Artisan bread

Artisan bread

Yield: 4 loaves
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 34 minutes

A delicious, crusty bread that is easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 675g warm water
  • 600g ap flour
  • 250g www flour
  • 2 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Pour yeast and water into a large container and stir to dissolve yeast. Add flour and salt, then stir until no dry flour remains. Let sit at room temperature for 3-4 hours, then move to fridge.
  2. Remove 1/4 of the dough using floured hands. Lightly shape into a ball, tucking the ends underneath while turning.
  3. Set on a baking sheet covered in corn meal. Allow to rise again for 40 minutes to 1 1/2 hours.
  4. About 20 minutes before baking, preheat oven to 430°F. Place a pizza stove or upside-down baking sheet on middle rack to preheat.
  5. Just before baking, dust with flour then slash an X on the top. Add a tray of hot water to the bottom of the oven, then move loaf to preheated baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 24-27 minutes, until deep golden brown and the top sounds hollow.
  7. Allow to cool on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes before cutting.



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