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    Pesto Bread

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    3 hrs 35 mins

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    35 mins

    craftymama's Note:

    This is a very easy pesto bread roll. I am a novice at making bread and even I can make this. I found this recipe in "A Passion for Baking" by Marcy Goldman. I recommend reading all the step before making.

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    1. 1
      stack two large baking sheets together (keeps bottom from burning) and line top baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. 2
      In a mixer bowl, whisk water and yeast together and let stand until dissolved (2 or 3 minutes).
    3. 3
      Add 1 cup of flour and stir, Then stir in sugar, salt, oil and most of the remaining flour. Once mixed together attach the dough hook and knead on the lowest speed 6 to 8 minutes the dough should be smooth and elastic, add more flour if needed.
    4. 4
      Remove dough hook from your machine then spray dough with nonstick cooking spray. Cover and let rise (45 to 90 minutes) or until almost doubled in size.
    5. 5
      Gently deflate dough on a lightly floured surface. Let rest for 10 minutes ,now roll it out into a 20x20 inch shape. If the dough is being a bit fussy let it rest a few more minutes. Drizzle some olive oil over then smear the pesto all over the dough. Now roll the dough up jelly roll style , Shape dough in an "S" shape on the baking sheet with the seem on the bottom.
    6. 6
      Drizzle oil on top and dust with the finishing touches.
    7. 7
      Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let it rise and become puffy.(about 45 to 60 minutes.
    8. 8
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    9. 9
      Press bread down just a little before putting in the oven. Bake until it is well brown, around 35 to 45 minutes.
    10. 10
      Cool on a baking sheet.

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    • on March 15, 2008


      MY DD absolutely BEGS for this recipe. It is extremely flavorful and has a wonderful presentation so it's perfect to take to get-togethers or to make for company. Thanks for sharing, craftymama!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (932 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2572.3
    Calories from Fat 696
    Total Fat 77.3 g
    Saturated Fat 10.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 6418.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 407.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 16.0 g
    Sugars 22.3 g
    Protein 56.2 g

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