This Portuguese crusty homemade bread recipe (receita de pão caseiro crocante) is simple and ideal for those days when you don't feel like going out just to buy bread.
|Preparation time||2 h 15 min|
|Cooking Time||45 min|
|Ready In||3 h|
|Level of Difficulty||Easy|
250 grams of all-purpose flour (2 cups)1 teaspoon of active dry yeast1 teaspoon of salt1 teaspoon of sugar125 ml of warm water (1/2 cup)1 tablespoon of softened unsalted butter Get Portuguese ingredients
- In a bowl, dissolve the yeast in the water.
- In a bowl, place the flour and make a hole in the middle.
- In the hole, add the water with the yeast, butter, salt and sugar.
- With your hands, start mixing everything and knead the dough well.
- After you knead it well, make a ball.
- Place in a bowl and cover with a towel.
- Let rise for 2 hours in a warm place.
- Preheat the oven to 200ºC or 390ºF.
- After 2 hours (when the dough has doubled), place it on a baking tray previously dusted with flour.
- Shape the dough into a bread type shape.
- With a knife, lightly cut 5 grooves across the dough.
- Brush the dough with water.
- Place it in the oven with a tray in the bottom with a little water so that the crust of the bread turns crusty.
- Let it cook for approximately 45 minutes.
- The bread is cooked when you hit it with your hand and it feels hollow.
- After the bread is baked, take it out of the oven.
When baking, can you please clarify where the tray with water goes- either directly underneath on same rack or on a different rack? I just can’t picture this. Thank you!
1 year ago, Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Hi Eddy, I tried this recipe but something must be missing. 2 cups of flour for 1/2 cup water just didn’t work at all. At the end I had to discard of the bread because all I could smell was the yeast. I made the caralhotas de Almeirim and it turned out delicious. Keep posting the great articles and recipes. Always looking forward to your posts. Thank you 😊
1 year ago, Wednesday, March 9, 2022
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