Emily’s Bread

Preparation info
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Appears in
Limoncello and Linen Water

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2012

  • About

I just love the idea of this simple bread. I can picture Emily, picking up the breakfast things after everyone has vanished and then tipping all the leftovers into her baking bowl. How wonderfully wild. But yes, why throw these things out when you can produce a couple of loaves for the next meal?


  • 25 g (1 oz) fresh yeast
  • 250 ml (9


Crumble the yeast into a large deep bowl and whisk in the water and sugar. When the yeast begins to bubble add the yoghurt, olive oil and coffee and mix with a wooden spoon to combine. Mix in the flour and then the salt to form a rather soft dough. Add a little more water or flour as necessary. Knead lightly for a few minutes in the bowl. Cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm, draught-free