Today in Toronto ( and all Southern Ontario ) was a red cold weather alert with temperature that went between minus 30 to minus 40 last night.
So I asked myself…what could I do during such weather? If you know me, by now, I think you already know the answer.
I decided to bake.
I took a peek in the fridge and I saw I have some pesto and black olive pate; I didn’t need more than a few seconds to come to a decision: swirls!!!
What do you need:
- 2 cups of organic whole wheat flour
- 1 cup of organic white flour
- 1/4 teaspoon organic turmeric powder
- 2 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 a teaspoon of salt ( this a really low salt dough )
- 1 teaspoon dry east
- 1 teaspoon organic chia seeds ( optional)
- 1 teaspoon organic golden flex seeds ( optional )
- 2 1/2 cups of warm water
- 3 teaspoons of pesto ( ready made; for the pesto swirls)
- 3 teaspoons of black olives pate for the olive swirls
Combine the flour ( both types ) turmeric and the seeds if using.
Make a hollow in the flour and add the yeast and one cup of warm water.
When it start to bubble add the olive oil, sprinkle the salt and the rest of the water and
mix all together. Once combined, knead by hand for about 5 to 10 minutes. The dough is
ready when it feels soft, springy and elastic. Place the dough in a clean oiled bowl and set
aside covered in a warm place.
In about an hour and 30 minutes the dough should tipple the size and to be ready for the swirls.
Line a muffin tray with baking paper liners. The dough is a bit oily so there is no need to oil the tray or the liners.
Oil a work surface and roll the dough in a rectangle shape.
Spread the pesto on half of the dough and the olives pate on the other half.
VARIATION: If you really want and have handy ( I did not ) you can add some more cheese over like shredded mozzarella.
Roll the dough in a long sausage and cut it in about about a inch wide.
Place it the the muffin ready liners. If some are smaller you could add two swirls in one liner
Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 to 30 minutes depending on the oven.
What can I say more ???
I couldn’t stop at just one piece ! Delicious !