Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Rose's Hearth Bread
This recipe is adapted from "Rose Levy Beranbaum's "the Bread Bible".The bread was so yummy and Delicious and the whole house was filled with the aroma of fresh baked bread.
Bread Flour- 3 1/3 Cup
Whole wheat Flour-1/4 Cup
Sea salt-1 1/2 tsp
Bread Machine yeast - 1 1/4 tsp
Water-1 1/3 Cups
In a bowl ,stir together flour,salt and yeast.Stir in water and honey.Place dough on a lightly floured surface.Knead until smooth and springy,but still sticky.Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and let in rise in a warm place for an hour or until dough is double the size .
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a pizza stone lightly sprinkled with cornmeal.Gently push fist into the dough to deflate.Shape the dough into a round ball shape.Place on a cookie sheet.Cover with oiled plastic wrap and let it rise for 45 minutes more or until double the size.
Heat Oven 475F and carefully cut an "X" shaped slash on top of dough,spray with cool water.Place cookie sheet /pizza stone in oven ,place 1 cup water in a shallow pan on other oven rack.Bake 10 minutes,reduce temperature to 425 F. Bake 20 minutes or until bread is golden brown and skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool completely in a cooling rack.