Making Bread

May 2, 2020

Yields1 Serving
Ingredients
 1 ⅓ cups Warm Water
 2 ¼ tsp Yeast
 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
 1 ½ tsp Salt
 1 ½ tsp Olive Oil
 4 cups Flour
 1 Egg
 1 tbsp Water
Directions
1

Place warm water, yeast, and brown sugar in mixing bowl.
Stir and let stand for a few minutes until it starts to bubble and foam a bit.

2

Add olive oil and salt. Mix and add the flour gradually.

3

You want to add enough that the dough comes away
from the sides of the bowl.

4

Cover and let the dough rise until doubled about 30 minutes.

5

Punch down dough and divide in two and form into two loaves

6

Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled.

7

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

8

Beat together 1 egg and 1 Tbsp. water

9

Brush the risen loaves with the egg mixture.
Make a single long quick cut down the center of the loaves with a sharp knife. (I forgot this step – LOL)

10

Now here’s the secret. Place at least 1 cup hot water in a shallow pan and place it on the rack underneath the bread. The steam will make the crust turn perfectly. You may need to add a bit more water during cooking. You do not want it to evaporate.

11

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the loaves turn golden brown and sound hollow when you tap them.

12

Remove from pan and let cool on racks.
YUM!

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 ⅓ cups Warm Water
 2 ¼ tsp Yeast
 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
 1 ½ tsp Salt
 1 ½ tsp Olive Oil
 4 cups Flour
 1 Egg
 1 tbsp Water

Directions

Directions
1

Place warm water, yeast, and brown sugar in mixing bowl.
Stir and let stand for a few minutes until it starts to bubble and foam a bit.

2

Add olive oil and salt. Mix and add the flour gradually.

3

You want to add enough that the dough comes away
from the sides of the bowl.

4

Cover and let the dough rise until doubled about 30 minutes.

5

Punch down dough and divide in two and form into two loaves

6

Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled.

7

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

8

Beat together 1 egg and 1 Tbsp. water

9

Brush the risen loaves with the egg mixture.
Make a single long quick cut down the center of the loaves with a sharp knife. (I forgot this step – LOL)

10

Now here’s the secret. Place at least 1 cup hot water in a shallow pan and place it on the rack underneath the bread. The steam will make the crust turn perfectly. You may need to add a bit more water during cooking. You do not want it to evaporate.

11

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the loaves turn golden brown and sound hollow when you tap them.

12

Remove from pan and let cool on racks.
YUM!

Making Bread