Sunday, September 25, 2022

Breads (fougasse, grissini, bread with herbs) and Butter with herbs

Sometimes in life....we just want to eat bread and butter!

I had some cheese and fruit, and I just needed a good bread and butter to eat them....


520 g of flour
260 g of water warm
60 g of olive oil
1 tablespoon of sugar or 1 tablespoon of honey
1 1/2 teaspoons of dry yeast
2 tablespoons of sourdough
1 teaspoon of salt
salt to sprinkle

Mix the water, sugar, and dry yeast. Let it make foam. Add the sourdough, olive oil, flour, and salt. Kneed it for 6 minutes, and let it rest for 1 hour.

With a roll pin, flatten it until you have 0.3 mm thickness. Cut it in stripes, and with your hand twist the ends of each strip in opposite directions. Let it rise for 1 hour, and bake it at 220C for 15 minutes or until golden brown. ENJOY!


350 gr of bread flour
100 gr of mashed potatoes without water
5 gr of fine table salt
5 g of sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
180 gr of cold water
2 tablespoons of sourdough starter 

Mix all the wet ingredients with the yeast. Let it rest for 5 minutes. Add the dry ingredients, and mix it well. Place it in a greased bowl, and cover with plastic film and leave it to ferment for approximately 1 hour (24ºC) or until it doubles its volume. Once fermented, place it on a tray with baking paper and with the fingertips oiled make indents and sprinkle olive oil and salt. Let it rise for 45 minutes. Bake it at 220C for 15 minutes or until golden brown. ENJOY!

Bread with herbs

I make my white slice bread from Hilmar. Here you have the recipe

Since I have a set of mini molds, I divided my dough in balls of 150 grams each.

I made 2 plains without flavor, 2 with chili flakes, 1 with oregano, and 1 with rosemary. Add just a touch to don't overpower them. 

Bake it at 220C for 25 minutes or until golden brown. ENJOY! 

I bake all of them at the same time to make an efficient use of the oven.

And the butter? I always have fresh herbs in my garden. I mix butter with chives, another with rosemary, and the other with oregano and garlic.....ENJOY!


  1. Wow! So many awesome bread in one...bread and butter are amazing together. I love those small loaf pans too.

  2. I think I must be quite unusual inasmuch as I don't care for butter on bread. I usually don't put anything on, sometimes a little mayonnaise or I drizzle a little olive oil on it, but butter - never.