Friday Night Baking In 3 Acts. Act 1 - One Hour Bread
Updated: Aug 21
One night 3 recipes baked. One Hour Bread, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Zucchini Bread.
I started off with the One Hour Bread.
I am always up for a challenge.
A blog that I follow and bake a lot of the recipes here on Friday Night Baking is An Italian in My Kitchen. The writer of that blog has another blog, Breads and Sweets. I got the newsletter today and there was a post for Homemade One Hour Bread.
Hey, I’ll give it a try.
Well, I have to say I was impressed. I was going to do the 18-hour no-knead recipe tonight, but I just saved myself 17 hours.
Very cool. I actually baked loaf of bread in less than 3 hours. I let the dough rise a bit more than the time in the recipe. I had a couple other things going on in the kitchen.
3 cups all purpose flour
3/4cup + 2 tablespoons water (lukewarm)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 3/4 teaspoons instant dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
In the stand-up mixer, whisk the flour and yeast.
Add the oil and then the water a little at a time while kneading with the hook attachment. When almost combined, add the salt and knead until smooth and compact, approximately 5-7 minutes.
Move to a lightly floured flat surface and form into the desired shape.
Place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet, loaf pan, or Dutch oven.
Cover the bread and let rise for 30-45 minutes in a warm draft-free area.
Pre-heat open to 425 ˚.
Place an empty pan on the bottom of the oven while preheating.
Add a cup of hot water to the pan, score the bread, then place on the middle rack in the oven, bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 190F.
Immediately move to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.
It seems like a very dense loaf. We are having a Caprese Salad with Steak on Sunday night. I think this will be the prefect bread to serve.