French Boule master bread recipe, this basic bread dough recipe is used as the basis for other recipes from the book.
This Master Boule Master Bread Recipe is made from a five minutes a day for fresh-baked bread technique, creating a moist-and-chewy-on-the-inside dough and a crispy crust on the outside.
Master Boule Bread Recipe
(Artisan Free-Form Loaf)
3 cups lukewarm water
1 1/2 tbsp granulated yeast (1 1/2 packets)
1 1/2 tbsp coarse kosher or sea salt
6 1/2 cups unsifted, unbleached, all-purpose white flour
Cornmeal for pizza peel
Makes 4 1-pound loaves.
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Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François (Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, LLC, Copyright 2007). The MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors whole-heartedly offer a big fat stamp of approval to this incredible cookbook, which proves hands-down that there is enough time in life for baking, and that baking at home can save you hundreds every year. The recipes reprinted here give you just a taste of the numerous treats you’ll be able to create — deftly! — by mastering one simple technique. Check it out for all kinds of troubleshooting tips and many more mouthwatering recipes (Almond Cream Pastry, Chocolate-Raisin Babka or Homemade Beignets, anyone?).
See the step-by-step instructions to make the Master French Boule Recipe here: Five Minutes a Day for Fresh-Baked Bread.