This is just my simple variation on a standard bread dough recipe. I love sea salt and black pepper kettle chips so it’s only natural to want to add that flavoür to my bread dough too! Here I brushed the top of the bread with melted butter and sprinkled sesame seeds, sea salt, and freshly cracked black pepper on top before baking. Serve warm with a smattering of country fresh cream butter… yeah- put the real stuff on there- it’s so worth it!
Dina’s Salt and Pepper Shaker Bread
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 stick melted butter
- 3 teaspoons dry yeast
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 4 cups bread making flour (King Arthur’s is best!)
- Sesame seeds
- Sea Salt
- Black peppercorns cracked freshly
Warm the water and the butter in the microwave until slightly hot to touch. Mix in the yeast and let rest for 4 minutes. Stir in your salt and sugar and then add flour and olive oil gradually. Mix with wooden spoon and then your hands until it doesn’t stick to you. Knead the dough, for 10 minutes until it’s smooth and firm. Not sticky. Add flour to the kneading process if needed. Place the dough in an olive oiled up bowl and cover the dough with a warm moist kitchen towel. I like to put the bowl in the oven to rise (it’s warmed by the pilot light) for about 2.5 hours. Punch the dough down and cut in half. It should make 2 nice loaves. Bake at 350 for about 25-30 minutes. Just lovely! Enjoy! xoxox ❤> Üdo
Check out this other easy recipe and instructional from the New York Times on Youtube!