Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baking :: Madelyn's Bread Recipe


There's nothing that makes you feel more domestic than baking bread; especially when it turns out! Recipe source via Madelyn's blog!


Bread Recipe

2.5 cups white flour
1/2 c whole wheat flour (or you could use 3 cups of regular flour)
1.5 c very warm water (55 deg)
1/4 tsp Quick Rise instant yeast
1.5 tsp salt

Mix yeast in with: 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, add salt
Stir in water, mix thoroughly.
Add in remaining flour, stir til flour is combined.

cover with a damp dishcloth, Leave to rise 10 hours - overnight works great - in pre warmed oven (200 deg then turn it off )

when dough is done rising, put on floured surface, flour your hands, turn dough into itself once or twice, cover with plastic wrap, let rest 15 min.

Spray cooking spray to Dutch oven, flour generously (including sides)
Plunk dough in Dutch oven, sprinkle with flour, put dutch oven lid on
let rise in pre-warmed oven for 1 hour 30 min.

Turn oven on to 450 (leave dough in oven as it preheats)

once up to temp, bake 30 min. Take out of pan. Let rest for min 30 min

1 comment:

  1. I keep telling myself that I need to do bread one of these days...waiting for my inner domestic goddess to appear;) Well..that, and also for my nose to stop running!!!