Vegan MoFo – plain ol’ bread (part the two)

so, picking up from part the one.  we are making bread from this recipe.

when we left, we’d just set the bowl of bread-to-be on the counter to rise for a couple of hours.  and after a couple of hours, we had this:

growin'

cover with saran wrap or similar and into the fridge.   after two days, the dough had grown a bit more

great pile o' dough

you can keep the dough in the fridge for a week or so.  decided to make bread after two days.

lightly flour your hands and grab a chunk of dough, about 16-19 ounces if you are using a scale, if not, about the size of a medium grapefruit.  dump the chunk of dough in a floured surface and shape (mine looks like mt.  bread)

place the dough on a piece of parchment (if you’re going to use a baking stone); or  a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. let the dough rest for about an hour – it probably wont’ rise but spread a bit sideways.   about halfway through turn on the oven and set it to 450F , also place a shallow metal or cast iron pan in the lowest rack of the oven.

right before placing in the oven, slash the top of the dough 2-3 times with a sharp knife, it will deflate a bit.   place dough on the baking stone or cookie sheet in the middle rack of the oven and add a cup of hot water to the shallow rack below – it will steam.  close the oven door and let bread bake 30-35 minutes, until is golden brown.

remove bread from oven and cool on a rack

bread

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Vegan MoFo – plain ol’ bread (part the one)

so there’s this bread recipe that’s been going around – five-minute-bread

looks easy enough though I’m a bit suspicious.   no bread is that easy

Ingredients:

yep.  that's all of 'em

  • 3 cups lukewarm water
  • 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 cups  all-purpose flour*
  • NOTE:  the best measure is by weight. the recipe calls for 32 ounces of flour;
  • NOTE: buying the 2-lb bag of flour saves you from having to count cupfuls
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons instant yeast

dump all ingredients in a large bowl, mix for 35-60 seconds

workin' in the mix mines

once all ingredients are combined (it will be a very rough dough – nothing pretty at this point), cover and let sit at room temperature for about two hours.

ready to grow

after two hours,  move the dough to the fridge and let it sit there until about one hour before you want to bake bread.

continued in part the two

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