1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon (or package) yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
3-4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Dissolve the yeast and sugar into the warm water. Stir in the flour and salt and knead briefly. Divide into four pieces and roll into thick ropes. Twist two together and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the other two pieces of dough. Let rise for 30 minutes, if desired. Place in oven preheated to 425°.
Pour 3-4 cups of ice cubes in the bottom of the oven and immediately close the door. (Apparently, this is the "secret" ingredient!) Bake for 15-18 minutes.
|See the ice cubes at the bottom of the oven?|
11/29/2016 - Tried half recipe (so one loaf) with basically 3/4 cup wheat flour, 3/4 cup white flour, and 1/2 cup oat flour. Put the ice cubes in a cake pan.