Saturday, 8 October 2016

Five Minute "Like Sourdough" Bread

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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