This is an easy recipe that my friend Benny's wife, Rufina, gave me and that I tried over the week end. It is easy but a bit long because of the time needed for the fermentation process that gives this bread such a distinct taste.
- 3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon yeast
- 1 1/2 cup of water
Making the bread:
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and knead until obtaining a firm dough.
Cover with a kitchen towel and let stand for 12 to 18 hours.
On a slightly floured surface, fold the dough 2 to 3 times. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
Generously flour a kitchen towel and put the dough on it. Shape the dough the way you would like your bread to be shaped. Put some more flour on top of the dough and cover with another kitchen towel. Let stand for 2 more hours.
Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Put the dough on an aluminum foil and cover with another aluminum foil sheet. Put in the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
Then remove the aluminum foil that was on top and continue to cook for another 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Et voila! It will give you a bread similar to what you would buy in a bakery with a fantastic crunchy crust!
Enjoy (I did)!
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