Yasmin Limbert’s Pesto Bread

September 19, 2012Sew White

Since trying the plaited loaf from The Great British Bake off I’ve been a bonkers about trying to make bread and when I spotted pesto bread on Yasmin Limbert’s website I knew I would be making it!

The pesto rolls are what Yasmin made on the bread challenge when she was on the Great British Bake Off last year.

Her website is https://yasminlimbert.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/great-british-bake-off-week-three.html

I have to admit I used shop bought pesto as I had some fridge as I’m lazy and I had all the other ingredients at home.

Dough made rolled in to a sausage then tied into a knot.
It took a while to make them look this cute but it was worth re-rolling them a few times.

Rolls ready for the oven

The recipe is so easy and I would recommend this recipe to everyone. I didn’t know I liked pesto so much.

Pesto Bread Rolls


  • 500 g Strong White Bread Flour
  • 15 g Dried Yeast - I used 2 packed of dried yeast so it was roughly 14g
  • 10 g Salt 1 teaspoon
  • 320 g room temp water
  • 3 tablespoons of pesto


  1. Mix the flour, yeast and salt.
  2. Combine the water with the pesto and mix into the flour with a knife  to form a dough.
  3. Knead it on a lightly oiled surface for 10 minutes till smooth.
  4. Return the dough to the bowl and cover with a tea towel. Rest for 1 hour till doubled in size.
  5. Remove the dough from the bowl and 'knock back' to original size.
  6. Divide it into 12 pieces, they should weigh about 80g each.
  7. Roll each one into a sausage then tie them into knots.
  8. Rest them on the baking sheet or stone and cover with a tea towel. Rest for a further hour to double again.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 200When they sound hollow to the tap they are done.

Check out Yasmin’s website and all her other amazing recipes.

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