Eating Savoury Recipes

Treats | Super Easy Farmhouse Bread

It’s bread baking time! Today I want you to be part of my first bread baking experience in form of this super easy farmhouse bread. As I have written last week, this whole bread baking thing has really caught my attention. This is why I want you to be part of my learning process! Of course the first thing I did have to learn was to not expect a perfect loaf of bread. The perfectionist in my can be really exhausting when it comes to learning new things. However, I think there is no greater feeling than eating something you’d normally buy somewhere else, right? So if have gotten your attention, feel free to read my post about bread baking and then head back to this recipe!

The Recipe

You need:

  • 500 g of wheat flour
  • 1 package of dried yeast
  • 300 ml of lukewarm water
  • 10 g of salt
  • ½ tsp. of sugar

Start by mixing the dry ingredients flour and salt in a large bowl. Take 300 ml of lukewarm water, then add the dried yeast and the sugar. Next, add the liquid to the bowl and start kneading. Here you can of course take your food processor, which will make things much easier! Or of course you can take your hands, but you have to knead the dough at least 15 minutes.

What you need now is time. Take a large bowl and place your well-kneaded dough into that bowl. Now put it in your fridge or, given the current temperatures, on your balcony and leave it there for about 20 hours. In that time you can do all sorts of things, because now it’s the dough’s turn to work.

After those 20 hours, preheat your oven with a baking sheet inside to 220°C. Get your dough and knead it again, then form it. Make sure that there are no cracks at the bottom and sides, just at the top. Again, leave the dough for another 30 minutes.

In a last step, place the dough on a sheet of parchment paper and put that onto the baking sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes, but check regularly! It may get dark rather quickly. After that, let your farmhouse bread cool and enjoy with some salted butter.

I was so thrilled to bake my first farmhouse bread, and to be honest: I wasn’t sure it would work at all. However, the recipe is really easy and basically all you have to have is patience. Although you might have seen the odd shape of my bread, it was super delicious. And, I really have gotten better at shaping the loaf in the meantime (check my Instagram for proof!). So, what do you think? Will you give bread baking a try with this easy recipe? Maybe I’m baking this one next week!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Steven
    1st February 2018 at 9:34 am

    Hi Michelle
    How long does your bread hold its softness?
    I’ve been making bread several times before and it was good, nice, soft after it’s baked.. a fresh from the oven bread always taste nice.. but at the next day, my bread became tough and quite hard.. it’s not as soft as the first day.. I didn’t know what went wrong..

    So I’m wondering, does yours still have the same texture on the next day?

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