Paprika and tomato bread




Trying my hand at bread and flavours. Was lovely.


125g Strong White Bread Flour

125g Strong Wholemeal Flour

1 sachet of yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

2 tablespoon of tomato puree

1 tablespoon of paprika

150ml warm water

pinch salt

2 tablespoon olive oil


Mix sugar and yeast in warm water and leave in a warm place for 10-15 mins to help yeast rise

Sieve all Flour into a bowl and mix in salt and paprika

Make a well in the middle then add in tomato purée, oil and yeast mixture

Fold in well until it forms a dough, remove onto floured surface and knead for approx 5 mins

Put into floured bread tin or tray and place in oven (shelf 2) on proving setting for Approx 1.5/2hrs or until double in size

Brush with milk on top and switch oven onto Bread setting

Place tray with ice cubes on level 5 and bread on level 2 (ice stops the bread from over crusting)


You could add in sundried tomatoes as an extra…..this is tasty also.


Chocolate Fondant

Crisp on the outside, lovely and runny on the inside.

Crisp on the outside, lovely and runny on the inside.


Chocolate Fondant

1 tsp cocoa powder

1 tsp plain flour

150g plain chocolate – minimum 70% cocoa solids

150g butter

3 eggs and 3 egg yolks

50g caster sugar

25g self raising flour

4 x ramekins

*Melt chocolate and butter together (best done on Induction hob at power level 1) if not, melt using glass bowl over boiling water method

*Whisk eggs, egg yolks and caster sugar, mix well until it starts to go thick and you can leave a line trail with whisk. (electric whisk is recommended)

*Gently fold in the melted chocolate mixture into above with a metal spoon until just combined

*Sift in the self raising flour and continue folding until fully combined

*Gently grease with butter the bottom and sides of the ramekins and place a circle of greaseproof paper on bottom

*Mix together cocoa powder and plain flour then sift into ramekins all around base and sides. Remove any excess

*Pour mixture into ramekins then cover with cling film and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

*Place ramekins in oven and select fan programme at 200 deg and bake for 11 minutes.

* Serve with your prefered sauce or garnish or your choice.