Artisan No Sugar Bread in 8 minutes prep time
- 8 Cups Bread Flour
- 4 Cups Warm Water
- 2 Tbsp Salt
- 2 Tbsp Dry Active Yeast
- (Optional) – Butter and sesame seeds to baste and top before baking
Mix salt, yeast, water in a large bucket. Stir to dissolve then add the 8 cups of flour. Mix with a wooden spoon or use your hands after a bit.
Let rest on counter for 2 hours. With lid on bucket or container but not sealed completely.
Take a little bit of flour and knock down the dough. After knocking down the dough with small amounts of flour you can store into refrigerator or take out about 1 pound of dough to use to make a loaf of bread.
Place dough on a piece of parchment paper after it rises for 40 minutes, slide it onto a pizza stone that has been preheated in the oven. At 20 minutes preheat the oven to 450'.
Melt butter and gently spread on top of bread and sprinkle seeds on top of bread sticking to butter. Score the bread with a very very sharp knife in several places to help vent bread during baking.
After placing bread on pizza pan in the oven put 1 cup of water in a pan on the bottom shelf to help steam in the oven and crust the bread. Bake the bread for 30 minutes in a 450' oven.
Dough stays fresh in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. Now you can have fresh bread anytime. ENJOY!