Easy bread

Easy bread

Apr 14 2020

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4-6 hours

Makes 1 loaf

With everything going on right now some things are harder to find, like good bread. so I have decided to take it upon isles and make bread... It took several attempts before it finally worked. The only thing that is a must here is to be PATIENT! Give the dough time to rise otherwise it will be flat as a pancake and not good... You could do 2 loaves at a time and slice one of them and keep it in freezer...This is not my recipe, I found it out Jenny can cook on youtube... She makes it easy for us by showing all the steps and explaining what can go wrong and how to fix it!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of flour (I used a mix of white and wholewheat)
  • 1/2 tsp of yeast (active dry or instant)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1-2 cup of hot water ( not boiling otherwise you will kill the yeast)

Directions

Combine flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Stir in water until it’s well combined, it will be really sticky but that is ok.
Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 3-4 hours.
After a little while you will see that the dough will be puffy with small bubbles. Transfer it to a well-floured surface and sprinkle dough with a little flour. Using a scraper fold dough over and shape into a rough ball.
Place in a parchment paper-lined bowl and cover with a towel while your oven warms up.
Meantime place Dutch oven with lid in a cold oven and preheat to 450° F.
When oven reaches 450° carefully, using oven gloves, lift the parchment paper and dough from the bowl and place gently into the hot pot. (parchment paper goes in the pot too) Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, remove lid and parchment paper. Return, uncovered, to oven and bake 10 - 15 more min until the crust gets a nice and golden brown crust.

Let it cool at least 15 minutes before slicing.

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