Bread - Crusty Bread Recipe

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Submitted by ceciliarb

Makes 10 servings



from http://www.serenejourney.com/2009/03/quite-possibly-the-best-homemade-crusty-bread-ever/

Recipe Ingredients for Bread - Crusty Bread

3 cups all-purpose flour, more for dusting
1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Recipe Directions for Bread - Crusty Bread

  1. In a large bowl combine flour, yeast and salt. Add 1 5/8 cups water, and stir until blended; dough will be shaggy and sticky. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough rest at least 12 hours, preferably about 18, at warm room temperature, about 70 degrees.

  2. Dough is ready when its surface is dotted with bubbles. Lightly flour a work surface and place dough on it; sprinkle it with a little more flour and fold it over on itself once or twice. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest about 15 minutes.

  3. Using just enough flour to keep dough from sticking to work surface or to your fingers, gently and quickly shape dough into a ball. Generously coat a cotton towel (not terry cloth) with flour, wheat bran or cornmeal; put dough seam side down on towel and dust with more flour, bran or cornmeal. Cover with another cotton towel and let rise for about 2 hours. When it is ready, dough will be more than double in size and will not readily spring back when poked with a finger.

  4. At least a half-hour before dough is ready, heat oven to 450 degrees. Put a 6 to 8-quart heavy covered pot (cast iron, enamel, Pyrex or ceramic) in oven as it heats. When dough is ready, carefully remove pot from oven. Slide your hand under towel and turn dough over into pot, seam side up; it may look like a mess, but that is O.K. Shake pan once or twice if dough is unevenly distributed; it will straighten out as it bakes. Cover with lid and bake 30 minutes, then remove lid and bake another 15 to 30 minutes, until loaf is beautifully browned. Cool on a rack. Yield: One 1-pound loaf.

Categories

Breads, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 74.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
137
Calories from Fat
4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.4g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
351mg
15%
Potassium
43mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
28.7g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
3.9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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