Activated charcoal bread is a light and tasty variant of traditional bread …
- 500 g of 00 flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cube of brewer’s yeast
- 6 g of charcoal
- 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 pinch of sugar
- Warm water
The preparation of the activated charcoal bread is very simple: it resembles the classic recipe for the preparation of bread, but differs from the addition of the charcoal which gives the dark color to the dough.
The first step to prepare this alternative version of bread, certainly lighter, is to place the flour on a pastry board.
Mix the ingredients well so that everything is homogeneous. Create a fontanelle in the middle of the flour and add the oil, then dissolve the beer yeast cube gradually pouring warm water and start kneading vigorously.
Aggregate the activated coal (in powder form) to the flour. You can buy it in a pharmacy in tablets and then reduce it to powder by crushing it.
Add a teaspoon of salt and a pinch of sugar and continue to work the mixture with your hands, to form a ball looking smooth and soft.
Leave the mixture to rise for about two hours, covering it with a cloth.
After two hours, the bread is ready to be fired. Give the mixture the shape you prefer and engrave it for example with a cross. Heat the oven to 200 degrees, put the bread in a baking pan lined with baking paper and cook for half an hour.
Constantly check the baking of the bread and adjust it according to your taste.
Activated charcoal does not change the taste of bread but without doubt makes it more digestible. Its beneficial properties act in particular on the intestine and on the stomach: they allow the elimination of gas, they calm stomach acidity, the swelling of the stomach and the reflux.
This type of activated charcoal bread can be enjoyed in many different ways: with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and tomato, with fresh cheese, avocado and salmon or with butter and jam. The choice is yours!