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Easy pesto bread

  • Vegetarian Diet

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  • Egg Free Diet

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  • Sugar Free Diet

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Easy pesto bread


  • Beat the flour, salt and yeast in a mixer on medium speed, using the hook attachment.
  • Add the water and beat for 4-5 minutes, until the ingredients come together nicely.
  • Brush a bowl with olive oil and add the dough. Allow it to rest and rise for 1 ½ hours, until it doubles in size.
  • Dust a working surface with some flour and place the dough on it. Divide it into 3 equal parts.
  • Roll out each piece to a circle that is 25-28 cm in diameter and 0.5 – 1 cm thick.
  • Divide the pesto alla Genovese evenly between the 3 pieces of dough.
  • Begin rolling each dough, beginning from the side closest to you and create a roll.
  • Transfer all three rolls to a baking pan lined with parchment paper, making sure to leave enough space between them.
  • Allow them to rest and rise for 30-60 minutes, until they double in size.
  • Preheat oven to 230* C (446* F) Fan.
  • Brush each bread roll with olive oil and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Cut into slices and serve with finely chopped basil.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
12 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
14 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
9 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
12 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
0 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
11 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
7 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
11 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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