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Tempting Tidbit Trials – Dipping Bread

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that Tuesdays are Temptation Tuesdays here at Doctorate Housewife. Each week I summarise my foodie posts from the week and share some of my favourite “tempting tidbits” from the blogosphere. I’ve had a lot of fun doing it and found some really exciting recipes, but the Tuesdays have been adding up and the list of scrumptious recipes I need to try is starting to get ridiculous. And so, a new series – Tempting Tidbit Trials, where I get my butt in the kitchen and do recipe reviews of the recipes featured on Temptation Tuesdays.

This first one features Dipping Bread from In Katrina’s Kitchen (featured on one my first Temptation Tuesdays posts). I have to say I really loved it, and it got a spontaneous “Good bread” from hubby. So this one is definitely a keeper. The crust was nice and crunchy; the inside was soft and buttery; and it wasn’t at all hard to make. Here it is, with my modifications in parenthesis.


Here’s what you need:

  • 1 tbs dry active yeast
  • 1 tbs sugar (I reduced this a bit, using 1tsp white, 1 tsp brown – brown sugar makes everything better =p)
  • 1 cup warm water (105-115F/40-45C)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (I used half whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • optional seasonings (2 tbs fresh rosemary OR 1 tbs dried rosemary OR 1 tbs dried Italian seasoning)
  • 2 tbs melted butter
  • Sea salt

Here’s what you do:

  1. Combine yeast, water, and sugar in a large bowl. Leave for 5-10 minutes until bubbled up.
  2. Add 2 cups flour (save the rest for the kneading), salt, and seasonings (I skipped them, wanting just a sea salt bread). Turn onto floured surface and knead for 10 minutes, adding additional flour if necessary.
  3. Place dough in oiled bowl to rise for about an hour (until doubled).
  4. Punch down and divide into 4 sections (I divided into 2 sections). Let rest for 5 minutes. (I eliminated this rest time)
  5. Shape dough into oblong loaves, brush with butter and seasoning. Let rise an additional 25 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with sea salt (if you’re me, lots) Bake at 400F (205C) for 12-16 minutes (until golden).

Enjoy =) Print Recipe

I made Katrina’s Dipping Bread to go along with this Garlic Chicken with Sweet Potatoes recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. It made a delicious meal. You could really taste the garlic and the chicken came out super moist and yummy.



Also a bonus, all the extra garlic that was roasted along with can be frozen for use in later recipes – score.


4 comments on “Tempting Tidbit Trials – Dipping Bread

  1. myhealthyohana
    July 28, 2012

    Mmm…I love fresh, homemade bread! I like how yours has those sea salt crystals in the top 🙂

    • Jessi
      July 28, 2012

      Thanks, I’m a real salt fiend. Katrina’s bread is very worth making!

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