Roses Hearth Bread (from the flour bag)
For a while I have wanted to do the bread off of the flour bag I have used so many of. It seems like a simple enough recipe and I followed it pretty much to the letter with just a couple exceptions I will detail.
My main problem with this recipe is that Rose doesn't say a word about water temperature which would alter your experience considerably. Knowing this is important, I used 78F water and the resultant dough was 76F. The ferment time of 1 hour was a little short but at 1:20 I had a nice double. I did use Agave instead of honey and I'm anxious to taste it. This is a straight mix with no additions that she suggests at the end. I didn't see her add in's until I was past mixing so maybe next time. I had to get out a magnifying glass to read the fractions on the bag. A sign of advanced maturity!
The mix is 3-1/2C of bread flour and 1/4 C of WW with 1 tsp of honey and 1-1/2 C water.
I use Better for Bread which is the Harvest King Bread flour from last year for all my breads that call for AP or bread flour. The taste is terrific, inexpensive and widely available.
This bread has a pretty good flavor considering how short the fermentation time was. I started this morning at 7:00AM and we are eating it at 1:30 PM. I'm sure it would be more complex flavor with a preferment but this isn't bad at all. Still 1000% better than anything you can buy. Thanks Rose!