Monday, March 29, 2010

Bread recipe

Two cups water, as hot as it can get from the tap.
Two tablespoons olive oil
Two tablespoons honey
Two teaspoons salt.

Stir it all around, by now the water will have cooled enough so it shouldn't kill your...

One tablespoon of yeast

Stir it some more... and then let it sit about 15 minutes... it will foam up a little and smell really good and yeasty.

Then stir in (I use my wonderful old Kitchen Aid Mixmaster)...

Two cups of flour
Two cups of high gluten flour.

Let it mix on low (or knead it if you don't have a mixer) until it is all together in a nice cohesive lump... put in an oiled bowl and let rise until doubled. Punch it down and let it rise again.

Form into two loaves. I cut the dough in half and then sort of press it down flat and then roll it into a uniform cylinder. Put in greased loaf pans and let rise until doubled.

Bake at 375 until brown on top and when you tap the top it is hard and sounds hollow.

Very chewy, very crusty... Master says yum.

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