7 grams yeast
1/3 cups water (tepid, not hotter than 38 Celsius)
3 1/2 cups bread flour (preferably unbleached, low in gluten- 8 or 9%)
2 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 cups water (tepid, between 21-23 Celsius.)
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1Preheat the oven to 230 Celsius.
2Dissolve the yeast in the 1/3 cup water. Set aside.
3Mix the flour with the yeast, salt, and the rest of the water.
4Place the dough into the mixer on low speed, adding water or flour as necessary.
5Remove from the mixer and let rest on a surface for 3 minutes.
6Return the dough to the bowl and mix again, on medium speed for 5 minutes. If necessary, repeat resting for 2 minutes and beating for 2 minutes until the dough is elastic.
7Knead on a floured surface until for approximately 2 minutes.
8Place into a clean greased bowl and set aside, covered, to rise in a warm place until tripled in volume, approximately 3-5 hours.
9Punch down the dough and turn out onto a floured surface. Knead until firm. Grease the bowl again. Place the dough back into the bowl and set aside, covered, to rise in a warm place until doubled or tripled in volume, approximately 2 hours.
10Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, knead until firm and smooth, and form into an oval shape. Sprinkle with flour and wrap inside a cloth. Cover with plastic and set aside until doubled in volume, approximately 1 1/2-2 1/2 hours.
11Carefully place into a baking pan. Cut slightly into the bread with a serrated knife. Spritz or brush with cold water. Bake for 3 minutes, spritz or brush with water again, and repeat 3 more times.
12Place a few cubes of ice in the bottom of the oven and bake for 12 minutes more.
13Remove from oven and cool completely.
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Rose F. 2 Jun 2015
I love recipes for bread that don’t require extended hours for the dough to sit or rise. This is a relatively quick and very easy recipe and the bread it absolutely worth it.