Rustic Aubergine Bread

Tiffany Bannworth


Offer this rustic, French countryside bread at your next dinner.

It will give you the flavors of fall, especially when dipped in olive oil mixed with herbs and a heaping spoonful of Parmesan.

Bon appetit.


★★★★★ 1 vote

2-4 loaves
3 Hr 30 Min
40 Min


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3 c
3/4 c
wheat or multigrain flour
1/4 c
3 Tbsp
precreamed shortening
1 tsp
sea salt
3 Tbsp
rosemary, dried
1 tsp
ground oregano
1 tsp
paprika (optional)
1 c
flour for kneading


2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
whole, medium eggplant diced (i like to leave the skin of the eggplant on, but the choice is yours.)
1/2 c
squash relish d'italia, drained (see recipe)
3 Tbsp
chopped garlic


1/2 c
milk or whey
1/2 c
red wine


2 Tbsp
dry active yeast
2/3 c
2 Tbsp
3/4 c
hot water


poppy seeds
sesame seeds
flax seeds
kosher salt

How to Make Rustic Aubergine Bread


  • 1Prepare recipe ahead of time.

    Squash Relish D'Italia
  • 2In a large skillet, first warm the olive oil, then cook all the vegetables until soft.
  • 3Remove from heat; allow to cool to room temperature.
  • 4In a large, Pyrex cup, add honey and hot water. Stir until totally dissolved. Add milk, and then yeast.
  • 5Stir yeast until there are not any clumps. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  • 6In a large bowl, place all dry ingredients listed.
  • 7Add, wet ingredients and yeast mixture to dry ingredients. Mix well. Then stir in vegetables ingredients.
  • 8Dump out on a well floured surface. Flour your hands and have 1+ cups of flour on standby for the kneading of this bread.
  • 9Knead for 10-15 minutes.It shouldn't be sticky and should bounce back with thumb test.
  • 10In a very large pot (sprayed with olive oil) with a lid, place your dough. Cover and leave in a warm environment. Let sit for 1 hour.
  • 11Dump out once more and knead for 5 minutes. Place back in pot. Leave for 1 more hour.
  • 12Then turn out dough once more. Gently degas. Then shape into loaves. You may get two to four loaves depending on the shapes you choose.

    I will be making one large circular loaf, one large French bread style loaf.
  • 13Optionally, wet dough and sprinkle flaxseeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and kosher salt.
  • 14Allow to rest, covered, for 30-60 minutes. Then optionally score with a knife desired slits.
  • 15Bake in the oven at 375F for 30-40 minutes.

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About Rustic Aubergine Bread

Course/Dish: Savory Breads, Other Breads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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