As you might have noticed I became crazy about baking recently. I am starting to create own recipes. Just like this savoury raisin bread with almonds. It is massive so I think we have to eat only bread for the next days. But I really like it. Usually raisin breads are of the soft and sweet type so this is a great alternative and it is very good with cheese.
I discovered this new type of cheese called “Gorgonzola al vino”. At the market they stuck a bottle of red wine headfirst into a big gorgonzola cheese for a couple of weeks, changing the position of the bottle every now and then until the cheese has fully absorbed the wine. It tastes fantastic!
I love the rustic look of the bread. It looks like one of those breads that knights would have in a green pouch and then cut it with a sword…
What you need:
500g spelt flour
15g dry yeast
100g chopped almonds
1 teaspoon nutmeg
A pinch of salt
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix everything well
Then knead the mixture with your hands until you have a smooth dough
Leave the dough in a bowl at a warm place for about 1 hour
The dough must have doubled its size – knead it again well
Preheat the oven on 180°C
Leave it alone again for another 30 minutes
Place the dough in the desired shape on a baking tray and put it in the oven for about 35 minutes
Sicily is beautiful. We spend two great weeks, driving around the island, relaxing and having good food and wine. I really enjoyed the city of Marsala, the baroque villages in the Southeast and the “dolce vita” on the Aeolian Islands. Sicily has many facets and I wish we would have had more time to discover them.