COUNTRY WHITE BREAD
Anytime is the right time for a comforting slice of homemade bread. These loaves are especially nice since the crust stays so tender. This white bread recipe is my husband Nick's favorite. He makes most of the bread at our house. -Joanne Shew Chuk, St. Benedict, Saskatchewan
Provided by Taste of Home
Yield 2 loaves (16 pieces each).
Number Of Ingredients 7
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, eggs, oil and 3 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. , Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. , Punch down dough. Divide in half and shape into loaves. Place in 2 greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375°., Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 125 calories, Fat 2g fat (0 saturated fat), Cholesterol 13mg cholesterol, Sodium 226mg sodium, Carbohydrate 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, Fiber 1g fiber), Protein 3g protein.
TARTINE'S COUNTRY BREAD
The country bread from Tartine Bakery in San Francisco has reached cult status among passionate bakers, and deservedly so. Based on traditional principles, Mr. Robertson has developed a way to get a tangy, open crumb encased in a blistered, rugged crust in a home kitchen, from a starter you create yourself. It is a bit of project - from start to finish, it takes about two weeks - but well worth the effort. (If you already have active starter ready to go, then the process shortens to two days.) So know that you have to be patient, and that the nature of bread baking at home is unpredictable. The level of activity of your starter, the humidity in your kitchen, the temperature during the rises, the time you allow for each step - all of these elements affect the bread and any change can impact your final loaf. But that final loaf is a wonder, the holy grail for the serious home baker.
Provided by The New York Times
Yield 2 loaves
Number Of Ingredients 7
- Make the starter: Combine 1,000 grams white-bread flour with 1,000 grams whole-wheat flour. Put 100 grams of warm water (about 80 degrees) in a small jar or container and add 100 grams of the flour mix. Use your fingers to mix until thoroughly combined and the mixture is the consistency of thick batter. Cover with a towel and let sit at room temperature until mixture begins to bubble and puff, 2 to 3 days.
- When starter begins to show signs of activity, begin regular feedings. Keep the starter at room temperature, and at the same time each day discard 80 percent of the starter and feed remaining starter with equal parts warm water and white-wheat flour mix (50 grams of each is fine). When starter begins to rise and fall predictably and takes on a slightly sour smell, it's ready; this should take about 1 week.(Reserve remaining flour mix for leaven.)
- Make the leaven: The night before baking, discard all but 1 tablespoon of the mature starter. Mix the remaining starter with 200 grams of warm water and stir with your hand to disperse. Add 200 grams of the white-wheat flour mix and combine well. Cover with a towel and let rest at room temperature for 12 hours or until aerated and puffed in appearance. To test for readiness, drop a tablespoon of leaven into a bowl of room-temperature water; if it floats it's ready to use. If it doesn't, allow more time to ferment.
- Make the dough: In a large bowl, combine 200 grams of leaven with 700 grams of warm water and stir to disperse. (Reserve remaining leaven for future loaves; see note below.)
- Add 900 grams of white-bread flour and 100 grams of whole-wheat flour to bowl and use your hands to mix until no traces of dry flour remain. The dough will be sticky and ragged. Cover bowl with a towel and let dough rest for 25 to 40 minutes at room temperature.
- Add 20 grams fine sea salt and 50 grams warm water. Use hands to integrate salt and water into dough thoroughly. The dough will begin to pull apart, but continue mixing; it will come back together.
- Cover dough with a towel and transfer to a warm environment, 75 to 80 degrees ideally (like near a window in a sunny room, or inside a turned-off oven). Let dough rise for 30 minutes. Fold dough by dipping hand in water, taking hold of the underside of the dough at one quadrant and stretching it up over the rest of the dough. Repeat this action 3 more times, rotating bowl a quarter turn for each fold. Do this every half-hour for 2 1/2 hours more (3 hours total). The dough should be billowy and increase in volume 20 to 30 percent. If not, continue to let rise and fold for up to an hour more.
