By Eddy − On Friday, March 4, 2022, 6 months ago in Bread Recipes
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Neuza's Portuguese Crusty Homemade Bread Recipe

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.
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 time2 h 15 min
Cooking Time 45 min
Ready In3 h
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings4

Ingredients

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
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
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Directions

  1. In a bowl, dissolve the yeast in the water.
  2. In a bowl, place the flour and make a hole in the middle.
  3. In the hole, add the water with the yeast, butter, salt and sugar.
  4. With your hands, start mixing everything and knead the dough well.
  5. After you knead it well, make a ball.
  6. Place in a bowl and cover with a towel.
  7. Let rise for 2 hours in a warm place.
  8. Preheat the oven to 200ºC or 390ºF.
  9. After 2 hours (when the dough has doubled), place it on a baking tray previously dusted with flour.
  10. Shape the dough into a bread type shape.
  11. With a knife, lightly cut 5 grooves across the dough.
  12. Brush the dough with water.
  13. Place it in the oven with a tray in the bottom with a little water so that the crust of the bread turns crusty.
  14. Let it cook for approximately 45 minutes.
  15. The bread is cooked when you hit it with your hand and it feels hollow.
  16. After the bread is baked, take it out of the oven.
Recipe & Photo Credit: saborintenso.com

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Guida
Guida
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!
5 months ago, Wednesday, April 20, 2022
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Eddy
Hi Guida, on the bottom of the oven.
5 months ago, Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Ana
Ana
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 😊
6 months ago, Wednesday, March 9, 2022
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Eddy

I'm sorry to hear that Ana, I really am, I double checked the recipe and it is correct. Did you use active dry yeast?

6 months ago, Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Leonel Rodrigues
Leonel Rodrigues
Definitely gonna give it a try
6 months ago, Friday, March 4, 2022
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