Bread wedges are undeniably a comfort food that compliment many of the fall and winter dishes we all love to cook: stews, chilli, pasta, and roasts to name but a few. The problem with many recipes is they take a long time to prepare and bake. These wedges are made from a ‘batter bread’ dough recipe. They can be made and ready to serve in around a half hour.
1 ½ cups water (warm)
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp yeast (mix into water + sugar and let work for 5 minutes)
3 tbsp oil
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
Mix together well. Spread batter into baking pan (could be a pizza pan, a 9×13 pan, we use a 12″ baking stone). Bake @425°F for 25min or until golden brown. If you have time, let rise for 10-15 minutes before popping it in the oven.
The bread comes out amazingly moist, flavourful, tender, and tasty. It is one of our favourites.
Options – the good stuff
To add some extra zip to your bread wedges try brushing them with no-fat Italian salad dressing or olive oil and balsamic vinegar, or any oil-and-vinegar based commercial salad dressing. Sprinkle your favourite fresh or dried herbs into the batter, or make a garlic bread by grating (we use a stainless steel rasp) a toe of garlic (more if you’re a garlic lover) to add to the batter. Grate some old cheddar, asiago, parmesan, or other hard cheese over the top. Try crumbling a little feta cheese over it if you used olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
This recipe also can be a quick substitute for a pizza crust – bake the dough prior to putting on the toppings.
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