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Cocotte bread

Cocotte bread

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Cocotte bread is a bread baked in a cocotte (casserole dish). The white is very soft, the crust is lovely golden brown, a bread just perfect such as the one coming from the baker!

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Cocotte bread

Ingredients

  • 500g organic plain flour or a mix of 300g plain flour and 200g whole flour
  • 350ml warm water
  • 1,5 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 20g fresh yeast

PREPARATION

  • Mix baker’s yeast in 50 ml of warm water (from the 350ml) . Let stand 10 to 15 minutes until bubbles appear .
  • In a bowl mix the flour, salt and sugar. Make a well in center and pour the yeast and the remaining water .

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  • Mix quickly with a wooden spoon. The dough should be sticking and lumpy.

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  • Sprinkle with flour and cover with a cloth and let it grow for 1h30 .

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Pain cocotte

  •  After this time, flour a work surface and knead the bread quickly. Round the dough.

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  • Place the dough in a cocotte (casserole dish) covered with parchment paper.

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  • Let grow 35 minutes more with the cover before to put into a cold oven for 1h at 250°. When cooked, let cool the bread on a grill.
  • You can take out the bread from the cocotte 5 minutes before the end and continue to bake it for the last 5 minutes on a grill. The bread will be crusty.

Pain cocotte

Pain cocotte

You can add some seeds: sunflower, pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds, linseeds… during the first mix.

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Pain cocotte

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