Bread - delicious, hot, light and homemade....from someone who usually can not make bread!

Good Bread.



Here is what you need...

1 cup water heated to 110 F
2 TB olive oil
3 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 tsp. salt 1 package active dry yeast
cornmeal
1 egg white, beaten


Here is what you do...

Spoon flour into measuring cup.
In large bowl combine flour, sugar, salt and yeast; mix well.

Add warm water and oil; mix well. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead ten minutes or until smooth. Place dough in lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise 30 to 40 minutes.

Sprinkle ungreased cookie sheet with cornmeal. Punch down dough. Cover dough with inverted bowl and let rest 15 minutes. Shape into loaf about 12 inches long. Place on corn meal coasted cookie sheet. Cover and ket rise for 35 minutes.

Heat oven to 375 F. With knife slash the dough on top and brush with egg whites. Bake 25 to 35 minutes, then cool a bit and enjoy!

I made this for my book review of Wings: A Novel of WW II Flygirls. Cross posted to Novel Meals.

15 comments:

girlichef said...

Oh, nice job! I love that top crust...I'll have a slice ;)

Kim said...

Now that's some gorgeous bread!

Martha (MM) said...

I'm not much of a baker either but sure looks like you did a great job this time around! Yummy!

Brenda said...

I'm impressed! That's one gorgeous loaf of bread.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

That does look delicious!

Drick said...

well that sounds simple enough... not a baker myself and even simple recipes like this one gives me fits...but it looks so good, so rustic, just gonna have to give it a try

mom in rome said...

home made bread is the homiest thing ever...it's actually kind of romantic!

and so good too!!

Pierce said...

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments. Making a decent loaf of bread gives me a real sense of satisfaction...many of you are bread making experts but I am still such a novice!

Joanne said...

That bread looks fabulous! way better than the bread my mom usually buys at the bakery!

Rita said...

Nothing beat home made bread and your looks so fantastic! I am passionate about bread but not a good bread baker. You did great!
Rita

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Tina!!!

Looks like I dropped by just in time for some heavenly bread. Now, where's the jam!!!

Thanks for sharing...

Pierce said...

Thank you so much Joanne and Rita!!

Kim Bee said...

Looks delicious! Great job.

Joy said...

The bread looks great.

Pierce said...

Thank you Louise, Kim Bee and Joy. Bread is so complex to me and it's fabulous when it turns out!

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