Greek Country Style Bread Recipe

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Greek Country Style Bread Recipe

This Greek Country Style Bread recipe is still baked in outdoor wood-burning ovens. This recipe will make 2 loaves of bread. Be sure to have this bread with our great Greek Lentil Soup.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1/2 cup rye flour
  • 2 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  • In a small bowl dissolve the yeast in warm water (105-115 degrees) and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes to activate the yeast.
  • In a stand mixer, mix in the remaining ingredients, mixing until the dough starts to come together.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and knead only long enough to bring the dough together.
  • Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Punch down and divide the dough in half and form into rounds to make 2 loaves.
  • Place several inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets and cover. Allow the loaves to rise for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. With a sharp knife make 2 slashes in one direction and 2 slashes crossing those slashes. (#)
  • Place in oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until browned and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.

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