Tis’ the season for hearty soups and stews and home-baked bread. I used to have issues baking bread, it just never came out right. Last year, I discovered that when I used a bread cloche I could make the most delicious artisan bread consistently. Baguettes were not a problem any more either and I was turning them out 3 at a time. They disappeared before they were even cool! So I was left with mastering baking the perfect bread loaf. I am happy to report I mastered that and no matter how many I make, they are perfect and delicious every time!
If you are looking for pointers, I can help. I will tell you that I do use bread flour, I add a little more sugar than my recipe calls for and make sure to use fresh, active dry yeast. The recipe I use is easy, it is actually the same recipe I use when I make my round bread in the Emile & Henry Bread Cloche. I do not change a thing, the only thing I do differently, is use the Emile & Henry Bread Loaf Baker.
This is the recipe I use:
3 cups of bread flour
1 cup of warm water (95 degrees F)
2 tsp of salt
2 tsp of granulated sugar
2 tsp of dried baker’s yeast
2 tbsp of milk
In a large bowl mix the bread flour, salt, sugar and dried yeast.
Pour in the warm water and knead for about 2-3 minutes.
Put the covered bowl in a warm place away from drafts to rise for 20 minutes. Uncover the dough and knead to remove the carbon dioxide, form the dough into a loaf. Grease the bread loaf pan with butter and flour and place the loaf of dough into the loaf dish. Cover with the top and let rise for another 45 minutes at room temperature.
Brush a little milk over the top at the end of the rise time and sprinkle with flour.
Bake in a preheated oven of 460 degrees F for 35 minutes and I remove it after a few minutes to a board.
Click on my video below to see me bake a loaf from start to finish.
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