Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Whole Wheat Artisan Bread....

Makes 3 loaves!
I love crunchy, chewy Artisan Bread!
But I refuse to pay $3 for a big lump of white flour in a paper sack!
Its too easy and too frugal!

3 cups warm water
1 T yeast
-dissolve yeast in water
1T salt
6 cups Whole Wheat flour

Mix well, leave dough to the moist side.
Dust pan with stone ground cornmeal or whole wheat flour.
(If baking all 3 loaves, section into thirds. If baking one, pinch off 1/3 and place the rest in a loose-fitting container with a lid and refrigerate.)
Allow to rise for 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 450 with baking stone (if you have one, if not, bake on pan).

Brush loaf with:1/4 cup water with 1/4 t cornstarch beaten in.
Score bread with jagged edged knife. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Simply sprinkle lightly with flour before scoring.

Place pan of hot water on lower rack.
Slide onto hot baking stone once oven is preheated.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Chewy! Yum!

***I love to serve a loaf of this on a bread plate and pass it around so each child can 'break the bread'.
****This recipe can be used as those in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, where you can use one third and store the rest in the fridge in a non-airtight container.


Ginger said...

This recipe sounds great, but I'm missing what to do with the 1/4 cup water and 1/4 tsp cornstarch; is it brushed over the bread?

Donna said...

Yes Ginger!
Sorry, I'll fix that! ;-)

Dena @PJ'sAllDay said...

Thanks! I'll try this.