Mealworm Bread Recipe
Can use buffalo powder too


400g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
50g Mealworm Powder (or Buffalo Powder)
2 tsp salt
7g sachet fast-action yeast
3 tbsp olive oil
300ml water



Mix 400g strong white flour, 50g mealworm flour, 2 tsp salt and a 7g sachet of fast-action yeast in a large bowl.
Keep the salt and yeast separate at this stage.

Make a well in the centre, then add 3 tbsp olive oil and 300ml water, and mix well.
If the dough seems a little stiff, add another 1-2 tbsp water and mix well.

Tip onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for around 10 mins. The dough is quite sticky due to the mealworm flour so you may need more flour whilst kneading.
Once the dough is satin-smooth, place it in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with towel / cling film. Leave to rise for 1 hour until doubled in size or place in the fridge overnight.
Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Knock back the dough (punch the air out and pull the dough in on itself) then gently mould the dough into a ball.
Place it on the baking parchment to prove for a further hour until doubled in size.
Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7.
Dust the loaf with some extra flour and cut a cross about 6cm long into the top of the loaf with a sharp knife.
Bake for 25-30 mins until golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped underneath. Cool on a wire rack.

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Mealworm Powder

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