no, i am not confused, i know it is thursday and this is usually a friday feature, but actually this is not one fo those features. there is no guest today. there is only me! but i did something yesterday and wanted to share it with you, and the thing is it fits in this feature, so… remember when i was asking about bread recipes? well, after browsing through several recipes and food websites, i did not choose any in particular. but tuesday i went to do my grocery shopping and found a package perfect to start! a package with flour, yeast, salt… everything already prepared. i just had to do the rest. and let me tell you, the rest is not just add some water thing! so let’s keep going!
what is the recipe?
a delicious rustic bread
a package of a flour, yeast and salt for rustic bread from your local store
how do we make it?
the box comes with two small packages. each package has 500gr of those mixed ingredients. so, to start you need to open a package and mix 300ml of warm water. and now the hard part. with your hands knead the dough for about 10 minutes. or if you have a machine to do that, make it in 5 minutes instead. i took the hard road… i used my hands! i want this bread to have my strength in it!
after kneading the dough you should let it to leaven for 2 hours. then you should knead a bit more with the help of flour, in order to keep the dough dry and ready for the oven. be free to create your favourite bread shape. then put it a warm place for 45 minutes (i placed mine in the living room, next to the heater and eventually even the sun came out to help).
after 45 minutes, and in the meantime you should pre-heat your oven, your dough is ready to go to the oven. now i have a very traditional oven, i light it with matches! yay for vintage ovens! so just remember that you should spray with water twice while the dough is in the oven. i believe that the oven was on about 200º and for about 2 hours. but i warn you… i am one of those cooks that is always checking, and with a vintage oven i really must in order to control everything. and in the end of those 2 hours… voilá! a bread made by these hands!
oh it was delicious! when talking with my mom over the phone, she was speechless… i think that she might have had ambivalent feelings… something like “i don’t care… that bread is not as tasty as the one i buy for sure!” and on the other hand… “oh my god, my daughter is making her own bread! i really did an excellent job!”
so, with this i leave you my friends to enjoy another delicious thursday… i have been preparing some things around the house to show you! byee!!