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A few different things inspired this bread. First of all, I was watching a BBC show called Britain's Best Bakery, and there are some amazingly beautiful loaves of bread on that show. One particular loaf was made by a British Bakery called Thankful Bakery, and they used nettles and chives in their bread. They put a nettle leaf on the top to make it pretty. It was so simple and I loved it. I have no idea what nettles are, but I started thinking about that idea for an herb filled savory bread. Then, I remembered that my mother used to make a Dilly Bread, only rather than fresh herbs, she used dried. But, I figured I could adapt that idea to fresh. Also, I remembered that her recipe used cottage cheese. I had some ricotta cheese in my fridge and I wondered if I could make that work instead. Guess what! You can!
The beauty of this recipe is that it only takes 2 cups of flour to make a nice loaf to go with a soup or a stew, or just to eat all by itself! Also, It is almost like a batter bread because there is no kneading and you bake it in a 2 quart Pyrex dish! It is a super simple loaf to whip up.
Trust me, you are going to want to give this simple, savory bread a try!
Below the recipe you will see tools and utensils similar to what I have used. Not exactly, my bread board was handmade for me, but I found one similar for you to see.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!