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Dipping bread with cheese

Dipping bread with cheese

In France, "pain trempette" (dipping bread) is a loaf made to be broken easily into bite-sized morsels, perfect for serving with any dip.

The dough is fairly soft and I have added shallots and fried bacon bits.

The dip shown here is a hot box Mont d'Or, but there are plenty of other possibilities.

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Last modified on: October 24th 2017

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PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
30 min.1 hour 40 min.40 min.2 hours 50 min.
Preservation: The bread on its own keeps for several days, but is best reheated if not eaten right away.
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Step by step recipe

1 Dipping bread with cheese : Photo of step #1

Prepare fillings

Prepare 150 g shallot and slice thinly (a mandolin is ideal for this).
7 min.
2 Dipping bread with cheese : Photo of step #2Pour 3 tablespoons olive oil into a saucepan on medium heat and when hot, add the chopped shallots and cook uncovered and without colouring for about 5 minutes, then salt and pepper afterwards. 5 min.
3 Dipping bread with cheese : Photo of step #3Fry 125 g small pieces of bacon in a frying pan without adding any oil. 5 min.
4 Dipping bread with cheese : Photo of step #4Once the bacon is cooked, mix with the shallots and leave to cool.

This can be prepared the day before or even a few days in advance.
1 min.
5 Dipping bread with cheese : Photo of step #5

Prepare the bread dough

Put into a food-mixer bowl: 250 g flour, 1 egg, 90 g milk, 35 g butter, 7 g yeast, 4.5 g salt and 50 g Soured dough.

The milk should be cold, straight from the fridge.
5 min.
6 Dipping bread with cheese : Photo of step #6Knead for 7 minutes, then add the bacon and shallot mixture and knead for a further 1 or 2 minutes to mix evenly into the dough.

Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.
7 min.
7 Dipping bread with cheese : Photo of step #7Gather the dough into a ball, transfer to a clean bowl, cover with a sheet of plastic and leave to rest for 1 hour at room temperature. 1 hour
8 Dipping bread with cheese : Photo of step #8After this time, weigh out the dough into lumps of about 1 oz (30 g). 10 min.
9 Dipping bread with cheese : Photo of step #9Roll each piece into a ball (just like you would do with modelling clay).
10 Dipping bread with cheese : Photo of step #10Arrange the balls into a tin (preferably spring-form) or mould.

Do not pack the balls too tightly, as they will expand.

Cover once more with a sheet of plastic and leave to rest for 30 minutes.
11 Dipping bread with cheese : Photo of step #11Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C).

After 40 minutes, you will see how the balls will have risen.
40 min.
12 Dipping bread with cheese : Photo of step #12Bake for about 30 minutes at the same time as the Mont d'Or (treat it like hot box cheese). 30 min.
13 Dipping bread with cheese : Photo of step #13Serve the bread and cheese together on the table.

For the best effect, pull a few balls off from the edge of the loaf (your excuse can be that you needed to "test" it, of course) to make a space for the cheese to sit.
14 Dipping bread with cheese : Photo of step #14Let everyone break off balls of bread themselves to dip into the melted cheese.

With hands simply reaching to one common plate in the centre of the table, this is what sharing food is all about.

Remarks

Ideally, the bread should be served warm with the melted cheese piping hot.

It is not essential to use Mont d'Or (even if this is a sublime cheese). Any similar soft-paste cheese, such as Camembert, will work well.

You might also like to use small dice of morteau sausage instead of the bacon.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4073153 gr237 gr279 gr
204 %59 %22 %42 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
30912 gr18 gr21 gr
15 %4 %2 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 : 8.80 €

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And to drink?: A white wine that is on the dry side, such as a Jura Savagnin/Chardonnay, or maybe a Savoie wine.
Source: Home made.
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