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Mofo Boule with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 2 cups warm water
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

Special Equipment Needed:
- Large bowl
- Stand mixer with dough hook attachment
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, and yeast.
2. Add the warm water and olive oil and mix until a dough forms.
3. Knead the dough for 5 minutes, or until it is smooth and elastic.
4. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Let the dough rise for 1 hour.
5. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
6. Punch down the dough and knead in the sun-dried tomatoes and basil.
7. Form the dough into a ball and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
8. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

Time:
Preparation Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Temperature: 375°F
Serving Size: 8

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 240
Fat: 8g
Carbohydrates: 36g
Protein: 5g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
- Olive oil can be substituted with vegetable oil.
- Sun-dried tomatoes can be substituted with fresh tomatoes.
- Fresh basil can be substituted with dried basil.

Variations:
- Add other herbs and spices such as oregano, thyme, or garlic powder.
- Add other vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms.
- Add cheese such as mozzarella, parmesan, or feta.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure the water is warm, not hot, to prevent the yeast from dying.
- Knead the dough for at least 5 minutes to ensure a light and fluffy texture.
- Let the dough rise in a warm place for best results.

Storage Instructions:
The Mofo Boule can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Reheating Instructions:
The Mofo Boule can be reheated in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
The Mofo Boule can be served with a side of olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping.

Garnishes:
The Mofo Boule can be garnished with fresh basil, Parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of sea salt.

Pairings:
The Mofo Boule pairs well with a light salad or a hearty soup.

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Roasted vegetables
- Sauteed greens
- Grilled fish

Troubleshooting Advice:
If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour. If the dough is too dry, add a little more water.

Food Safety Advice:
Make sure to store the Mofo Boule in an airtight container in the refrigerator to prevent it from spoiling.

Food History:
Mofo Boule is a traditional French bread that is usually served as an accompaniment to meals.

Flavor Profiles:
The Mofo Boule has a savory flavor with hints of basil and sun-dried tomatoes.

Serving Suggestions:
The Mofo Boule can be served as an appetizer, side dish, or main course.

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Taste: Savory, Tangy, Herbal, Aromatic, Umami