Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Old World Bread

by Marie

Joe got this recipe from a guy he works with. This bread was really good, it has a different texture and flavor from other breads, it is also an ideal way to have bread ready to put in the oven whenever you want it.

3 cups warm water
1 1/2 Tlbs yeast
1 1/2 Tlbs kosher or sea salt (do not use iodized salt!)
6 cups Flour (or enough to make a soft, sticky dough)

Dissolve yeast in warm water until bubbly. Mix remaining ingredients, kneading until dough is smooth and elastic. Cover and let rise in a greased bowl until it falls. Put in fridge, loosely covered for 2 days or up to 2 weeks.
When ready to cook bread, form into shepherd's loaves, baguettes, loaf pans, etc. and let sit for 30 minutes before cooking. Cook at 400 degrees until done (time depends on your loaf size and shape). Bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped.

2 comments:

Carmela said...

This sounds easy enought to make. I am going to try it.

Welcome to foodie blogroll.

Buon appetito,

Carmela

from my motorhome to yours said...

sounds simple, I will give it a shot