Pesto Bread

  • 4 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 T. vital wheat gluten
  • 1 ½ c. warm water
  • ¼ c. prepared pesto
  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast

Before assembling in the bread machine, lightly whisk the flour and vital wheat gluten. Place the ingredients in your bread machine according to the manufacturer's directions. Start the machine on the dough setting.

When the dough cycle is complete, remove the dough with floured hands and cut it in half on a floured surface.

Take each half of the dough and roll it to make a round.

Place the loaves on a greased baking sheet (or cover the sheet with a silicone baking mat) and cover them with a tea towel.

Let the dough rise for about a half hour. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Bake for the loaves for 20 minutes or until they are golden brown, turning the pan around once halfway during baking. Remove the baked loaves to wire racks to cool before slicing and enjoying.

  • Yields: 2 loaves
  • Preparation Time: About 3 hours, but most of that is cycle runtime and post shaping rise time
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