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Five Minute "Like Sourdough" Bread

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Hello Dear Reader,

I am sure everyone knows this great little recipe and I used to make it all the time. But since I have been making real sourdough bread for what seems like ages, this beaut little recipe was forgotten and neglected.

Over the long weekend I remedied this sad situation and made a loaf of this gloriously easy and delicious bread. You can make it as rustic (roughly folded and shaped) or as smoothly rounded as you like. I went with the REALLY rustic look, either way it doesn't effect the taste.

Ingredients for Five Minute "Like Sourdough"Bread, from left
1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon yeast, 3 cups plain flour, 1 1/2 cups of hot water (not boiling) 2 teaspoons honey 

Add flour, yeast, salt and honey to a bowl 

Mix well 

Add hot water and mix well 

Until a shaggy mass is achieved 

Cover and let prove for 3 hours 

After 3 hours it will be risen and bubbly 

Sprinkle about 2 tablespoon of flour over the work top and scrap dough out of bowl onto floured work top 

Using the dough scraper, flip one side of the dough over the other 

Then the other 

Continue until all four sides are flipped over 

Lift up dough and place it on a piece of baking paper 

And place the dough and the baking paper into a bowl 

Cover and let prove a second time for 35 minutes. Now is the time to place a lidded cast iron pot in the oven and preheat oven to 230C

The dough, after proving for 35 minutes

Moving quickly, open oven door, remove lid from pot and...

Place risen dough into the preheated pot, replace lid and bake for 30 minutes, then remove lid and bake for a further 10 minutes or until happy with colour

Golden and crunchy outside, soft and tender inside. YUM

So, tell me, has anyone else tried this recipe? What variations or flavours are your fav? 

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