Saturday, April 4, 2020

No-Knead Sandwich Bread

No-Knead Loaf Has a Soft Crumb
Isolate and bake. COVID Inspired. April 3, 2020.
Adapted from

250 ml warm water + 150 ml cool water
1 t active dry yeast
1 T sugar
2 t kosher salt
525 g all-purpose flour plus extra for dusting
1 T vegetable oil
In a large bowl, add warm water (110 F, 43 C), sugar, salt, and sprinkle on yeast. Stir slowly with a stick or spoon handle. After 5 minutes, add the cool water. Stir in the flour, and when incorporated, add the oil, turning the dough over a few times to combine. Cover with plastic film and proof 4 hours in a warm place (about 80 F, 27 C). An oven with the light on is ideal. With the stick, degas, pull, stretch, and fold the dough, sprinkling flour on the outside to prevent sticking. Tip it into a greased 5x9 metal loaf pan and cover with plastic film. Proof a second time for about another hour, until dough rises an inch above the rim. Brush the top generously with olive oil, and bake in a preheated 400 F (200 C) oven for 40 minutes or until top is browned. Turn the loaf out onto a wire rack and let cool before slicing.