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Not crucial if you can’t find any, but adds a nice earthiness and rusticity to your breads.
The shape and look of your bread depends on these baskets. With or without the linen, your call!
Rustic Bread Loaf Recipe
500 g Bread or AP flour (be adventurous!)
350 g water (room temp or slightly above)
16 g salt
1 g active dry yeast
Mix dry ingredients and whisk, slowly add your water and mix in container. Knead on countertop for 2-3 minutes. Cover and proof for 10-12 hours at room temp.
Remove proofed dough and perform fold/ shape/ ball. Let rest for 30 minutes.
Fold dough ball again and place seams side up into banneton basket. Cover loosely and put into fridge for 10-12 hours.
Pre-heat baking steel at 450 degrees for 1 hour with lava rocks in pie pan on bottom of oven. Remove dough from fridge at this time.
Place dough out of basket onto parchment paper. Using your Lame/knife gently slice bread.
Open oven and pour/spray 1-1.5 cups of cold water on hot lava rocks. Launch bread onto steel and close oven. (*Steam burns so be careful!)
After 20 minutes, open oven and place the bread on top of 3 Baking Steel bracelets.
Cook for additional 15-20 minutes or until desired color is reached.
Remove and cool bread on top of bracelets as too not steam the underside fo the bread. Let cool completely (2hrs+) before slicing.
Simple Rustic Bread Loaf