CRUSTY ITALIAN BREAD

Would you like to know how to make a homemade recipe for Italian crusty bread with a soft, airy, open crumb and a fragrant crust, just as you would eat it if you were in Italy? For quick and simple homemade crusty bread, here is the basic bread dough.

All you need is a few basic spices, a mixing bowl, and a few hours of leavening. We’re going to teach you how to slice the dough into loaves and how to make them cook properly. The outcome will surprise you!

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE 2 LOAVES:

• 4 Cups.Of bread flour.

• 1+1/3 Cups.Of warm water.

• 1 Tbsp.Of brown sugar.

• 2+1/4 tsp.Of yeast.

• 1+1/2 tsp.Of salt.

• 1+1/2 tsp.Of olive oil.

Directions:

• Step 1: In a mixing bowl, add warm water, yeast, and brown sugar. Stir and let stand until it starts to bubble and foam a little for a couple of minutes.

• Step 2: Incorporate olive oil and salt. Mix then eventually incorporate the flour. You ought to apply plenty of it to get the dough off the sides of the tub. You want to mix it for a couple of minutes with that dough hook.

Cover and allow the dough to rise for about 30 minutes until it has doubled.

Punch the dough and cut it into two and form two loaves.

• Step 3: Using a moist cloth to cover and let rise until doubled.

• Step 4: Set the oven’s temperature to 375°F.

• Step 5: Then beat together, an egg, and one tablespoon of water.

Step 6: Using the egg mixture, brush the raised loaves.

With a small knife, make a single long swift cut down the middle of the

loaves.

• Step 7: Here’s the key now. In a shallow pan, put at least 1 cup of hot water and place it on the rack below the bread. The steam would perfectly make the crust shift.

Step 8: During cooking, you will need to add a little more water. You don’t want to make it evaporate.

• Step 9: When you tap them, bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the loaves turn golden brown and sound hollow.

• Step 10: Remove from the pan and let the racks cool. I still like to brush the hot crust with butter!

You’re going to have a crisp, delicious and moist home-made bread that stays soft for days, perfect even for freezing. Worthy of the most famous bakeries! ENJOY IT!!

Jamaican banana bread

Literally, looks like the perfect loaf with the perfect consistency !! Well, this fantastic Jamaican banana bread is a great way to B

TO MAKE THIS RECIPE YOU’LL NEED THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS :

  • White flour: 1 cup
  • Whole wheat flour: 1 cup
  • Bananas: 3 (mashed)
  • Eggs: 2
  • Olive oil: 5/16 cup
  • Liquid milk: 1/4 cup
  • Baking powder: 2 teaspoons
  • Salt: a pinch
  • Soft cinnamon: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Nutmeg powder
  • Raisins: 1/2 cup
  • Pine nuts: 1/2 cup
  • Chocolate chips, bittersweet: 1/2 cup
  • Sugar: 3/4 cup
  • Molasses or maple syrup: 1/4 cup

LET’S MAKE IT :

STEP 1 :
Firs of all, make sure to soak the pine nuts and raisins in a cup of boiling or very hot water for 30 minutes or more. Now that is ready to be mixed, make sure to drain the water using a sieve.

STEP 2 :
In the bowl of an electric mixer, put all kinds of flour, salt, baking powder, spices and sugar together, and mix until all the dry ingredients are combined, about 30 seconds.

STEP 3 :
You can then pick a small bowl and place in eggs, oil, grape molasses or maple syrup, milk and mashed banana. You’ll want to add this mixture to the dry mixture in an electric mixer, and mix until the two mixtures are well mixed. Immediately add filtered raisins, pine nuts and chocolate chips.

STEP 4 :
Once done, pour the mixture into a baking sheet covered tray. And please place the tray in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for about 44 to 55 minutes. Afterwards, place a barbecue stick in the center of the cake. That’s right, if it comes out dry, then your cake is done. The trick is to serve bread cold.

INDIAN FRYBREAD

INGREDIENTS :
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons powdered milk
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 cup shortening
Extra flour to flour your hands

INSTRUCTIONS :
Put flour in bowl, add baking powder, salt and powdered milk.
Mix in warm water to form dough.
Cover hands in flour
Knead dough by hand until soft but not sticky. Cover with a cloth and let stand for 15 minutes.
Shape dough into balls about 2 inches across then flatten by patting and stretching the dough.
Melt shortening about an inch deep in frying pan. When hot put dough in pan. Fry one side till golden brown, then turn and fry the other.
Can be topped with honey, powdered sugar, etc. You can also make it savory by topping with cooked sausage, or fried egg…. Enjoy!

Source: Allrecipes.com