Thursday, June 18, 2009

Recipe for bread I am trying today

Cuban Bread

5-6 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons dry yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups hot water (120-130 degrees)
sesame seeds or poppy seeds (optional)

In the bowl of your food processor, combine dry ingredients. Drizzle in hot water until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and forms a ball. Let the dough spin around 20 times in the food processor.

Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp towel and let rise for 15 minutes. Punch down. Divide into two equal portions. Shape into two round loaves and place on a baking sheet. Cut an X 1/2 inch deep on the top with a sharp knife. Brush with water and sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds.

Place the bread on the middle shelf of a cold oven. Place a cake pan of hot water on the lowest shelf. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown.


Recipe courtesy of The Complete Tightwad Gazette
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