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Filled Bread, Redux

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mse1152

Filled Bread, Redux

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi everyone,

Here in San Diego, we're working on our third inch of rain since Friday, the Chargers played on TV (and won, big whoop), so it's a good day to stay inside and bake something! I've blogged before about the filled bread from The Artisan site here, but it's such fun to make, and so pretty, that I'm doing it again. The dough is nice and soft (almost sticky), made with just the basic four ingredients. It stretches out very easily to make a bed for the filling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This time, the filling is a one-pound bag of frozen spinach sauteed with olive oil, lots of garlic, oregano, basil, and chunks of red bell pepper. After spreading the filling on the dough, I sprinkled it with crumbled feta and folded it into the 'book' shape described on The Artisan's bread site. Look for 'Pane Ripiene' on the left hand menu.

I brushed the loaf with olive oil, then sprinkled it with sesame seeds (the best tasting seeds in the world, IMO). Halfway through baking, I rotated the loaf and sprinkled pecorino-romano on it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There's something wonderful about a complete meal you can carry around in one hand...leaves the other hand free to hold the wine glass. It's even good the next day at room temperature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try this bread with your favorite filling.

Sue

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Thegreenbaker

Oh my goodness Sue, I am drooling and I am full as a goog from dinner!  *drools*

 

I am going to make this for sure! I totally agree with your last sentiments about leaving a hand free for wine :D  You have me sold! Now that our oven is fixed, Ihave this on my list of MUST MAKE breads :)

 

Thank you for posting!

 

 

 

 

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mse1152

OK, goog must be another useful word from across the pond.  What does it mean?

Sue 

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Thegreenbaker

lol :)

 

To be honest, I have no idea what it means either :D Its just something my mum used to say "full as a goog" and it sadly stuck with me :)

It MUST bbe an aussie thing....suppose I had better curb my Oz-isms over here in the mother land ;)

 

 

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KipperCat

Please keep your Oz-isms here in the wired world! Our litle differences keep life interesting - besides allowing us to expand our vocabularies. ;)  The break looks scrumptious.

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mse1152

Found this reference here:

Full as a goog - to be sufficiently fed; to be inebriated ("goog" is an abbreviation of the childish term 'googy' or egg).

Sounds about right to me!

Sue 

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browndog

I loved the original---this looks, dare I say, even better..? In fact every time I thought about what to make for dinner tonight, I got a picture of this in my head. Have to be tomorrow, though. There's some broccoli needs using up.

Goog?!

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mse1152

Sorry browndog, you'll have to keep drooling.  Did you use up your broccoli?

Sue