Today we had to face heavy weather. The winter storm was way to strong (peaks up to 100 km/h) combined with rain, hail and lightning. It started during night and got worse in the afternoon.
I was glad I made it home by car unharmed. There was much debris on the road, especially in the woods and I had a few minutes where I could not see anything while riding down the motorway: the hail clashed horizontal into the windshield due to the strong storm. The storm shaked my car vividly and it was pitch black too. And finally, to add the cherry on the cake, the road was quickly covered with a thick layer of ice grains too, quite annoying. I decided not to drive to the bakery after reaching home. I simply had enough adventure for one day. Actually we had severe weather warnings for the day and now for the night too, it will be worse at our coastal region (storm surge predicted).
Staying home I decided to bake a bread for tomorrow morning.
This is a very nice bread for sandwichs with cheese or ham or sausage or just with a little butter with the typical soft texture:
1 cube fresh yeast or instant yeast for 500 g flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon rice sirup
1 teaspoon salt
100 ml white wine, lukewarm
150 ml water, lukewarm
100 g cheese (swiss Appenzeller cheese or cheddar or medium aged gouda) grated + 2 tablespoons for topping
10 dried tomatoes preserved in olive oil, chopped / bigger chunks
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 tablespoons fried onions (home made or bought at asia stores)
2 tablespoons small bacon cubes
1 pinch smoked chilli powder
Stir crumbled yeast with sugar in lukewarm water. Add with wine and flour, salt, sirup, chilli, olive oil and grated cheese into your kitchen machine bowl and let run 10 minutes. Let the dough rise 1 hour. Add tomatoe chunks, onions, bacon and let the machine incorporate these just 1 minute or do it by hand.
Don't let the machine run too long. This would destroy the texture of the onions, bacon and tomatoes breaking them in smallest pieces.
Fill dough into a bread baking mould lined with parchment paper. Let rise again about 30 minutes. Topp with grated cheese, make a shallow cut lengthwise.
Bake 10 minutes in the preheated oven at 200 degree Celsius and 4-50 minutes at 180 degree Celsius (or until golden brown). Make a tooth pick probe.