Bread making in a tiny home!
finally I got around to post a new blog post about my bread, you can find a lot of different techniques about bread making, But you found find many tips out there to making it in a tiny home on wheels.
So here we go...
you will need:
3 cups of flour ( I use unbleached, brands change all the time, depending what I can get my hands on, my go to is King Arthurs)
1 3/4 cups of warm water (not hot, it will kill the yeast)
1 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of yeast
Add everything together in a big container mix with hand or spoon. Cover loosely with saran wrap, towel or beeswax wraps (basically whatever you got) put it in a place where its not drafty and forget about it for at least 11-18 hours. It will be rather a sticky dough.
It will look something like this. I've experimented with all kids of different flours, and honestly this recipe works best with white unbleached flour, even better bread flour.
If you chose to use whole wheat, spelt or anything else the bread wont rise as much. But what I do sometimes I add seeds (puppy seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas) about a hand-full.
Once the dough is ready, it should have doubled in size, transfer it onto lightly floured surface, than simply fold in the dough from all four sides slightly stretching it. I use my regular big kitchen knife, its little better than just by hand. One of these days I will have a scraper, which works the best!
Once you fold all four sides flour the dough just a little on top and flip it, using your hands you will form the dough into something like the photo above, just keep doing it until you will get a fairly soft ball looking like loaf. Keep rotating the dough in circles as the top will stretch little bit and this technique forms air pockets inside.
I bake my bread in two cast iron pans, you can use dutch-oven, or anything really thats oven proof, hold heat pretty well, and is tall enough to let the bread grow.
Preheat your oven to 450 with your pans or duch-oven inside you want that thing to get really hot. It can take up to 30 min to really preheat but thats good, because it gives your breat time to rest after you were forming it. Bake it with the top on for 30 min then uncover and cook for additional 30 min you want that skin to be nice and brown.
Bon Apetit ✌🏼