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I’m reading Richard Flanagan’s And What Do You Do, Mr Gable? at the moment* and in it there’s a short essay called ‘Bread’ which was originally published in The Age. He talks about his memories of bread baking, dating back to when he was a child. At the end also is a recipe called ‘The Flanatta’ – like a ciabatta – and is, like he says, simple and needs no kneading. This recipe is what I followed.
It’s not something you can knock up quickly because using cold water instead of warm slows the proving time. I left mine to rise for almost 24 hours. It’s a nice 4-Ingredient recipe too (plain flour, cold water, salt, yeast).
And by God it was worth it.
I knew we were on a winner when I cut off a slice after it had cooled down to take to Adam to taste. Normally he does so with a due sense of caution – remember, my experiments have not all been successful – but this time, within seconds, his eyes widened with surprise.
“This is amazing.”
I ate mine in my favourite way to eat fresh bread: with a good scraping of butter and some honey on top.
I didn’t need any fancy equipment either, just a really really really hot oven, a casserole pot with a lid, and about twenty seconds arm work to bring the dough together.
*I’ll write more on what I’m reading at the moment next week.
This is week seventeen of the 1 recipe a week for a year ‘living list’ challenge. (17/52)
Karen Andrews is the creator of Miscellaneous Mum. This is one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country and is a two-time finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Is an exercise junkie (when she finds the time).
Yum!! pity I have to enjoy in extreme moderation….
Looks devine…..I miss real bread and pastries so much. Sadly gluten free bread is all I have to look forward to….and believe me, I don’t really look forward to it at all. I am jealous!
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It really looks yummy! Wish I could bake something like that
This looks seriously tasty.
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Fresh bread is so divine. I’m def going to give this one a go, looks so easy.
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Looks amazing! Is the actual recipe posted somewhere so I can try it?
What is the recipe please?
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