Sometimes I go all folksy and have a need to bake bread. This usually coincides with a urge to eat brie. So yesterday, I bought a wedge of brie and then got out my bread making equipment. I have Mr Jamie Oliver for the chocolate bread swirl inspiration: Here goes!
500g strong bread flour
325 ml warm water
pinch of sugar & pinch of salt
Mix to make a stiff dough
Kneed (my favorite part, especially when thinking about Jimmy Carrs tax bill) for 10 minutes until elastic.
Cut into 2 portions and leave for 45 minutes, covered with a clean tea towel, in a warm spot.
Once the mixture has doubled in size, flatten 1 loaf and coat with chocolate spread, then roll up swiss roll style and slice into inch long swirls.
Place the other loaf on a layer of greaseproof paper, and place the swirls next to it, leaving about 1.5 inches between each swirl. Cook at gas mark 8 for 15 mins and then reduce the temperature to gas mark 6 for another 15.
Allow to cool, then eat asap
As this bread contains no preservatives it needs to be eaten the same day as it is made - if not you can toast it!!
My children love the chocolate bread - I love my homemade bread, especailly with Brie!