Yesterday we bought some sliced turkey for a nice sandwich today. This morning I realized I didn’t really want turkey on white, so as there was some whole wheat flour left over I decided to make a loaf of bread before we went to vote at 9am. Paul Hollywood’s simple recipe uses only one bowl (the stand mixer bowl) and it extremely easy.
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As I started to build the sandwich Fran asked for sliced tomato on it too. It was then I realized I also had some romaine lettuce ready to be harvested from out winter garden, so I went out and selected some from several of the plants. Ultimately, we ended up home made bread, home grown lettuce and store bought tomatoes and turkey. Not bad for Election Day 2016.

 

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup white bread flour
  • scant 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sale
  • 1 oz yeast
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Directions

  1. Mix flours, salt, yeast and butter in the stand mixer bowl
  2. Slowly add the water, mixing on slow with the dough hook
  3. Once the ingredients are mixed knead with the dough hook for about 7 minutes
  4. If after 7 min the dough is still sticky add more flour, a tablespoon at a time, until it is smooth and no longer sticky.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a tea towel and put in a warn, draft free place, like the microwave. It was a little cool this morning so I heated a mug of water to boiling and left it in, with the microwave off, for the one hour rest.
  6. As we were making sandwiches I form the dough into a loaf shape instead of the typical round loaf that Paul prefers.
  7. Preheat the over to 450 F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Cut a slash down the middle of the loaf and dust the top with flour.
  9. Bake 30-45 min until brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
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