This is the MOST requested recipe on my site…I get at least 10 messages/day requesting the recipe so finally…here it is for all 354,000 of you! There are tons of
fancier, more professional ways to make bread and this technique can be credited to my Chef/Profesor from baking/pastry classes (so stop yelling at me in the YouTube comments 🙂 Haha, enjoy and let me know if you try it out!
3 1/4C King Arthur bread flour
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1 1/2C water, room temp
1T extra virgin olive oil
In a big bowl mix with a spoon the flour, salt, sugar and yeast. Pour in the water. Pour in the olive oil. Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Flour your kitchen counter (Baking = making a mess, who cares? Clean up later!) Drop the dough onto the floured surface. Cut in half and grab two bowls that are dusted with flour. Put each bread piece in a bowl and put a blanket over each of them. Let them take a nap for 1 hour.
Take the blankets off the bread and fold the tops and bottoms (see video). When done folding, put the bread back in its bowl with a blanket. Let nap for another hour.
Preheat oven to 450*F. Repeat the folding/napping process above once more.
Dust a baking sheet with flour and a drizzle of olive oil. Stretch bread out the whole length of the pan. Bake at 450*F 30 mins, splash with water every 5 mins.
Slice and enjoy! Xoxo