This is something I've been waiting to make for a while, and I probably should have done it sooner! Bread has been a staple in many homes since the beginning of time; truffle bread - not so much. Here is a great recipe to infuse your bread with our black truffle sauce, and have a very versatile loaf of bread. Our sauce can be baked into other items as well. Give it a try!
Truffle French Bread Recipe
3 hours 25 minutes
This recipe take a classic French bread recipe to the next level. This bread is infused with Truffletopia Black Truffle Sauce, which gives it an incredible new flavor. Here are a multitude of ideas of how to use this bread:
- Simply serve with olive oil and garlic (try it with Truffletopia White Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
- Serve it as a side to your favorite pasta dish
- Use it as a crostini to be served with your favorite spreads, dips, or toppings (like Truffletopia Olive and Summer Truffle Spread)
- Try throwing some bruschetta atop of it
- Use as the bread for your avocado toast, or plain eat it as your toast
- Plop some eggs on it for your favorite egg sandwich
- Use as the bread in a club sandwich
- Toast and serve with soup on a cold winter day
- Melt cheese atop it with a little butter or olive oil
The opportunities on how you want to experience your first loaf of truffle bread are endless! Enjoy!
2 /14 cups warm water (100-110 degrees Fahrenheit)
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp active dry yeast
4 tbsp Truffletopia Black Truffle Sauce (for vegan and vegetarian diets try our White Truffle Sauce)
6 cups bread flour (roughly, may be adjusted depending on humidity and altitude; all purpose flour will work) Divide into two bowls of 3 cups for ease in the mixing process
Using a stand mixer with a dough hook, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. For active dry yeast, let mixture bubble and foam prior to next step.
Add salt and Truffletopia Black Truffle Sauce and lightly mix with a mixing spoon (prior to using stand mixer).
Add 3 cups of flour and mix, with stand mixer.
Gradually add 2 1/2 to 3 cups of flour, and let the mixture knead the dough for 2-3 minutes. The dough should form a soft ball that does not stick to your fingers or cling to the sides. If you need more flour, gradually add, in small amounts, until you achieve the sturdy but soft dough texture.
Leave dough in the mixer and cover with a towel or lid (I lower the mixing bowl and remove the dough hook before covering with the towel each time). Let the dough stand for 10 minutes. Repeat this step 5 more times (6 times total).
Put the dough onto a lightly greased surface and split into two equal parts. One at a time, pat each section of dough into rectangles, rough 8x14 inches, or desired length and width. The sizes don't need to be exact, just a rough estimate.
Roll the dough from the long edge, pressing out air bubbles and pinching the edge into the dough to seal. Repeat for the second loaf.
Place the dough, seam-side down, on a baking sheet or baking pan lined with parchment paper and cover with greased plastic wrap (I lay the plastic wrap on the surface where I made the loaves to rub grease on it, and I use a separate baking sheet for each loaf). Let the loaves sit and rise until they double in size (1 hour).
Score the top of each loaf with a razor blade or sharp scoring tool or knife.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place one loaf into the oven. While putting into the oven, I toss 4 ice cubes into the bottom of the oven and quickly close the oven door (this will help give it a crisp crust). Bake for 25 minutes.
Take the bread out when the top is the desired golden-brown. (Optional: brush with melted butter on top for taste). Repeat the previous step and this step for the second loaf.
Enjoy your truffle bread however your heart desires! For ideas on serving bread or how to use, scroll to the top.
- This recipe can easily be halved for 1 loaf of bread.
- You can use slightly more or less salt for taste.
- Amount of flour can depend on humidity, altitude, and prepping conditions. (I used just under the 6 cups stated on ingredients list)
- You can add a little more truffle sauce if you prefer a stronger truffle flavor
- For a vegan and vegetarian diets, try Truffletopia White Truffle Sauce