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Hi,I'm Chelf,a 30 year old coffee-addict chef,living in greece dreaming of living in london.This is my blog,a mash-up of all things visually powerful,heavy metal sounds,glorious food & haute couture minimalism.
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ZOE JORDAN,july 2014,pictures

All purpose flour 3 cups
 Tomato Puree 1/3 cup
 paprika 3 tbsp
 Warm water 2/3 cup
 Yeast 2 1/4 tsp
 Sugar 1tbsp
 Salt 3/4 tsp
sesame seeds 7-8  tsp
Olive Oil 2 tbsp

Mix the sugar in the warm water. Add yeast to this and let it prove for 10 mins in a warm place
 Meanwhile mix the flour,salt,spices in a large mixing bowl.
 Make a well in the center and add the tomato and olive oil to this.
Add the frothed up yeast too and slowly combine everything to form a dough.
Transfer this dough to a floured board and start kneading it till it forms a soft pliable dough(knead for  nearly 5-6 minutes).Add sesame seeds.
 Cover it and and keep it in a warm place for it to rise till it is double in volume(nearly 45 minutes)  After the first rise, knock it down and knead for another minute.
 Shape the dough into mini loafs, twist the dough and place it in a greased  pan.
Cover it with a kitchen towel and let it rise again for 45 minutes
 Preheat the oven to 190C
 Brush the loaf with milk and bake for 20 minutes
After 20 minutes reduce the temperature to 160C and bake for further 10 minutes
Take it out of the oven,brush it with butter and place it on a wire rack to cool down.

Have fun making bread,