Small but delicious, this bread machine recipe is from a new cookbook that crossed my path at work recently, Brilliant Breadmaking in Your Bread Machine, by Catherine Atkinson. The quantities are for a smaller loaf than I usually make, in fact it was less than half the size, but the flavours were really good – the lemon & dill was definitely present, but not overpowering – and the texture was light and fluffy.
I made sandwiches for lunch with some of the slices, but this would make an idea nibbles platter – cut the slices in half so that they are small squares, and top with cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers and a garnish of fresh dill.
To make, just place the ingredients in the bread machine in the following order:
325 mls water
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup wholemeal flour
1 cup white bread flour (or plain flour if you can’t get bread flour – if the flour is good quality it shouldn’t make a difference)
3 tbsp fresh dill, chopped finely
grated zest of 1 large lemon
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 1/4 tsp dried yeast
cracked pepper, to taste
Cook on a basic white loaf setting.
If you don’t have a bread machine, you should invest in one as they’re awesome!!