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Portuguese Peasant Loaf

September 22, 2017

Portuguese Peasant Loaf

4 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
1/4 cup potato flour
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon light honey or sugar
3 tbsp + 3 tbsp Cobrançosa Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1/2 cups warm water
1/2 cup homogenized milk (whole milk)
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Add all of the liquid, honey/sugar, salt, and 3 tablespoons of olive oil int oa bowl.  Then add both flours, followed by the yeast last.

If using a stand mixer or kneading by hand, mix and knead the dough for about 6 minutes.  The dough should be very soft, but not sticky.  Add more flour, in small amounts as needed to keep the dough from sticking.  Allow to rise in a warm area of the kitchen for about a hour.  Lightly punch the dough down, transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and gently reshape into a loaf.  Cover the dough, lightly grease with olive oil with plastic wrap.  Allow the dough to rise for 45 minutes 

Preheat the oven to 375. The rack should be in the center of the oven.   

Drizzle the loaf with two tbsp of Cobrançosa, and bake for about 40 minutes, until golden brown. Remove the loaf and immediately drizzle with remaining tablespoon of Cobrançosa.  Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before before serving.  Best served warm!