Green tea and date loaf



Flour (type 55)450 g
Special wheat flour250 g
Salt12 g
Green tea (cold)600 ml
Fresh cubed yeast9 g
Dates (+ 3 for decoration)100 g
Sesame seeds20 g



Instant dry yeast equivalent: 3 g

A subtle alchemy between the menthol notes of green tea and the lingering, sweet flavour of dates... all the tastes of the Orient!


  1. Make the green tea and leave to cool. Destone the dates.
  2. Mix the flour and salt in a bowl.
  3. Stir the tea into the yeast and add to the bowl.
  4. Blend with a spatula for 2 minutes and add the dates and sesame seeds. Mix again until you have a smooth dough and finish by kneading with a rolling pin.
  5. Shape the dough into a ball, place it in the bowl and cover with a cloth. Leave to rest for 45 minutes in a warm place.
  6. Take the ball of dough, divide it into 4 equal pieces and leave to rest, covered, for 10 minutes. Flatten into 4 rounds 2 cm thick using a rolling pin. Place them on 2 baking sheets and leave to rest, covered, for 45 minutes.
  7. Brush the tops of the dough pieces with water, decorate with the rest of the dates and sprinkle with sesame seeds. With the aid of a knife, make a diamond shape on top of the loaf to enable the dough to rise properly.
  8. Put the loaves in an oven pre-heated to 230°C and bake for 20 minutes.

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