Aromatic lavender bread
Once upon a time, in ancient times, when wheat was only available to a few, bread was baked from barley flour. Once upon a time, in ancient times, when the great generals of the Old World discovered that there was more to this world than they knew, and while the deities walked the Earth, lavender smelled of caravan routes that brought it to our lands. Following these old traces, combined with something still unknown at the time, this fragrant bread with the taste of antiquity was created in these modern times.
- Crush the lavender buds on a board with the handle of a knife or meat mallet.
- In a bowl, mix the barley and wheat flour. Add yeast, a pinch of salt and crumbled lavender.
- Pour oil and lukewarm water into the dry mixture, stirring. Adjust the amount of water to the flour - make the dough you mix soft and slightly sticky. Stir as long as possible until bubbles begin to form on the surface. You can use a mixer with spiral attachments at the lowest speed.
- Place the bowl with the kneaded dough in a warm place, cover with a towel and let it rise slowly. This can take several hours, depending on the quality of the flour. The volume should almost triple.
- Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper or just coat with olive oil.
- Shake the risen dough on a floured work surface. Mix lightly as if folding the paper, place in the prepared mold, cut the surface with a sharp oiled knife in a few places, and let it rise once more.
- While the dough is rising again, preheat the oven to 240 ° C.
- When the volume of dough in the mold has doubled, place the mold in a hot oven. Bake for about 30 minutes, i.e. until the surface gets a nice brown color.
- Baked bread immediately shake out of the mold and place on a wire rack to cool.
The bread that brings us back to our ancient ancestors with its scent is irresistibly good when you spread chocolate spread on it. For those who want a real Mediterranean atmosphere, sheep cheese, a little prosciutto, olive oil for dipping and some juicy olives will fit perfectly. Of course, a glass of good red wine…