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Chef John’s Rustic Italian Corn Bread

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Chef John’s Rustic Italian Corn Bread



Ingredients :

  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ cup bread flour
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • ⅛ teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 2 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • or as needed
  • Methods :

  • Stir warm water, 1/2 cup bread flour, yeast, and sugar together in a bowl. Let stand until the yeast softens and forms a creamy mixture, about 40 minutes.
  • Mix 1/2 cup cornmeal, olive oil, and salt into yeast mixture. Gradually add bread flour to yeast mixture until a dough pulls together.
  • Knead dough on a lightly floured work surface until smooth and elastic, 10 to 12 minutes. Place dough in a large, lightly-oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a 14-inch wide rectangle. Roll dough, starting from the long-end, into a loaf, finishing seam-side down.
  • Dust a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon cornmeal. Place loaf on baking sheet, cover with a dry towel, and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Place a shallow pan of water on the lower rack of the oven.
  • Cut a 1/2-inch deep slash down the center of the loaf.
  • Bake in preheated oven until the top is golden brown and the bottom of loaf sounds hollow when tapped, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
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