400 gr flour
225 gr warm water
4 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
In large bowl, put the flour, add the yeast and mix well.
Add the warm water, oil, salt and sugar and knead for about 5 minutes.The dough will be shaggy and sticky.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let the dough rest 35-40 min, at warm room temperature, about 70 degrees.
Lightly flour a work surface and place dough on it.
Using just enough flour to keep the dough from sticking to the work surface or to your fingers, gently shape it into a ball.
Grease a tray with olive oil, put the dough on it and cover with a clean dish towel.
Preheat oven at 425F.
Let dough rise for about 20 minutes. When it’s ready, the dough will have doubled in size and will not readily spring back when poked with a finger.
Wet the dough with your hand (use just a little water) and dust it with flour. Make a grid on top of the dough with a sharp knife.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the loaf is beautifully browned. Let the bread cool on a rack for before slicing.
Makes a 1 pound loaf.
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