Monday, January 27, 2014

Easy Crusty Bread

Easy Crusty Bread
The name says it all. Easy. Crusty. Bread. This bread may have been the easiest bread I ever baked, but it resulted in one of the most impressive loaves of bread I have ever baked.  After about one minute of actual work with two and a half hours of waiting, you are rewarded with a warm, rustic and deliciously crusty loaf of bread.  No fancy ingredients, no complicated processes, not even any kneading is necessary.  Can it get any easier?  Thanks to Veg Obsession for the amazing recipe.
Easy Crusty Bread

1 ½ cups lukewarm water
2 ¼ teaspoons yeast
2 teaspoons salt
3 ¼ cups bread flour or all purpose flour

In a large bowl, whisk together the water, yeast and salt. Stir in the flour until incorporated and no lumps remain. Place a towel or napkin over the bowl and let the dough rise for 2 hours. After the dough has risen, form into a ball and sprinkle with flour. Preheat oven to 450 degrees with a pizza stone in it. Place a pan under the pizza stone with 1 to 2 cups of water to create little bit of steam. Make three slices in the top of the dough with a serrated knife. Sprinkle corn meal or flour on the pizza stone and place t he dough ball on it. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from pizza stone and cool.
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3 comments:

Everyone deServes to Learn said...

This looks amazing! Do you think I do this without a KA mixer?

-Maria (adelerose)

katie said...

I just used a hand whisk and a wooden spoon, no KA needed

Happy Valley Chow said...

That looks fantastic! I love homemade bread and this sounds delicious :)

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

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