Anything with basil leaves is my favourite! Today’s recipe is a crunchy bread with

basil and cheese with a splash of chillie flakes and garlic. The aroma spread whilst

baking makes you more hungry.

As cheese and basil are kneaded into the flour this bread can be served with

butter alone.

Well, if you need extra exotic,you can spread mayonnaise with cucumber or

vegetables of your choice.

This is a no knead bread with less of muscle power.

So,here’s to the recipe now.


2-3 cups flour

1+1/2 tsp instant yeast

A pinch of baking soda

2 tbsp.sugar

1/2 cup milk

2-3 cups warm water

1 tsp. salt

2 tbsp.oil/melted butter next

A handful of basil leaves finely chopped

8-10 cloves garlic chopped 2

1 tbsp. chillie flakes

100-150 gm cheese grated,.

Egg yolk to prewash before baking.


🌸Add yeast and sugar to the warm water.

🌸Next add milk,baking soda salt,and add the flour gradually to make a soft dough.

🌸Add oil,and knead for 2-3 minutes.

🌸Cover and allow to prove double.(15-20 minutes).

🌸After it has doubled,add in the basil leaves,chillie flakes and cheese.

🌸Knead for 5 minutes ( pull and stretch method).

🌸Allow to prove once more.

🌸Make into loaves or shapes you prefer.

🌸Press the chopped garlic on the top,and brush with egg yolk.

🌸Allow to rest for another 10-15 minutes and bake in a moderate oven first for 185 C

for 15 minutes ,and then change to 200C and bake another 20 minutes or till

golden brown.


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