Pine Pesto Pane

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This is the result of a tiny experiment. My wife and I love bread with a thin spread-like layer of genovese pesto. Now we were curious how the taste would evolve if we bake the pesto directly into the rolls. We tried a couple of combinations and liked this combo quite a lot. Basically we are taking a basil pesto (pesto verde i.e. olive oil, pepper, fine pine nut pieces, some parmesan and garlic) and some halfed pine nuts to create a nutty emphasis and some structure. Nom Nom Nom

As with every bread, we start a basic list… here the Guerilla Guide about all the basic steps it takes to end up with delicious loaf. It couldn’t be simpler. Next up are the ingredients:

  • 5 cups wheat flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1,5 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 350 ml water

The add-on
  • 4 tsp pesto verde
  • 100g halfed pine nuts

Bon appetit!