Aromatherapy bread
Recipe Type: Appetizer
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Serves: 6
Baking this bread will fill your house with a cloud of herbs and tantalizing smells - it should be listed as aromatherapy
For the dough
  • 500 grams (3½ cups) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 1½ tablespoons yeast
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 80 grams (3/4 stick) butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped roasted pepper
  • 200-300 ml (1 to 1½ cups) warm water
  • pinch of pepper
Spread on top of the dough
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 500 grams (almost 1 pound) sliced onions
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary
  • ⅓ cup pitted chopped olives
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
To make the dough
  1. Proof the yeast by mixing it with the sugar and 1 cup warm water, the yeast should bubble and foam
  2. Mix the butter, flour, salt and pepper in a food processor or with your finger tips
  3. Slowly add the water and knead till you get a smooth dough
  4. Cover and keep in a warm place till it doubles in size
  5. Punch the dough down and then spread it in an oiled pan
  6. Dimple the dough top with your finger tips
  7. Spread the mustard on top of the dough and sprinkle with cheese
To make the topping
  1. Heat the oil in a pot
  2. Add the garlic and capers, stir for 2-3 minutes
  3. Add the onions and salt and cook over low heat until the onions are translucent (don't over cook the onions or they will burn in the oven)
  4. Add the rosemary and oregano and cook for 2 more minutes
  5. Allow the topping to cool slightly then spread it on top of the dough
  6. Bake in a 200 (392) degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown
  7. Place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes
Recipe by Honest Cooking at