I have two kids and they are very active and I didn’t wanted to take that chance, hot oven (450F) and hot boiling water and two kids running around. So I was looking for some jugad (easy Solution). So instead of hot covered pot, I take out my trusty silicon circle pan, and for boiling water, I took rectangle aluminium tray and I heat it up oven and add boiling water in the tray and instructed my kids not to come in the kitchen, it was very hard since I told them that I am baking bread, it was very hard for them not to see what’s mumma’s making and how it works. Nothing happened , everything went fine, hubby and kids could not control them to cool off bread and half was done and my son told me I just love this bread, when are you making next one? so I said maybe next weekend. so will see , now I got the idea so will play with the ingredients too.
3 cups All Purpose flour, more for dusting
1/4 tsp. instant yeast
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1 and half cups of water
Step 1 :
In a large bowl, combine flour, yeast and salt . Add one cup water first, mix it and then add 1/2 cup more and stir with wooden spoon. Dough will be shaggy and sticky. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough rest at least 12 hours. More is better but 12 is good, at warm room temperature.
Step 2 :
Dough is ready when its surface is dotted with bubbles. Sprinkle flour at work surface and put the dough on it. Wet your hands and take the dough and take out all the air and make it smaller in size again. fold it once or twice, remember its no knead so don’t knead too much. Gently move the dough to the parchment paper. You can use kitchen towel too. But believe me, parchment works wonder. Cover and let it rise again for hour or so.
Step 3 :
Preheat the oven at 450 F. Now if you have Le Creuset Enameled cast iron ,You can use that. But I didn’t so I put loaf with parchment in my silicon pan. Meantime boil one cup of water in pan. And put my aluminium rectangle dish in oven so it gets warm up too. When my oven reached at 450, I slide my pan in the middle rack and take out my aluminium dish along with rack little out and pour that boiling water in it We need to create moisture in oven so it gets nice crust. Be very careful when you do this , keep kids out and cover the glass of oven with kitchen towel so if by mistake water drops on it , you don’t burn yourself.
Bake it for 30 minutes or till you get nice brown on it. Remove and let it cool on wire rack. Till then you have to wait but if you can not wait hey its your bread you can do whatever you want to do . Enjoy with delicious homemade white butter or your favorite butter or olive oil or dip in soup.
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