Easy Village Bread
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: Turkish
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An easy No-Knead bread. Like the village ladies, I find it very handy to actually use a dedicated plastic bowl (washing-up bowl) for the job. It is shallow and big enough to really get some action going in your arm as you mix it all up.
  • 3¼ cups tepid water
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 6½ cups plain flour
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  1. In a large bowl sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and sugar.
  2. To check that yeast is still fresh and active, wait 10 minutes for frothing to occur. If you know the yeast is fresh continue on to next step without waiting.
  3. Add flour and salt and work into a dough.
  4. Once it gets too thick, tip it onto the counter if your bowl is too restrictive. Continue mixing.
  5. When all combined, add the olive oil and mix through.
  6. This bread does not need to be kneaded.
  7. Leave to stand for 4 hours of preferably overnight.
  8. The next day gently shape it into a loaf or small rolls, whichever you want and place it on either a greased tray or a silicone sheet lining the baking tray.
  9. Leave to rise another 4 hours and place in an oven preheated to 220C for around 20 minutes.
  10. The key is to watch the colour and remove once it is a deep golden colour.
  11. Remove from the tray after 5 mins, if left any longer, the bottom might go soggy.
Recipe by Seasonal Cook In Turkey at http://seasonalcookinturkey.com/village-bread/