- Transfer dough to a work surface and dust top with flour. Use a dough scraper to cut dough into 2 equal pieces and flip them over so floured sides are face down. Fold the cut side of each piece up onto itself so the flour on the surface remains entirely on the outside of the loaf; this will become the crust. Work dough into taut rounds. Place the dough rounds on a work surface, cover with a towel, and let rest 30 minutes.
- Mix 100 grams whole-wheat flour and 100 grams rice flours. Line two 10- to 12-inch bread-proofing baskets or mixing bowls with towels. Use some of the flour mixture to generously flour towels (reserve remaining mixture).
- Dust rounds with whole-wheat flour. Use a dough scraper to flip them over onto a work surface so floured sides are facing down. Take one round, and starting at the side closest to you, pull the bottom 2 corners of the dough down toward you, then fold them up into the middle third of the dough. Repeat this action on the right and left sides, pulling the edges out and folding them in over the center. Finally, lift the top corners up and fold down over previous folds. (Imagine folding a piece of paper in on itself from all 4 sides.) Roll dough over so the folded side becomes the bottom of the loaf. Shape into a smooth, taut ball. Repeat with other round.
- Transfer rounds, seam-side up, to prepared baskets. Cover with a towel and return dough to the 75- to 80-degree environment for 3 to 4 hours. (Or let dough rise for 10 to 12 hours in the refrigerator. Bring back to room temperature before baking.)
- About 30 minutes before baking, place a Dutch oven or lidded cast-iron pot in the oven and heat it to 500 degrees. Dust tops of dough, still in their baskets, with whole-wheat/rice-flour mixture. Very carefully remove heated pot from oven and gently turn 1 loaf into pan seam-side down. Use a lame (a baker's blade) or razor blade to score the top of the bread a few times to allow for expansion, cover and transfer to oven. Reduce temperature to 450 degrees and cook for 20 minutes. Carefully remove lid (steam may release) and cook for 20 more minutes or until crust is a rich, golden brown color.
- Transfer bread to a wire rack to cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing. The bottom of the loaf should sound hollow when tapped. Increase oven temperature to 500 degrees, clean out pot and repeat this process with the second loaf.
Nutrition Facts : @context http, Calories 417, UnsaturatedFat 1 gram, Carbohydrate 86 grams, Fat 2 grams, Fiber 8 grams, Protein 15 grams, SaturatedFat 0 grams, Sodium 274 milligrams, Sugar 0 grams
TARTINE BAKERY'S COUNTRY BREAD
Loaves made with a natural leaven keep for a week-one reason Chad Robertson, of San Francisco's legendary Tartine Bakery, prefers this time-honored technique. The resulting bread boasts a thick, burnished crust and a moist interior shot through with holes. Get the step-by-step guide where we break down how to make this delicious country bread. Recipe and image reprinted with permission from "Tartine Bread," by Chad Robertson, with photographs by Eric Wolfinger.
Provided by Martha Stewart
Yield Makes 2 loaves
Number Of Ingredients 10
- Make the starter: Mix white bread flour with whole-wheat flour. Place lukewarm water in a medium bowl. Add 315 grams flour blend (reserve remaining flour blend), and mix with your hands until mixture is the consistency of a thick, lump-free batter. Cover with a kitchen towel. Let rest in a cool, dark place until bubbles form around the sides and on the surface, about 2 days. A dark crust may form over the top. Once bubbles form, it is time for the first feeding.
- With each feeding, remove 75 grams; discard remainder of starter. Feed with 150 grams reserved flour blend and 100 grams warm water. Mix, using your hands, until mixture is the consistency of a thick, lump-free batter. Repeat every 24 hours at the same time of day for 15 to 20 days. Once it ferments predictably (rises and falls throughout the day after feedings), it's time to make the leaven.
