There is a health argument against grains. It’s probably a good one. But there will always be a time and place in my life for hot delicious bread, and when that times comes, I will fill it with THIS!
Not only is this loaf fancy in its crunchy outside and quite fabulous looking shape, but it is also pretty much the yummiest bread around. Simplicity at its most delectable. What’s lovely about it is that my kids can not just helpmake this bread, but my 3.5 year old can pretty much make it on her own, (with some kneading help because her knuckles really are quite small 🙂 ) as it’s a super simple recipe!
What you need
- 1.5 tbsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 3/4 cups warm water, plus more if needed
- 5 cups (about 625g) flour. I use bread flour (strong flour), but plain flour will also work, I just find it’s a bit denser. French rustic flour also works well too! You might need a bit more, and definitely a few more tbsp for sprinkling
- 1 tbsp salt
- You’ll also need a cast iron pot or bread cloche, or dutch oven.
I’m making this with my two girls, aged 16 months and 3.5 years.