Pan-baked bread with herbs

Pan-baked bread with herbs

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You do not necessarily need an oven to make delicious bread. Here's the recipe for a good bread baked in a frying pan over hot coals. The taste and texture may remind you of a focaccia bread, and it's great both as an accompaniment and to serve for breakfast after a night sleeping under the stars.

Pan-baked bread with herbs (4 people)

350 ml water
25 g fresh yeast
400 ml wholemeal flour
5 dl wheat flour
1.5 tsp salt
A handful of herbs of your taste e.g. thyme, marjoram, wild garlic and/or caraway.
50 g butter

Video: How to make pan-baked bread with herbs

In a bowl, dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water. Add the flour, herbs, salt and mix  well. The dough should turn out sticky. Leave it to rest somewhere warm for about 1 hour.

You can make the dough the night before and let it rest in a cool place. Early next morning, you can bake the bread and serve for breakfast.

While the dough is resting, make a fire to create coals. Place a pan over the coals and melt the butter. Make sure that both bottom and sides are greased.

Carefully place the dough in the prepared frying pan and spread it out. Make sure the fire isn't too hot as it will make the bread burn before it's done.

Bake the bread for about 15 minutes. Turn it over and bake for another 15 minutes on the other side. If the pan is dry when you turn the bread, you can add a little extra butter to prevent the bread from sticking to the bottom.

After a total of 30 minutes of baking the bread is done cooking. To check if so you can tap the bread and it should sound hollow. Let it cool before serving.

Tip: Make some herb butter to serve with this bread. Here's the recipe.