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Easy Pain de Campagne (French country bread)

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
45
min.
Baking
120
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-8+
20 g fresh yeast
250 ml water
20 g golden syrup
300 g whole-wheat flour
80 g rye flour
10 g salt
30 g unsalted butter
flour (for dusting)
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Imperial

Utensils

  • whisk
  • bowl (large)
  • hand mixer with dough hook
  • kitchen towel
  • ovenproof pot (large, with lid)
  • oven
  • knife

Nutrition per serving

Cal
205
Protein
7 g
Fat
4 g
Carb
38 g
  • Step 1/4

    Whisk yeast with water and sugar beet syrup in a large bowl. Then add the two types of flour, salt, and butter. Knead everything into a dough by hand or use a hand mixer fitted with dough hooks.
    • 20 g fresh yeast
    • 250 ml water
    • 20 g golden syrup
    • 300 g whole-wheat flour
    • 80 g rye flour
    • 10 g salt
    • 30 g unsalted butter
    • whisk
    • bowl (large)
    • hand mixer with dough hook

    Whisk yeast with water and sugar beet syrup in a large bowl. Then add the two types of flour, salt, and butter. Knead everything into a dough by hand or use a hand mixer fitted with dough hooks.

  • Step 2/4

    Shape dough into a ball and dust with flour. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for 1 hr.
    • flour (for dusting)
    • kitchen towel

    Shape dough into a ball and dust with flour. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for 1 hr.

  • Step 3/4

    Gently knead the dough for a minute, then shape it into a ball again. Dust with flour and transfer to an ovenproof pot with a lid. Cover and let rise again for 1 hr.
    • ovenproof pot (large, with lid)

    Gently knead the dough for a minute, then shape it into a ball again. Dust with flour and transfer to an ovenproof pot with a lid. Cover and let rise again for 1 hr.

  • Step 4/4

    Preheat the oven to 240°C/465°F. Remove the lid and score the top of the dough with a sharp knife, if desired. Replace the lid and bake for approx. 45 min. Let cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!
    • oven
    • knife

    Preheat the oven to 240°C/465°F. Remove the lid and score the top of the dough with a sharp knife, if desired. Replace the lid and bake for approx. 45 min. Let cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!