Tuesday, April 20, 2010

simple bread

I thought my Italian bread was simple but this one is super simple and yet tastes great.
It has a chewy texture that changes to crisp when toasted. I really like it as toast.

In bread machine :
2c bread flour
1c whole wheat,rye or other flour
1tsp salt
1 1/4 c water
2 tsp. instant yeast

using a dough only setting mix and first rise in the machine.

shape dough and put in baking pan, allow to rise one more time

bake at 425 for 10 minutes and bring back to 350 for 20 minutes more or until done.
This bread has a short shelf life due to no stabilizing ingredients, definitely and old world style bread.

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