Perfect bread recipe .
I have baked many breads so far using different ways to prepare and bake. The results were better and sometimes not so great.
Some weeks ago I have done a bread by very simply way with a best result.
I dare say it was a prfect bread. From that day I repeat it any time I want to make a good quality, tasty bread.
- 50 g sourdough starter from San Francisco
- 550 g strong white flour ( Carr"s and Canadian strong bread flour - http://www.carrsflour.co.uk/)
- 10 g wholegrain bread flour
- 10 g rye bread flour
- 10 g oat flakes
- 10 g flax seeds
- 2 tsp salt
- about 200 ml water ( clan, not chlorine)
- 1 tsp olive oil
Preparing the perfect bread:
Put the starter and some water into the bread maker, add about 100 g flour, turn the machine on with a program - pizza dough, or similar to mix the ingredients at once.
When the mixture looks fine (after 10 minutes of kneading), add the rest of ingredients, be careful with water. Add that much water to get a dough not to wet. The kneading blade should knead it and turn at the same time. If it is to dry it turns only the dough, not kneading it. If it is too wet it is sticky to a hand.
I recommend to use silicone tray and tools as it is easy to clean later.
Allow it to knead for about 30 minutes, turn the machine off and put a frozen gel from the refrigerator on top of the baking pan and close the lid of the bread machine .
Leave it for 8 - 10 hours ( you may go to work that time).
After 8 hours the dough should rise wt least twice. Remove it from the baking pan into a silicone baking tray. Make a kind of ball from the dough and put the tray in a oven for about 2 - 3 hours. It should rise significantly at that time. If not, switch the light on to make there a little warmer. After that turn the heating to rise the temp. to 50 - 60 C, to rise the dough.
After it has risen enough, turn the heat up and down setting the temp to 220 C. Bake 30 min. remove the baking tray and change the temp. to 190 C for next 30 min.
The bread should be ready.