- Make the leaven: The night before you plan to make the dough, discard all but 1 tablespoon of the matured starter. Feed with 200 grams reserved flour blend and the warm water. Cover with a kitchen towel. Let rest in a cool, dark place for 10 to 16 hours. To test leaven's readiness, drop a spoonful into a bowl of room-temperature water. If it sinks, it is not ready and needs more time to ferment and ripen. As it develops, the smell will change from ripe and sour to sweet and pleasantly fermented; when it reaches this stage, it's ready to use.
- Make the dough: Pour 700 grams warm water into a large mixing bowl. Add 200 grams leaven. Stir to disperse. (Save your leftover leaven; it is now the beginning of a new starter. To keep it alive to make future loaves, continue to feed it as described in step 2.) Add flours, and mix dough with your hands until no bits of dry flour remain. Let rest in a cool, dark place for 35 minutes. Add salt and remaining 50 grams warm water. Fold dough on top of itself to incorporate. Transfer to a medium plastic container or a glass bowl. Cover with kitchen towel. Let rest for 30 minutes.
- The dough will now begin its first rise (bulk fermentation), to develop flavor and strength. (The rise is temperature sensitive; as a rule, warmer dough ferments faster. Robertson tries to maintain the dough at 78 degrees to 82 degrees to accomplish the bulk fermentation in 3 to 4 hours.)
- Instead of kneading, Robertson develops the dough through a series of "folds" in the container during bulk fermentation. Fold dough, repeating every 30 minutes for 2 1/2 hours. To do a fold, dip 1 hand in water to prevent sticking. Grab the underside of the dough, stretch it out, and fold it back over itself. Rotate container one-quarter turn, and repeat. Do this 2 or 3 times for each fold. After the 3 hours, the dough should feel aerated and softer, and you will see a 20 to 30 percent increase in volume. If not, continue bulk fermentation for 30 minutes to 1 hour more.
- Pull dough out of container using a dough spatula. Transfer to a floured surface. Lightly dust dough with flour, and cut into two pieces using dough scraper. Work each piece into a round using scraper and 1 hand. Tension will build as the dough slightly anchors to the surface as you rotate it. By the end, the dough should have a taut, smooth surface.
- Dust tops of rounds with flour, cover with a kitchen towel, and let rest on the work surface for 20 to 30 minutes. Slip the dough scraper under each to lift it, being careful to maintain the round shape. Flip rounds flour side down.
- Line 2 medium baskets or bowls with clean kitchen towels; generously dust with flour. Using the dough scraper, transfer each round to a basket, smooth side down, with seam centered and facing up. Let rest at room temperature (75 degrees to 80 degrees), covered with towels for 3 to 4 hours before baking.
- Bake the bread:Twenty minutes before you are ready to bake the bread, preheat oven to 500 degrees, with rack in lowest position, and warm a 9 1/2-inch round or an 11-inch oval Dutch oven (or a heavy oven-proof pot with a tight-fitting lid).
- Turn out 1 round into heated Dutch oven (it may stick to towel slightly). Score top twice using a razor blade or a sharp knife. Cover with lid. Return to oven, and reduce oven temperature to 450 degrees. Bake for 20 minutes.
- Carefully remove lid (a cloud of steam will be released). Bake until crust is deep golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes more.
- Transfer loaf to a wire rack. It will feel light and sound hollow when tapped. Let cool.
- To bake the second loaf, raise oven temperature to 500 degrees, wipe out Dutch oven with a dry kitchen towel, and reheat with lid for 10 minutes. Repeat steps 11 through 13.
RUSTIC COUNTRY BREAD
- The day before making bread, place 3/4 cup spring water, 1/4 teaspoon bread machine yeast and 1 3/4 cup bread flour into pan of a bread machine. Select dough cycle and let knead for 5 minutes. Stop machine and let rise overnight.
- The next day, pour starter from bread machine pan into a non-metallic container. Reserve 1/3 cup for this recipe and freeze remainder for later use.
