To my dear readers, don’t be scared of the word Filmjölk. It is nothing but the Swedish version of yogurt. This yogurt is made with sour milk; more information here.
Now that you are friends with Filmjölk, let me take you to the journey of the easiest bread I’ve ever made. The credit goes to the most awesome stand up comedian and my colleague, Lord James McKie who gave me the recipe. I just made some changes as per the ingredients available and to adapt the bread to my cuisine of the day, that is, Greek.
Would you believe, if I told you the bread was on the table in 1.15 hours flat. 15 minutes out of which were used to collect all the ingredients and prepare the bread for baking. Yup, it’s that quick to whip up. No more hitch in baking bread. I can whip it up even at a short notice of an hour without compromising the taste.
Let’s see what do we need for this bread.
Ingredients for No knead Filmjölk aka yogurt olive bread
- All Purpose Flour (APF) – 200 mg
- Spelt – 250 mg (the original recipe called for Grahams flour)
- Baking Soda or sodium bicarbonate – 1/2 tsp
- Ljus Sirap – 50 ml (another ingredient available in Swedish supermarket, but it is simply a syrup made of salt and sugar)
- Filmjölk – 250 ml
- Black Olives – 1/2 cup chopped (you can also use tapanede)
- Sesame seeds – for garnish
Now, let’s see how to make this bread in a jiffy 🙂
Method for No knead Filmjölk aka yogurt olive bread
- Pre-heat the oven to 175 C.
- Grease a loaf pan. You can also use any other baking tin of your choice.
- In a clean bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
- Add the syrup and filmjölk.
- Gently, fold in the olives.
- Blend well and form a pliable dough ball. It’ll be pretty soft.
- Place the prepared dough in the greased loaf pan and sprinkle sesame generously.
- Bake for an hour.
Note: You may want to cover the bread with aluminium foil after around 30 minutes, if the bread starts browning more than what you prefer.
- Take the bread out of the oven and let it cool for 20 minutes. Enjoy the lovely aroma in your kitchen!
- Smear butter or hummus and serve. I served it with black bean hummus.
Tip for my friends who are not in Sweden. Just keep the standard yogurt out at room temperature overnight and you will get something similar to Filmjölk.