious!!!
    Thanks for sharing

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