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Try yummy Lemon Olive Oil & Sea Salt/Pepper Toastees that your entire family can enjoy on weekend lunch with different dishes on the plate to relish.

Olive oil toasts

My bread can be hit or miss at times with walnut cherry yogurt loaf cake… My last few loaves were unusually thick and “heavy,” so instead of throwing them out, I chose to thinly slice them and make “toastees” with assorted toppings. These are similar to bagel crisps, except they aren’t quite as thin. You should top with whatever your tastebuds desire

Quick toast recipes

I used EVOO, sea salt, and pepper on some and Aleppo chili on others for Lemon Fresh Herb Pudding Cake (light dusting). These toastees hold well in an airtight jar and can be used for a variety of items, including chili, appetizers, hummus, spreads, sliced tomatoes, and more!

Easy recipes

While emailing Arjun a list of shops to visit in Barcelona to bring back olive oil and chorizo, I became distracted by blogs featuring images of padrón peppers and patatas bravas. But it was something I hadn’t done in Barcelona before that stayed with me the most: chocolate with salt and olive oil. With a little more searching, we discovered a famous Tapas 24 dessert: Xcolat with olive oil and salt. That’s a project for another day, but today I wanted something easy to get a taste of all those flavours together, and Ferran Adrià Family Meal Cookbook for whiskey smoked cowboy chili was the perfect solution.

Slice and butter

This isn’t exactly a recipe for sea salt cinnamon roasted walnuts at all. It just takes four ingredients and a few minutes to make something wonderful for breakfast that also qualifies as a dessert. Thickly sliced slices of crusty bread are toasted, dipped in a bit of fruity extra virgin olive oil, topped with chocolate, and baked until smooth and glossy before being coated with large sea salt crystals (Maldon). I used sugar, almond, and hazelnut bread because it was the bread I had been dying to try all week. I’m going to use a simple baguette next time so it won’t detract from the star flavours of olive oil, chocolate, and sea salt coming together.

Butter and bread recipes

It’s almost always crowded, particularly on Sundays, where the line extends three stores down. The other bouglangerie is around the corner, where I normally get Kesra (a Middle-Eastern flat bread made with semolina) which, I found bone stock chicken soup, went well with Indian food – almost as good as nan. I clumsily attempt to conceal my Au 140 French breads from my corner boulangerie once I return up, worried that he will feel guilty about me buying bread somewhere (as if). He welcomes me with “Marhaba” and “Shukran,” as if I were fluent in the language. And I don’t want to tell him I don’t because he always says it with such a wide grin (which is special in France).

Lemon Olive Oil & Sea Salt/Pepper Toastees

 

Lemon Olive Oil & Sea Salt/Pepper Toastees

Lemon Olive Oil & Sea Salt/Pepper Toastees

Yield: Makes:  2 French loaves

Try yummy Lemon Olive Oil & Sea Salt/Pepper Toastees that your entire family can enjoy on weekend lunch with different dishes on the plate to relish.

Ingredients

  • Preheat oven 400
  • Step 1:  Make the bread
  • 1 pkg yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water (110-120 degrees)
  • 1 ¾ cups lukewarm water
  • 3 tbl mayonnaise
  • 4-5+ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbl grated lemon
  • Step 2:  Make the Toast
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp coarse ground pepper

Instructions

(Note:  If you have leftover homemade or store-bought French bread, just go to step 2~~grate some lemon into the olive oil along with the sea salt and pepper. )

Making the Bread:

Shortcut: Yes, you can simply buy a loaf of bread (dense type like sourdough) at the deli and slice it really thin.

Combine the yeast in the ¼ cup warm water for about 5-7 minutes.  It will become slightly frothy.  Add the mayo to the 1 ¾ cups lukewarm water and blend.

In a large mixing bowl, combine 4 cups of flour, sea salt and grated lemon and blend. Add the yeast/water and blend and then add the mayo/water and blend.  Use a wooden spoon and blend and work the dough in the bowl about 3-5 minutes.

Cover with a clean dish towel, put in a draft-free place (like your oven with the light on) and let rise about 2 hours.

Coat working surface with flour, dump dough onto flour and begin kneading  for about 7 minutes adding flour as needed.  Shape into French bread loaves.

Bake in preheated 400 degree oven about 25-30 minutes.  Remove and let cool completely (like overnight).

Making the Toastees:

With a serrated knife, cut into thin slices.  Arrange on a large cookie or pizza sheet.  Combine the olive oil, salt and pepper.  Brush on the bread.  Put under the broiler until golden brown.  Store in an airtight container.

Notes

I also made the bread without lemon zest.  Made toastees by buttering the slices then sprinkling (using a fine sifter) just a little Aleppo chili on top.  Put under broiler and toast until crispy.

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2 Comments

  1. Ally, you and I definitely park our tents in the same camp. NO loaf of bread gets thrown out… it may end up as croutons, stuffing, bread crumbs, or TOASTEES (love your terminology), but heaven forbid that it should hit the trash. Of course, if it’s beyond human consumption (perish the thought!), our bird & squirrel friends & even a coyote or two appreciate the lovin’ from the oven. 😉 Glad to see your new flea market finds showing up in your photos — LOVE IT. (And you!) xo

    1. Girl, we both grew up similarly…wast not, want not…everything could be re-fashioned into something…and if it was thrown out, it went to Mother Nature’s world or our junk yard dogs and cats!! love you my inspiration!! xo

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