Homemade Bread

Friday, February 1, 2013

I always wanted to learn how to make bread and I also thought that it was difficult. But after searching the internet I came across this video and recipe, it seemed fairly easy to make and I decided to take this challenge. I wrote the recipe down because the video it's in portuguese. Take a look:

Recipe by Isadora Becker
5 cups all-purpose flour + 2 tbsp
1 tablespoon sugar
1 package of active dry yeast
3 tablespoons of warm water
1 tablespoon of salt
4 tbsp olive oil
3 cups lukewarm water

In a little bowl, mix together the 2 tablespoons of flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar, the yeast and 3 tablespoons of warm water. Cover with plastic and set it aside for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add the 5 cups of flour and make a well in the middle, sprinkle the salt on the side, in the middle add the fermented yeast (it should like a little sponge), 4 tablespoons of olive oil and the cups of warm water, little by little until everything is well incorporated (mix everything by hand). When the dough doesn't stick to your hands anymore, transfer it to a floured surface  and knead the dough until smooth. Put the dough in a large bowl and drizzle a little olive oil on top and cover with a dish towel for 30 minutes or 1 hour for the dough to rise. Once, the dough has risen, punch the dough a few times, transfer to a floured surface and divide dough into two, knead again and form into two large balls. Make little cuts on top of the dough and sprinkle a little flour on top. Bake in a 380 degrees oven until its golden and when you knock it should sound hollow.


Dawn said...

Looks delicious! We love homemade bread at our home also.

Jenn D said...

I've always been interested in making my own bread, but it just sounded like such a tough process. But this bread looks so good!
With Luck

site design by designer blogs