Basic Boule Recipe from Annie Hart

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Basic Boule RecipeTotal time: 60 minsBasic Boule RecipeSummaryThis recipe is from a customer who sent us this beautiful picture with this caption:

“Oh my goodness, this was so delish! I used the artisanal bread in 5 minutes recipe. It is super easy. It loved the clay pot!”

— Annie, CA USA

We’re sharing it here so you too can enjoy it in your wonderful pots or pans.

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    Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1.5 Teaspoons Yeast
  • 1.5 Teaspoons Salt
  • 6.5 Cups Unsifted, Unbleached All-purpose flour or whole wheat flour
    Directions

  1. Prepare your pot. Sprinkle the surface of your refrigerated dough with four. Pull up and cut off a grapefruit-size piece of dough, using a serrated knife.
  2. Hold the mass of dough in your hands and add a little more flour as needed so it won’t stick to your hands. Gently stretch the surface of the dough around to the bottom on all 4 sides, rotating the ball a quarter-turn as you go.
  3. The correctly shaped final product will be smooth and cohesive. The entire process should take no more than 30 – 60 seconds.
  4. Rest the loaf and let it rise in the form, in the pot, for about 40 minutes.
  5. Twenty minutes before baking, preheat the oven to 200°F Place an empty broiler tray for holding water on any other shelf that won’t interfere with the rising bread.
  6. Dust and Slash. Dust the top of the loaf liberally with flour, which will allow the slashing knife to pass without sticking. Slash a quarter inch deep cross, diagonal lines, or tic-tac-toe pattern on top using a serrated knife.
  7. After a 20 min preheat you’re ready to bake, place the pot in the oven and raise temperature to 400F. Pour about 1 cup of hot water (from the tap) into the broiler tray and close the oven to trap the steam.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the crust is nicely browned and firm to the touch.

Yield4 1lb loaves

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“Oh my goodness, this was so delish! I used the artisanal bread in 5 minutes recipe. It is super easy. It loved the clay pot!”

— Annie, CA USA