The semolina gives the bread a wonderful texture and the thyme enhances the sweetness.


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Makes 3

You will need:


1 cup warm water


1/2 cup warm milk


1 teaspoon active dry yeast


2 tablespoons honey


2 cups + 1 cup all purpose flour


1 cup semolina flour


1 teaspoon salt


1 tablespoon dried thyme


1/4 cup olive oil + more for brushing


flakey sea salt

  1. Place water, milk, yeast, and honey in a bowl and leave it for 15 minutes.
  2. Add 2 cups of all purpose flour and mix well. Cover the bowl and leave it for 1 hour.
  3. Add the rest of the flour, semolina, salt, thyme, and oil and mix until you have a smooth dough.
  4. Cover again and let it rise to double its original size, about 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  6. Divide the dough in 3 and shape each into a round loaf. Place on a baking rack covered with oil.
  7. Take a sharp knife and cut slits into the center like a flower.
  8. Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt.
  9. Bake until golden, about 18–20 minutes.
  10. Cool on a wire rack.

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The semolina gives the bread a wonderful texture and the thyme enhances the sweetness.
Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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