Black Pepper Bread

    55 min

    This bread is soft and tender with a coarse crumb. Don't worry about the black pepper being overpowering in flavour, it merely adds a delicious general seasoning. Serve fresh with lashings of butter.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 375g plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
    • 2 (7g) sachets easy bake yeast
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 300ml water
    • 3 tablespoons soft margarine
    • 1 egg
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 tablespoon water

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:15min proofing  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a tube cake tin.
    2. Stir together 375g flour, sugar, pepper, yeast and salt together in a large bowl.
    3. Heat water and margarine to 54 degrees C in a saucepan over low heat. Pour the hot water-margarine mixture into the flour; quickly stir a few strokes to combine. Stir in 1 egg, beat the mixture to form a loose batter and stir in 200g of flour. Knead the dough on a floured work surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes.
    4. Divide the dough into 12 equal-sized pieces, form them into rolls and place them into the bottom of the prepared tin. Set the tin into a sink of hot water (about 46 degrees C) until the rolls have doubled in size, about 15 minutes. Beat egg yolk with 1 tablespoon of water until thoroughly combined; brush the dough with the beaten egg yolk mixture.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

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    Great taste! I made this with whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour and honey instead of sugar. I love the light airy texture!  -  16 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    the bread bakes as one. Think of this recipe like that of a monkey bread. Once the individual pieces rise, it will bake as a whole loaf. Hope that helps you.  -  31 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    hey this is a really good recipe...the dh and sil really like them...well me too...they turned out nice and fluffy and soft and kinda crispy on the outside...i did the dough thingy in the bread machine and then made them into regular buns and put into a 9 x 13 pan...added two extra teaspoons of pepper but will add one more (=5) next time...(we LUV course ground blk pep) and i used olive oil instead of margarine...for sure will recommend and make again...thanks for sharing the recipe...  -  12 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)