Rustic Country Bread - Standing Mixer Version

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Rustic Country Bread - Standing Mixer Version

Why This Recipe Works

For our rustic country bread recipe, we decided to use a sponge starter, left to ferment and then combined with additional flour, water, and other ingredients. We soon learned that dough with a high water content produces a chewier texture....

Why This Recipe Works

For our rustic country bread recipe, we decided to use a sponge starter, left to ferment and then combined with additional flour, water, and other ingredients. We soon learned that dough with a high water content produces a chewier texture. So we ended up with a wet dough, which was tricky to work with but resulted in the rough, chewy, and substantial loaf we were looking for. For a finishing touch to our rustic country bread recipe, we added whole wheat and rye flours to the ingredients because they contribute to this bread's full flavor.

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Rustic Bread at HomeSeason 3, Ep. 321

Real country bread, the kind made by an artisan and never found at the supermarket, is a thing of beauty. We wanted to develop a recipe that was every bit as good as the best country loaves but that w...