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Rustic Tuscan Bread Recipe

Rustic Tuscan Bread is a popular Italian Bread
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Bread Recipe
Cuisine :
Italian Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Hard
Servings :
Serves 10
RATINGs :
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Ingredients

  • Mix first: 1 cup - whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup - bread flour
  • 2 cups - lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp - active dry yeast.
  • Mix the rest: 2 cups - of bread flour
  • Between 1 and 2 cups - of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp - Olive oil.
  • How to Make Rustic Tuscan Bread:

    1. Mix all the ingredients listed in 'mix first' in a large bowl by hand or in a stand mixer. Set aside to rise about 8 hours.
    2. Now add bread flour, all-purpose flour and olive oil and mix by hand for about 15 minutes, or with the dough hook set to medium speed, for about 8 minutes.
    3. The dough will be smooth but still rather sticky.
    4. Place the dough in an oil-coated bowl, cover with a kitchen towel, and set aside for 2 hours or until it's doubled.
    5. Now lightly oil a baking sheet and cover it with some cornmeal
    6. Punch down the dough and shape it into a round by pulling on the sides and tucking them underneath.
    7. Place the loaf on the baking sheet, cover loosely with an oiled plastic sheet, and set aside in a warm place to rise, about 1.5 hours.
    8. About half an hour before baking, heat the oven to 425 C.
    9. Place a small pan (a pie plate or cake pan would do perfectly) in the lowest rack of the oven.
    10. With a sharp knife, make two quick gashes, like a cross, on the top of the loaf, taking care not to deflate it.
    11. Now place the bread into the preheated oven, and immediately add a cup of water to the pie plate/cake pan you'd already placed in the lowest rack of the oven.
    12. Bake the bread for 40 minutes.
    13. Remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool.
    14. Slice with a serrated knife and serve.
    15. Recipe courtesy: Holy Cow Vegan





     

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