Sunday, January 18, 2015

Recipe - Albanian Bread

There is nothing so awesome as homemade bread.  I probably make bread about twice a week.  I wouldn't call it a lot of work as most of the time is the bread rising.

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I doubled this recipe.  Feel free to halve it, but why?  The more bread the merrier!

Bread, Albanian Style

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 T dry yeast
  • 2 t sugar
  • 2 T salt
  • 3 T oil
  • 9 cups flour, maybe more

Directions:

  1. Put the yeast in warm water and let sit for about five minutes.
  2. Add in the sugar, salt and oil and mix well with a spoon then let sit another couple of minutes.
  3. Add four cups of flour and mix in well then start adding a cup at a time, mixing well.
  4. Kneed it!  This activates the gluten.  Get it into a nice ball.  Then let it rise for about 90 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  5. Oil two 8 inch circle baking pans or one big cookie sheet.
  6. Make into 16 to 18 balls and put into the pan(s).  Let this rise at least a half hour.
  7. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes.

Serve as it is, with butter or with a stew.

Reference:

https://albaniancuisine.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/homemade-bread/ 

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