I received these herbs from Katerina of Culinary Flavors yesterday, who was so kind as to send them all the way from Greece! Thank you so much Katerina:D I was so excited to try these herbs on my bread and immediately upon reaching home, I retrieved Katerina's recipe and go about preparing the dough for this bread. Do head over to her blog to take a look at her wonderful loaves!
The herbs mentioned in her recipe, Mahlepi and Mastic...she's even so kind as to enclose a copy of googled information on these herbs for my reference! So kind of her:)
Look how wonderful my loaf is and smells so fragrant!
The dough was pretty easy to handle, not too sticky. I am typing the recipe here converted to half the recipe for my future reference:)
35gr./1.25 oz butter
50 gr. /1.75 oz Milk
100 gr. /3.5 oz. sugar
2.5 gr./1/2 tsp mahlepi grated
2.5 gr./1/2 tsp mastic grated
50 gr./ 1.75 oz water
20 gr./0.75 oz fresh yeast (do not use dry or you will lose all the flavor)
325 gr./11.5 oz bread flour
1 1/2 eggs
1/2 egg for coating
Almonds slices for garnish (I substitute with poppy seeds since I do not have almond slices)
I enjoyed this bread with butter and a hot mug of coffee for breakfast....:D