The flavors of tomatoes, spices and hot seasonings make this piquant, spicy loaf irresistible.
1 1/4 cups milk or water
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp tomato paste
4 to 4 1/4 cups bread flour
1 sachet / 7 gr dry yeast
freshly ground black pepper
Sift the flour in a large bowl and make a well in the center. Cream the yeast with a little lukewarm water and pout it into the flour
Mix the rest of the milk with the butter, tomato paste, oregano, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika. Use between 1 teaspoon and 1 1 /2 teaspoon of each as you wish.
Add it to the flour and knead for about 10 minutes on low speed.
Add more flour or milk if needed.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic foil and leave it to rise in a warm place.
Divide the dough into 3 and roll them into (almost) equal ropes.
Braid it form left to right towards you.
Place the braid on a baking sheet, cover with foil and let it rise again.
Heat the oven to 400F. Meanwhile glaze the loaf with egg wash.
Bake for 30-35 minutes.