Farmhouse Perfection: The Ultimate Loaf Recipe For Your Homestead

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Classic Farmhouse Loaf

Ingredients:

– 500g strong white bread flour
– 10g salt
– 7g fast-action yeast
– 320ml lukewarm water
– 1 tbsp olive oil

Steps:

Perfect Bread - Super Soft White Farmhouse Loaf :  Steps (with
Perfect Bread – Super Soft White Farmhouse Loaf : Steps (with

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
2. In a separate bowl, dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water and let it sit for 5 minutes until frothy.
3. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the yeast mixture and olive oil.
4. Mix until a dough forms, then knead on a floured surface for 10-15 minutes until smooth and elastic.
5. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours until doubled in size.
6. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
7. Punch down the dough and shape it into a loaf.
8. Place the loaf on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and let it rise for another 30 minutes.
9. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and hollow sounding when tapped on the bottom.
10. Let the loaf cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.

Garlic and Herb Farmhouse Loaf

Ingredients:

– 500g strong white bread flour
– 10g salt
– 7g fast-action yeast
– 320ml lukewarm water
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 tbsp fresh herbs (such as rosemary, thyme, or parsley), chopped

Steps:

1. Follow the steps for the Classic Farmhouse Loaf recipe until step 4.
2. Mix in the minced garlic and chopped herbs before kneading the dough.
3. Continue with the remaining steps as outlined in the Classic Farmhouse Loaf recipe.
4. Enjoy the fragrant and flavorful Garlic and Herb Farmhouse Loaf with your favorite spreads or as a side to soups and salads.