- In a large bowl, mix together 1/3 cup reserved starter, 1 cup spring water, 1/2 teaspoon yeast, 2 cups bread flour, whole wheat flour and salt. Select Dough Cycle; press Start. After 10 minutes, remove dough from machine and place in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with a damp towel and let rise until doubled, about 2 hours. Deflate dough and let rise again until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a round loaf. Place loaf on a baking sheet that has been sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Spray loaf with water and place in preheated oven. Spray loaf again every two minutes during the first 10 minutes of baking. Bake for 40 minutes, until bottom of loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 84.2 calories, Carbohydrate 17 g, Fat 0.4 g, Fiber 0.9 g, Protein 2.9 g, SaturatedFat 0.1 g, Sodium 49.5 mg, Sugar 0.1 g
COUNTRY WHITE BREAD
I usually make my favorite (Recipe #94990) but when I make white I use this recipe. I really like the color and flavor the eggs add to it. It makes excellent toast too.
Provided by Marg CaymanDesigns
Categories Yeast Breads
Yield 3 loaves
Number Of Ingredients 7
- Dissolve yeast in water in large bowl. (I usually add a pinch of sugar and wait for the yeast to foam but the original recipe didn't call for this step.).
- Add next 4 ingredients and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth.
- Stir in remaining flour.
- Knead 6-8 minutes.
- Let rise in greased bowl until double.
- Divide into 3 loaves; let raise again.
- Bake at 375°F for 25-30 minutes.
NO-KNEAD COUNTRY BREAD
This delicious and gorgeous loaf is part recipe, part science experiment, and part fun family project when you're all stuck in the house together looking for things to do. Even though it takes many, many hours, the texture you get is just incredible. Spread with butter and jam, if desired.
Provided by Chef John
Number Of Ingredients 5
- Place white bread flour, whole wheat bread flour, and yeast into a large mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon. Pour in cold water and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until a very wet, sticky dough comes together, about 3 minutes. Add the salt and mix another 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Cover with foil. Allow dough to rise at room temperature for 18 hours.
- Deflate the bubbly dough with a spatula by scraping down the sides of the bowl and folding the dough over itself, turning the bowl as you go around in a circular motion, about 12 times or so.
- Scrape the dough onto a very well-floured surface with a spatula. Sprinkle the surface of dough generously with flour. Generously flour hands and then roll and fold dough on the table until you've formed a round or oval loaf shape that has a smooth surface, 1 to 2 minutes. The dough is very sticky, so add more flour if you need. The shape doesn't really matter, but a smooth surface is the goal.
- Transfer to a Silpat®-lined baking sheet and let rise, uncovered, until doubled in size, about 2 hours. The dough will spread out more than rise up, but this is normal.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
- Make 1 shallow slash down the middle of the dough with a very sharp knife or razor, being careful not to deflate the dough too much; the slash is optional. Spray the surface of the loaf very lightly with plain water to help the crust form.
- Bake in the center of the preheated oven until nicely browned, about 30 minutes. Let cool on a rack before cutting.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 143.3 calories, Carbohydrate 28.9 g, Fat 0.8 g, Fiber 1.2 g, Protein 4.9 g, SaturatedFat 0.1 g, Sodium 241.9 mg, Sugar 0.3 g
Our daughter, Christy, loves baking this pretty braided bread with a hint of ginger. She has entered it in various 4-H competitions and enjoys teaching others how to make it.
Provided by Taste of Home
Yield 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Number Of Ingredients 10
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, butter, sugar, salt, ginger, eggs and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. , Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. , Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into six pieces. Shape each into a 12-in. rope. Braid three ropes; pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Repeat with remaining dough. , Place in two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. , Beat remaining egg; brush over dough. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts :
Fill the house with the aroma of freshly baked bread with this delicious artisan-style loaf
Provided by Emma Lewis
Categories Side dish, Snack
Yield Cuts into 10 slices
Number Of Ingredients 7
- First, make the starter. Tip the flour and yeast into a bowl. Pour over 200ml warm water, use a wooden spoon to mix together, then cover the bowl with a piece of oiled cling film. Leave in the fridge overnight, after which the dough should look fairly frothy and bubbly, with a sweet yeasty smell.
