Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Whole Wheat artisan bread

Thanks to the encouragement of my baking friends I finally tried this technique.   Looks alone have made it so rewarding!  
Here's my recipe :
2 C whole wheat flour
1 C white flour
1/2 yeast
1/2 t salt
2 C water
It is so easy!  Just make sure you have a big bowl and mix these ingredients.  Then cover it with plastic wrap for a day (I think mine ended up being around 20 hours ).  Plop the blob out on some flour.  Let it rise while you prepare the pan.
Then preheat a lidded Dutch oven in a 400 degree oven.  Pull it out, open the lid, and throw the blob into the pan.  Put the lid on and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.   Reach in and take off the lid and then bake 15 more minutes.
It popped right out of the Dutch oven after baking and I'm cooling it here on this rack.  I still can't believe it worked so well with so little handling.

2 comments:

  1. That would be fun on your camping adventures! Any idea how to do it with charcoal?

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    1. That's a great idea. There are charts on how many hot coals it takes on top and bottom of a dutch oven to reach a certain temperature. I bet it would smell AWESOME baking out in the wilderness :).

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