Rustic, Village bread from Greece

Perfect, rustic village bread sliced

Perfect, rustic village bread sliced

Rustic, Village bread from Greece

Baking bread as they do in the villages within Greece
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
rest & rise time 2 hours
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek

Ingredients
  

For the bread

  • 2 cups Warm water
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 4 cups flour organic, white bakers flour
  • Salt Pinch
  • Olive oil Spray

Instructions
 

What to do

  • Take your water and add the yeast. Gently wisk to mix
  • Make a well in the bowl with the flour, add the yeast water, some salt and mix
  • This is where you may have to add more flour. Keep doing so and kneed the dough
  • Once the dough is not too sticky, allow it to rest for 1-2 hours in a bowl, covered in a warm place if possible
  • When that's done, strech and sweep using dam fingers
  • Do this a couple of times and then place it in the bread basket. Score the top slightly and sprinkle flour on top
  • Cook in an oven for 45 minutes, either exposed or in a french oven. Take the lid off after 35 minutes to brown the top

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Notes

Note: This bread can be made with any kind of flour, and you may add fennel seeds, dried fruit, cinnamon or make it a sweet bread. I prefer it plain, and use this rustic bread to mop up my olive oil or add avocado on tip. It's so delicious!
Keyword bread, greek food, healthy, natural, wholesome

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