Sundays are
for cooking

I just love to have my home filled with the smell of baking pie or muffins or this time bread. For the first time I’ve tried to make my own bread. My choise – italian chiabatta. I must say – only with flour, water and leaven you can make miracles. Divine crust and soft inside. I envy myself our italian dinner…

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First you need to prepare the leaven.

  • 150 ml of water
  • 1/2 tea sp. of dry yeast
  • 3 table sp. of warm milk
  • 1/4 tea sp. of sugar/honey
  • 150 g of flour

Stir the yeast into the milk and water and leave it for 5 minutes. Put the sugar and flour. Stir it well and leave it overnight (at least for 12 hours).

Bread dough:

  • 1/2 tea sp. of dry yeast
  • 250 ml of water
  • 1/2 table sp. of olive oil
  • 350 g of flour
  • 1 tea sp. of salt

Stir the yeast into the water, leave it for 5 minutes. Mix the leaven you made yesterday and this water together.  Put the oil and stir it well. Then put the flour and the salt. Stir it fast for 5 minutes to make as much bubbles as you can. Then leave it for at least 3 hours to rise. You don’t need to knead, just wait till the yeast will do the job. Form the loaf (better two). Wet your hands and use some flour on the wooden board – the dough is stubborn. Leave the loaf for 20 minutes. And then put it in the 220 C oven for 30 minutes.

Don’t forget to buy some mozzarella, olives, prosciutto and vine (don’t buy Italian vine).

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