|Super, easy home baked bread|
Here is a super easy recipe that I've done several times and is always a success ! It resembles the famous 'artisan' bread, but I've simplified the process, and added a little oil......
- 6 cups flour + extra for rolling bread in
- 1 pk yeast
- 1 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt ( I use Maldon salt )
- 3 cups tepid water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
This bread is really easy, and uses very few ingredients the secret is to let it rise in peace, and to bake in a hot oven.
Mix flour and salt. Soften the yeast in the warm water, add the olive oil, then mix all ingredients together with a wooden spoon. The dough will be wet and sticky.
Cover with plastic foil or a clean wet kitchen towel, and leave to rise in a draft free place for 2 hours.
Gently roll the dough into flour, divide into two loaves, place on oven tray covered with baking paper. You don’t want to mess up the air bubbles too much, so handle the dough as little as possible.
Leave to rise for about 20-30 mns.
Preheat oven to 220 degrees, cut slits into the bread with a sharp knife or razor blade. Sprinkle generously with water, then bake for about 30 minutes or till top is golden and the bread sounds hollow when tapped (knock on the bread with your knuckles like you would on a door )
Let the bread cool on a wire rack before slicing.
|Rosaline helping with the bread making.|