Laurie Colwin's Bread

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
YIELD: 1 loaf
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bread bowl mix the flours, salt, and germ.
  • Mix the yeast with the liquids. You may use more water than milk to equal 1 1/2 cups, if desired.
  • Pour the liquid into the flour and stir. The dough should not be dry or sticky, but tend to sticky. If too sticky, add a little more flour.
  • Knead the dough well, roll in flour, and put in a warm bow. Leave in a cool, draft-free place and go about your day.
  • When you get home, punch down the dough and knead it well. Roll again in flour and forget it until convenient.
  • Sometime later, punch dough down again. Give it a final kneading. Shape into a baguette, slash the top with four diagonal cuts, brush with water and let proof for a few minutes, if you have the time.
  • Bake at 450 for 30 minutes. Turn the oven to 425 and bake another 20 minutes.
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