Thursday, February 3, 2011

White Bread

Miss the smell of home made bread? If you love crunchy crispy crust bread try this recipe.


700 g all-purpose flour
350 g warm water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
25 g yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar


Dissolve sugar in 1/4 cup warm water and add the yeast. In ten minutes the yeast should have dissolved and become a sludgy, frothy liquid. 
In large bowl put the flour, add the yeast mixture and mix well.
Add the rest of the warm water, oil, salt and knead for about 5 minutes. The mixture should form a ball that is soft and moist.
Lightly flour the bowl and put the dough in it.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let the dough rest 1 hour, in warm place.
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 loaf.
Grease a tray with olive oil, put the dough on it and cover with a clean dish towel.
Preheat oven at 400F.
Let dough rise for about 20-30 minutes.
Wet the dough with your hand (use just a little water) and dust it with flour. Use a sharp knife to cut 3 diagonal slits in the dough.
Bake for 1 hour or until the loaf is beautifully browned. Let the bread cool on a rack for before slicing.

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