- Now make the bread. Tip the flour into a bowl along with the yeast and salt. Pour 150ml warm water and the yogurt into the starter mixture, stir until well combined, then pour this into the bowl with the flour. Use a spoon to bring the mixture together into a ball - this will take a couple of mins as the flour needs to absorb the water. Add another 50ml water if the dough feels tight.
- Tip out the dough onto a surface lightly dusted with flour. Push down and away, using the heel of your hand to stretch out the dough, then fold the outside edge back over itself to make a ball again. Twist the dough round a bit and start again. Keep kneading like this for about 10 mins, depending on how vigorous you are. When it's ready, the dough should feel slightly springy when touched and have a smooth surface when shaped into a ball. Alternatively, you can knead the dough for about 5 mins in a table-top mixer or food processor with a dough attachment.
- Lightly oil a large bowl and place the dough inside. Oil a piece of cling film, lay this loosely over the top, then leave in a warm, draught-free place until nearly trebled in size - this can take from 45 mins to about 1½ hrs. Remove the cling film and punch down the airy dough with your hand. Tip out onto your floured surface, knead a couple of times until smooth and the air has been knocked out, then lightly oil a large baking sheet. Shape the dough into a round ball and place on the sheet. Re-cover with the oiled piece of cling film and leave until doubled in size, about 1 hr.
- Heat oven to 230C/210C fan/gas 8. Place a roasting tin on the bottom shelf of the oven and carefully half-fill with boiling water from the kettle. Leave in the oven for 10 mins so it gets steamy. If your dough has spread, gently tuck the ends under to make a neat ball, then use a sharp knife to make a few slashes across the bread before lightly dusting with flour. Place the baking sheet on the top shelf of the oven and bake for 20 mins. Turn the heat down to 220C/200C fan/ gas 7, bake for 25 mins more, then take out of the oven. Tap the bottom of the loaf - it should sound hollow. Return to the oven for another 10 mins if not. Leave to cool on a wire rack. Great with a bowl of soup, as a chunky sandwich or, best of all, lightly toasted with some butter and jam.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 265 calories, Fat 2 grams fat, Carbohydrate 56 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 2 grams sugar, Fiber 2 grams fiber, Protein 9 grams protein, Sodium 1.02 milligram of sodium
RUSTIC COUNTRY BREAD
- In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast, milk, sugar, 1/4 cup semolina flour, whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup bread flour.
- Whisk until creamy and smooth.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature 12 to 24 hours.
- Place dough in a large bowl of a heavy-duty mixer fitted with a paddle.
- Add remaining yeast, water, salt, butter and 1 cup bread flour.
- Beat at medium speed 3 minutes, or until smooth.
- Add remaining flour at low speed, 1/2 cup at a time, until soft dough is formed.
- Dough will just clear sides of bowl.
- (Process can also be done by hand in a large bowl.) Switch to a dough hook and continue mixing about 3 to 4 minutes, adding flour 1 Tablespoon at a time.
- (If kneading by hand, turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead 5 to 7 minutes, adding flour 1 Tablespoon at a time as necessary.) Dough should barely hold its shape.
- Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until tripled, about 2 hours.
- Gently deflate dough, turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and form into a round ball or oblong loaf.
- Roll lightly in flour and place on a baking sheet sprinkled with semolina flour.
- (Or, place dough in a greased 12" x 5" x 3 1/2" loaf pan.) Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise until puffy, about 45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 475° for at least 30 minutes.
- Make a slit in top of loaf with a serrated knife.
