Easy herbed bread (modified from King Arthur Flour recipe)
I’ve been wanting to bake my own bread at home and after quite some time searching the net for recipes, I came across this recipe. Modified the ratio of herbs/seasonings for more flavor.
- 4 cups bread flour + extra for dusting
- 3 tsp herbs de Provence
- 2 tsp salt
- 1.5 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp instant dry yeast
- 1.5 cups warm water
- 1 egg for eggwash, lightly beaten
Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl and form a well in the center
Add 1.5 cups of warm water gradually and stir
Knead dough with hands, dusting with extra flour if dough is sticky until a soft smooth dough is formed
Rest the dough in a well greased bowl, covered with an oiled cling wrap for 1 hour in a warm place. Dough should be more than doubled in size by now.
Remove dough and place on a flourboard/work surface lightly dusted with flour. Gently punch out air pockets and shape dough into a circle by folding and pinching dough.
Place dough on a greased baking sheet and rest for another 30-45 minute for 2nd rise. Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius in the meantime.
Slice the top of the bread with decorative patterns using a sharp knife and brush surface of dough with eggwash. Bake in the oven for 30-35min until bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped. Leave to cool for 30min before slicing.
Serve warm with soups/olive oil or use it to make sandwiches. Voila! All done!
Note: dough will be a little sticky and soft. Dust with extra flour as needed.
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