Thursday, February 23, 2012

Green Peppercorn and Capers Bread

I enjoy all four seasons – but Winter most of all, especially when it’s snowing. Winter has its own special charm and fun. There are so many things one can do and of course, it is also the time we can eat a lot and still hide the results under layers of clothes . Unfortunately, it's just when the winter is about to get over, I start worrying about the extra weight and the calories.


Of course, there are a lot of activities which certainly help in keeping the balance – we went tobogganing and it was great fun, and very very tiring. We certainly selected a very good day for it, it was not too cold but snowing and fresh snow is not too bad at all. The scenic beauty was breathtaking, the fresh snow and the sledding, it was a great day.


By the end of the day, we were all kaput and really enjoyed a generous helping of a cake and hot cocoa on the way back.


Today's recipe Green Peppercorn and Capers Bread was baked a week ago - we had it with the Pineapple Soup. The idea came spontaneously, especially as I had not baked fresh bread for quite some time, and was also an attempt to use some leftover green peppercorns and capers. I also used a new kind of flour- grapeseed flour. It's supposed to be really healthy and it gave a very nice nutty texture to the bread. I am planning to experiment a bit with this flour in future. The pepper and capers flavours went very well with the  Hot and Spicy Pineapple Soup…hope you enjoy it as well!

Ingredients


210 grams - whole wheat flour + to dust the work top
15 grams - grapeseed flour
1/2 tsp - salt
1/2 tsp - baking powder
1 tsp - bicarbonate of soda
4 tbsp - olive oil
25 grams - capers
5 grams - green peppercorns (more or less)
1 1/2 tsp - dried italian herbs
100 ml - low fat yogurt
200 ml - water at room temperature



Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl mix together the flours, salt, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, dried italian herbs, capers and green peppercorns.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the olive oil, yogurt and water.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in the liquid mixture and mix lightly with a wooden spatula so that everything just comes together.
  5. Generously dust the work top with some whole wheat flour.
  6. Gather the dough into a ball on the floured work top and with floured hand flatten the ball and try and give a round shape. 
  7. Using a sharp and floured knife slit the dough. Don't push down into the dough. 
  8. Transfer the dough to the lined baking tray and place the tray in the centre of the preheated oven. Bake for approximately 30 - 35 minutes.
  9. Serve with Hot and Spicy Pineapple Soup or with any other soup of your choice.


Enjoy!

42 comments:

  1. Unique and so healthy! Great pictures too..

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  2. Awesome looking bread. also great pics of the snow.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. love the bread... yummy!
    love the click in the snow too! perfect!

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  4. Ah, lovely! All that snow, it just looks like a fantasy land to me, i have never seen so much of it :) And what can I say of the bread, absolutely yummm!!!

    Happy Weekend Rachana :-)

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  5. Oh My God!!!!
    this is so very beautiful....
    amazing!!!!!!
    and the bread is great too.....
    lovely click as usual....

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  6. Love the post, clicks and snow

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  7. The bread looks yum and tempting to do. Happy to follow you

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  8. This looks totally delicious..I would love to try this..Bookmarked.

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  9. can have it anytime...:-) looks yumy

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  10. awesome pics and very tempting item(S)
    y dont thou post thz lovely items in facebook
    master chef Germany
    belive me it will give u an excellent feedback

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  11. ooohhhh...yummy recipe as usual!!!!
    i luv all the pics....looks wonderful!!!!
    tc
    cheers
    vivs:-)

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  12. A really beautiful quick bread! Green peppercorns and capers must have added extra flavours to this gorgeous bread.

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  13. I agree snow makes everything look so picturesque and the pics you have here prove that point... breathtaking.
    What a flavorful bread that is... super.

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  14. Glaf to see you back .Lovely snow picture. I enjoyed snow once at Switzerland, feel so excited when I first see snow falling down..,your bread sound healthy and nice to serve with a bowl of hot soup.

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  15. Wow..the bread looks gr8 and it must be very yummy..my hubby likes theses kind of breads.....I must try this out once..and beautifully said about the winter and seriously even i am very much worried about my extra gained weight in theses days...and lovely clicks of snow.....

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  16. Un pain bien beau et certainement délicieux.
    J'en prends un morceau.
    A très bientôt

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  17. Rachana,
    Lovely clicks for the bread and snow both..I liked both of them...Its such a overwhelming feeling, seeing snow all around..almost feel like becoming a kid again just for the sake of enjoying snow..someday will try your this recipe for bread..hugs and smiles

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  18. beautiful clicks snow is very attractive

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  19. Hi, Rachana!
    Thanks and welcome to my new space!
    Beautiful bread, colorful!
    Kisses.


    I don't speak english, but...

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  20. I love snow unfortunately it will never snow where i live :( Like the pictures and bread is very different with flavors.

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  21. LOVE THIS BREAD, YOU KNOW I HAS WEAKNESS TOWARDS HOME BAKED BREAD.

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  22. I'm opposite of you...I'm the summer person. At least, the consolation for winter is that I didn't have sweat a lot if I cook. LOL!

    This bread is lovely with interesting flavours. Definitely a must bake for the winter season.

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  23. The bread and the soup look very tempting, even in sunny southern california.
    Mimi

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  24. irst time here ... glad to follow you ... very yummy bread ...
    visit my blog
    www.sriyafood.blogspot.com

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  25. Tout moelleux!! Rien de tel après une longue journée passée dehors:) Bon jeudi!!xxx

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  26. looks so yum n feeling hungry......loved it....u made it perfectly.......
    Maha

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  27. une tranche ne serais pas de refus, magnifiques photos
    bonne soirée

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  28. Superb pictures and very nice bread, do you get green peppercorns, first time here Rachana and wud love to follow U..

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  29. Awesome…
    mumbaiflowerplaza.com

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  30. I'm pretty much a caper addict but can't believe I never thought to put them in bread! GENIUS idea!

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  31. I love savory breads and loving the capers and peppercorns in it. A perfect spicy start for my weekdays. Recipes looks fool proof and I am sure my husband will love it.

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  32. woww... this looks absolutely delicious..
    can u upload a wheat bread recipe.. my baby is a big fan of breads..i made white bread only... had a bitter experience with what bread making :)
    so plzzs help.. :)

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  33. what a lovely bread! Perfect to devour when it is snowing outside!

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  34. Beautiful bread rachna, glad that you had nice fun. It is worth a try eventhough iam not big fan of capers.

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  35. Lovely Pictures Rach. Nice combo of salty capers with the peppers. Hope you guys had fun in the snow :)

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  36. Lovely clicks. Beautiful recipe!

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  37. healthy and delicious....great clicks

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  38. loved the twist, such nice flavours

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  39. Must be green with green pepper! and loved the photos, thanks for sharing!

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  40. Pictures look beautiful and the bread even more so lovely flavors.

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