- Bake at 475° for 10 minutes, 400° for 15 minutes, and 325° for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Loaf is done when slightly domed and browned.
- Cool on a rack.
- Makes 1 large loaf.
- Note: Dough can also be shaped into flatbread, breadsticks or rolls.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 2435.8, Fat 38.1, SaturatedFat 20.3, Cholesterol 85.5, Sodium 7108.3, Carbohydrate 449.3, Fiber 23.1, Sugar 38.9, Protein 71.2
More about "country bread recipes"
SIMPLE COUNTRY BREAD RECIPE (GF, DF, NUT-FREE) – …
TARTINE BASIC COUNTRY BREAD - KAREN'S KITCHEN STORIES
FRENCH-STYLE COUNTRY BREAD | KING ARTHUR BAKING
RUSTIC ITALIAN CRUSTY BREAD RECIPE VIDEO • CIAOFLORENTINA
FARMHOUSE WHITE BREAD RECIPE FOR A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY …
HOW TO MAKE A HOMEMADE ARTISAN COUNTRY LOAF BREAD …
TARTINE SOURDOUGH COUNTRY LOAF BREAD RECIPE
BEST COUNTRY BREAD RECIPES | FOOD NETWORK CANADA
3.1/5 (8)Category Bake,BreadServings 2Total Time 35 mins
EASIEST RUSTIC BREAD RECIPE EVER | SIMPLE & DELICIOUS! - SHELF …
COUNTRY BREAD - FLEISCHMANN'S YEAST
ROMANIAN COUNTRY BREAD RECIPE - ROMANIAN TARA PAINE
HEARTY COUNTRY BREAD RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE HEARTY COUNTRY BREAD …
COUNTRY GRAIN BREAD RECIPES | GOODTO
FARMHOUSE COUNTRY GRAIN LOAF | BAKING MAD
COUNTRY BREAD RECIPE
HOMEMADE COUNTRY BREAD - 30 DAYS OF GREEK FOOD
HOMEMADE COUNTRY WHITE BREAD RECIPE | SIMPLE IN THE COUNTRY
COUNTRY BREAD - TARTINE BAKERY
COUNTRY WHITE BREAD RECIPE - ONE DOLLAR KITCHEN
COUNTRY SEED BREAD | CANADIAN LIVING
COUNTRY BREAD RECIPES - NYT COOKING
COUNTRY LOAF | KING ARTHUR BAKING
COUNTRY BREAD | BREAD RECIPES | RECIPES | KENWOOD UK
CRISPY COUNTRY BREAD
COUNTRY BREAD – HEALTHY FOOD RECIPES – UNDIRECT
CLASSIC WHITE MICHE BREAD (COUNTRY BREAD) - MOMSDISH
COUNTRY BREAD - BAKEGOOD
AMISH COUNTRY BREAD - DINNERS, DISHES, AND DESSERTS
THE RECIPE | MY COUNTRY BREAD
IRISH COUNTRY BREAD RECIPE - ANDREW ZIMMERN | FOOD & WINE
THIS COUNTRY BREAD RECIPE IS FOR ALL OF YOU BEGINNER BAKERS WHO …
COUNTRY BREAD - TWO CUPS FLOUR
WELCOME | MY COUNTRY BREAD
COUNTRY WHITE SANDWICH BREAD RECIPE - BAKER BETTIE
SOFT COUNTRY FRENCH BREAD - BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD
GRANDMA’S COUNTRY WHITE BREAD - SWEET PEA'S KITCHEN
HOMEMADE COUNTRY BREAD RECIPE HOW TO MAKE REAL ARTISAN BREAD
COUNTRY BREAD, CITY BREAD - CHEF MICHAEL SMITH
#time-to-make #course #cuisine #preparation #healthy #breads #1-day-or-more #european #low-fat #vegan #vegetarian #dietary #low-cholesterol #low-saturated-fat #yeast #low-in-something
You'll also love