Effortless Rustic Bread

Effortless Rustic Bread

amyw

"This is the easiest recipe for rustic bread I've ever seen. Luckily it is also the yummiest. Feel free to halve the recipe if you only want one loaf, but beware: it's so addictive you may wish you'd just baked both loaves."
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Ingredients

6 h 15 m servings 162 cals
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Original recipe yields 20 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 162 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.7g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 527 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Mix water, yeast, and salt together in a large bowl until mixture becomes foamy, about 10 minutes. Stir flour into yeast mixture until well incorporated. The dough will be loose and look wet. Cover bowl loosely with a damp towel and let sit for about 5 hours.
  2. Shape dough into 2 loaves using damp hands. Place loaves on a cornmeal-dusted work surface and score the tops a few times with a sharp knife. Allow loaves to double in size, 30 to 60 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place loaves on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven, spraying the surface of the dough occasionally with water, until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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I cut the recipe in half and just did one loaf. At 20 minutes the loaf looked done but the center was undercooked. I baked for 40 minutes. The crust was really hard to cut and the crumb was s...

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