This is the easiest recipe for rustic bread I’ve ever seen. Luckily it is also the yummiest. Feel free to halve the recipe if you only want one loaf, but beware: it’s so addictive you may wish you’d just baked both loaves.
Mix water, yeast, and salt together in a large bowl until mixture becomes foamy, about 10 minutes. Stir flour into yeast mixture until well incorporated. The dough will be loose and look wet. Cover bowl loosely with a damp towel and let sit for about 5 hours.
Shape dough into 2 loaves using damp hands. Place loaves on a cornmeal-dusted work surface and score the tops a few times with a sharp knife. Allow loaves to double in size, 30 to 60 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place loaves on a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven, spraying the surface of the dough occasionally with water, until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
Per Serving: 162 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 33.7g; fat 0.5g; sodium 526.6mg.
The best flavour of the flour could make a real deal to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as clear bread.
To made this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be make in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can start it yesterday , then finish it off the next day.