This is the bread I made that goes with my Pastichio
It's a Greek white bread. It's pretty good and I like the touch of honey in the dough. Makes it a little sweeter.
Horiatiko Psomi: Crusty Country Bread
1/2 cup flour (whatever you use for bread)
8 cups of bread flour (you can use any bread flour like whole wheat or corn)
2 tbs dry yeast (if you use RAPIDRISE Highly active yeast use two packs)
1/2 cup luke warm water
1 tbs salt
2 1/2 cups lukewarm water
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs honey
2 tbs milk
In a small bowl dissolve the yeast with the 1/2 cup of water (lukewarm). Slowly add the 1/2 cup of flour and mix until smooth and no lumps of flour...
let rise about 15-20 mins.
Next sift the remaining flour with the salt then put in a large mixing bowl and make a hole or well in the center.
Add honey, oil, milk and yeast mixture and 2 cups of the lukewarm water in the well. Slowly you want to pull the flour in over the well, then mix with
hands til it's a nice lump of dough. If you need more water add from the remaining 1/2 cup slowly....Next turn onto a lightly floured surface and
knead the dough until nice and smooth and no longer sticks to your hands. It could take 5-10mins depending on your kneading skills..It's a great arm
work out lol
Now you want to place the dough in a lightly oil mixing bowl. Turn dough around in the bowl to coat it with the oil. Next cover with three towels.
First layer will be dry, second layer is a warm dampened cloth an followed by another dry towel. Put in a warm place and let rise double in size,
about 1hr to 1 1/2hrs.
After this you want to punch dough down about 5 times, knead another 5mins or so then you want to separate the dough into either three baguettes or
three round balls. You want to then put them on an ungreased cookie sheet and repeat the three towel layering from the previous step. One dry, one
wet, one dry. Then again put in a warm spot and let rise an hour...During this time is when I usually preheat the oven to 450F.
Next you will put the rolls or baguettes on the cookie sheet in the oven and bake at 450F for 30mins or until brown and you tap the bottom and it
I cut or scored the tops of mine, this is if you want a thicker crust.
It's pretty yummy and it's really not that hard it's just time consuming but it is really good!