Our Daily Bread in a Crock - Weekly Make and Bake Rustic Bread Recipe

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Our Daily Bread in a Crock - Weekly Make and Bake Rustic Bread
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  • 24 fl oz hand warm water
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried fast rising yeast (or, 1 oz fresh yeast, added to a little warm water with 1 tsp sugar.)
  • 2 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 3/4 lbs unbleached white bread flour (6 1/2 us c u ps)


  1. Pour the warm water into a large mixing bowl - the water should be tepid or hand warm - NOT too hot, as it will kill the yeast.
  2. Add the yeast to the water and then the salt, mix well.
  3. Add ALL the flour and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon or a dough hook until all the ingredients are amalgamated - NO need to over knead.
  4. Leave the bread dough in the mixing bowl and cover loosely - I use a shower cap to cover my dough! (That is NOT used as a shower cap anymore, I hasten to add!).
  5. Allow to prove for 2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  6. The dough can now be stored in the fridge or you can use the dough to make a loaf of bread immediately.
  7. If baking a loaf of bread now, pre-heat the oven and place a baking sheet or pizza tray in there. Tear off a large ball, about the size of a small melon, and knead it for about 1 minute with floured hands and on a floured board, Shape it as desired (Rolls, Boule, Baguette or Bannette) or place it in a greased and floured loaf tin. Allow to prove and rise for a further 20 to 30 minutes. Slash the surface with a sharp serrated knife if you wish, see photos. You can add a glaze or special finish at this point.
  8. Bake at 225C/450F for 30 minutes or until well risen, brown and the loaf sounds hollow when it is tapped on the underside. (If you wish, you can add a bowl of boiling water as soon as you put the bread into the oven – this steams and bakes the loaf to give a good chewy texture and keeps the inside moist.).
  9. Remove the bread when baked and cool on a cooling rack. Serve warm with butter, cheese, jam, hams and cold cuts, or slice when cool for sandwiches. Also wonderful when toasted the next day.
  10. Store the excess dough in the mixing bowl, loosely covered, in the fridge or somewhere cool until needed – this will keep for 2 weeks, but I find it has all gone by 7 to 10 days! This amount of dough will make between 4 and 5 loaves of bread, depending on the shape and amount of dough you use.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 548.4 Kcal (2296 kJ)
Calories from fat 26.72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.97g 5%
Sodium 971.92mg 40%
Potassium 148.62mg 3%
Total Carbs 110.38g 37%
Dietary Fiber 3.49g 14%
Protein 19.32g 39%
Iron 6.1mg 34%
Calcium 22.9mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 352.35 Kcal (1475 kJ)
Calories from fat 17.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.91g 5%
Sodium 624.46mg 40%
Potassium 95.49mg 3%
Total Carbs 70.92g 37%
Dietary Fiber 2.24g 14%
Protein 12.41g 39%
Iron 3.9mg 34%
Calcium 14.7mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.5
  • 14

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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