Friday, 23 July 2010

Food Exploit - Flowerpot Bread

Having not made bread for many a year, I thought it was about time I made some. This time I fancied doing something a bit different so I picked up some ceramic flowerpots from town (30p each, bargain)to use instead of a loaf tin.

The recipe:
500g Strong Bread Flour
1 Sachet of Fast Action Dry Yeast
55ml of Olive oil
275ml warm water
15g Sugar
10g Salt
1 Tbsp rosemary (if using fresh then use more)
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
The herb measurements are a guide use as much or as little as you like or use completely different ones.

Mix all the dry ingredients together and make a well in the middle. Pour in the oil and water and bring together with your hands until the bowl is clean and you are left with a ball of dough.
Take the dough out and place on floured surface and knead for 10ish minutes until the dough is smooth and a bit like elastic.
Put it back in the bowl and leave for an hour or so in a warm place with a covering.
once risen, take out and knead again for 5 minutes. leave in the bowl for another half an hour.
Line your pots, make sure they are completely covered or the pot is very greasy or it will stick to the sides and be nearly impossible to remove. Roll the Dough into a ball and place in the pot.
Bake in a preheated oven (220C) for 30- 40 minutes. Remove from the pot and allow to cool.

Serve with Soup, Jam or anything else you fancy.



  1. fabulous bread... isn't baking it yourself simply the best?

  2. That looks bloody great. I gues you have to be careful and use pot and not plastic plant pots!!!

  3. hahaha, yeah plastic pots may end in disaster

  4. This bread always looks gorgeous. Great for unusual presentations for events. Sprinkle some seeds on the top to add a nice presentation.