Whenever Tara our cook bakes bread, the smell is so homely, it makes you want to cut up a few slices hot from the oven, slather them with butter and take a seat over the heavenly lagoon behind the kitchen, to have a profound contemplation over the meaning of life with a hot cup of tea. Or just make a sandwich and pack it to take on the boat for lunch.
However you like it, many of our guests ask for the recipe to make Tara bread back home. Food, after all, is nostalgia in your mouth. Meals are where memories are made. Here’s the recipe.
- 2 cups wholemeal flour
- 2 cups rye flour
- Half cup olive oil
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon dried yeast
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 handful sunflower or pumpkin seeds or a mix to taste.
- This recipe works well in a bread-making machine. If you don’t have one, mix all ingredients together and knead dough until smooth. If too wet add a little flour. Too dry? Add a few drops of water.
- Cover and let rise in warm place for 1-2 hours until doubles in size.
- Knead again, place in bread tin & let rise until double in size.
- Bake at 350°F/180°C for an hour until brown. When you knock it should sound hollow.