Sunday, October 18, 2009

Plaited Pesto Bread

This is another one of our family favourites that is great to take along to a BBQ and i've made it three times this week for different functions..... it always goes over well!

  • 600g Bread Flour
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 350ml Water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 sachet Yeast
  • Sundried Tomato Pesto (about half a jar)
  • Grated Cheese
  • Ham or bacon (optional)
  • Dried Basil

Put water, sugar, salt, oil, flour and yeast into bread machine and use dough setting to make dough.

Once your dough is made empty it onto a floured bread board and cut into three equal pieces. Shape the pieces into long flat rectangles and spread with pesto. Sprinke with ham and cheese then pinch the dough together to seal in all the topping.

Plait the three pieces together and place on a floured oven tray. Sprinkle with a little more cheese and some dried Basil and bake for about 30 minutes at 180 degrees celcius, or until golden brown.

Only problem with this recipe is that it never seems to last long!


  1. will give this ago as I love making bread............will have to wait til I have my new oven..........I have done a plait like this but not included the pesto etc..........

    also you no reply and I have a help section on the left side of my blog if you need to know how to change this........

    looking forward to more posts..........looks great so far...........

  2. Hmmm, this realy looks delicious...i definitely want to try it sometime. Thanks for sharing!


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