So I needed something really simple to make for my blog because I was tired from a trip that I just got back from.So I decided to make bread.To my suprise bread is a lot more complex than I thought.
To make it you will need: 2 and 1/2 to 3 cups of all purpose flour,1 tablespoon active dry yeast,1 tablespoon sugar,and,cornmeal.
Pour 1 cup of the flour in a mixer along with the yeast.
In a saucepan,heat 1 and 1/4 cup water,the sugar,and 3/4 teaspoon salt till warm.(115°-120°)stirring to dissolve the sugar.
Add to the dry mixture in a mixer
Beat at low speed for 1/2 a minute
Beat for 3 minutes on high in the mixer
add in the remaining flour in sections to make a soft dough
shape into a ball
Place into a greased bowl
cover the bowl with plastic wrap
Let rose until it is about double the size about an hour
in the center of the dough punch down once and cover it again with the plastic wrap
Let rest for 10 minutes
Grease a 1 quart casserole tin and sprinkle it with cornmeal
place the dough in the casserole tin even it out
Sprinkle cornmeal on top
Cover with plastic wrap until it rises( about 30-45 minutes)
bake at 400°F for 40 to 45 minutes