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Feta Cheese Bread - Cheezy Bread #3

Friday, December 14, 2012

This is a savoury bread. Not the type of airy cottony Asian breads, and neither is this flavourful like Artisan breads.

The only sugar here is used for activating the yeast. Although I used instant yeast, it's good to go through the activating process once a while to check whether it's still viable. I keep my jar of yeast in the fridge, but still it's better to be safe than sorry.

After the bread is done, I tasted it and it doesn't taste complete. And so, I knew the honeyed dates in the recipe is not there as garnish. It is part of it. But at that point, I can't make any honeyed dates because it's not the season to get any. but then again, I'm never a fan of dates.

Jams, compotes will not match in my opinion. In the end, I chose to make honey butter and it complemented the bread well.

yummy honey butter with feta cheese bread

Feta Cheese Bread
Source: BBC Food with some adaptations
Makes 2 loaves

¾ tsp instant yeast
150ml water
¼ tsp sugar
250gm bread flour
5gm salt (reduced from 7.5gm)
1 Tbsp olive oil

65gm feta cheese (reduced from 85gm)
2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint, or more
Cracked black pepper

1. Dissolve yeast in sugar and water. Wait until it froths.
2. Pur flour, salt, olive oil and yeast mixture into a mixing bowl. Knead  until the dough is smooth and stretchy (I used speed 2 for 10 minutes)
3. Cover and let it proof for 1 hour.
4. Divide dough into 2
5. Roll out each piece into a rectangle. Crumble half the cheese over and half the mint and some black pepper. Roll up again and seal.
6. Leave the formed rolls proof for another 45 minutes.(covered).
7. Preheat oven at 180C. Moisten the surface of the rolls and sprinkle more mint and pepper over.
8. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until done.
9. Slice and serve with honey butter

6 lovely notes:

Shannon @ JustAsDelish December 14, 2012 at 5:39 PM  

mint and feta? hmm.. never thought of this combo. herbs like basil,rosemary or sundried tomato goes well with feta

Phong Hong December 14, 2012 at 7:01 PM  

The bread looks nice, leh! But I don't like feta cheese :(

Alice December 14, 2012 at 11:43 PM  

honestly, i never taste feta, so i dunno how it taste LOL
i should try so i know
thks for sharing :)

Kelly Siew December 19, 2012 at 2:40 AM  

I'd use this bread to make somewhat a bruschetta, should be yummy with the umami feta cheese! :D

David January 26, 2013 at 9:17 PM  

Hi. May I know where to purchase Feta Cheese in Malaysia?

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more January 27, 2013 at 12:56 AM  

Most feta in Malaysia is cow's feta, like Apetina. Can be found at major supermarkets.

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