Wednesday, December 30, 2009
In a large bowl, combine dry yeast, flour, sugar. Add warm water, whisk, and set aside to let yeast do its work. When bubbly, add oil, flour, salt. Mix well, knead. Let rise until doubled. Form into baquettes by rolling out into rectangle, roll tightly. Let rise. Run a sharp knife over the top of the loaves before baking. Bake in a hot oven. I put a saute pan on the bottom of the oven and tossed in some ice cubes when I put the bread in. Halfway through, I switched the pans on the racks in the oven so as to evenly cook.