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how to make a homemade artisan country loaf bread recipe



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Prep Time: 300 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total: 330 minutes

Servings: 4

Cost: $2.71 /serving


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Step 1

In a large bowl combine with your hands the flours and water until completely mixed together. Let rest for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Next, sprinkle the salt and yeast overtop and mix it into the dough by pinching, stretching and folding the dough over for 4 to 5 minutes.

Step 3

Cover and rest the dough in a warm dark place for 15 to 20 minutes before folding the dough over for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Cover and rest for 45 to 60 minutes and then fold the dough over for 2 minutes. The dough may need a few more folds if the gluten is not strengthening.

Step 5

Cover and rest for 2 hours or until it has tripled in size.

Step 6

Dust a clean surface with flour and place the dough onto it. Sprinkle the top with flour and fold the dough over in thirds 3 to 4 times and then begin to mold the dough into a ball by cupping around the dough into the bottom.

Step 7

Place the dough into a floured Benetton and cover and rest for 60 minutes.

Step 8

In the meantime, place a small Dutch oven pot into the oven on 475° for at least 30 minutes.

Step 9

Flip the dough right into the hot Dutch oven pot, cover it and return it to the oven and bake for 30 minutes

Step 10

Let cool for 20 to 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

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