today, though, I was able to make a loaf for dinner at a friend's home this evening. I'm hoping for a delicious bread to take over to enjoy with home made pasta. we spiced up a rather simple recipe with some garlic and rosemary.
we are hoping it doesn't suck.
The recipe was adapted from Food.com
1 cup water, warmed
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 whole egg whites
2 tablespoons cornmeal
- Add into bread machine container, warmed water, olive oil, sugar, yeast. Let yeast foam a bit.
- Dump in flour (start with 2 1/2 cups); add salt on top of flour.
- When the machine beeps to "Add", I added a tbsp rosemary and garlic. I really wanted a garlic flavor, but was out of fresh garlic. Powder it was.
- Turn on bread machine to dough setting. Watch for the first bit and add flour as needed to get a good dough. (elastic and not sticky).
- Get cookie sheet ready by lightly oiling with olive oil and sprinkle on cornmeal.
- Form dough into loaf and set on cookie sheet with tea towel to cover until doubled in size.
- Preheat oven to 375*F.
- Cut slits diagonally in loaf with sharp knife. Brush with egg white.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and when you knock the bottom of bread it sounds hollow.
One thing I did before baking was sprinkle flour over the rosemary on top. I read that it will keep it from burning. I also don't have a brush yet, so I had to spoon egg white on to the bread. It came out a bit uneven. I cooked for the full 25 minutes. It smells divine. Taste is yet to be determined....I'll let you know after we cut it at dinner.