Rustic Mallorcan bread

Rustic Mallorcan bread

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
45
min.
Baking
70
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-12+
500 g wholegrain wheat flour (divided)
20 g fresh yeast
1 tsp sugar
400 ml water (divided)
½ tbsp lard
5 tbsp fresh sourdough starter
butter for greasing
flour for dusting
water for steaming
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • kitchen towel
  • large bowl
  • whisk
  • small saucepan
  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • wire rack
  • heatproof bowl

Nutrition per serving

Cal
145
Protein
6g
Fat
2g
Carb
27g

Step 1/5

  • 330 wholegrain wheat flour
  • 20 fresh yeast
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 100 ml water
  • kitchen towel
  • large bowl

Add part of the flour to a bowl and make a well in the center. Crumble yeast into well, sprinkle sugar on top, and cover with some of the water to dissolve yeast. Cover bowl with the kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place for approx. 20 min. or until yeast starts to foam.

Step 2/5

  • 300 ml water
  • ½ tbsp lard
  • 5 tbsp fresh sourdough starter
  • 170 wholegrain wheat flour
  • whisk
  • small saucepan

Heat remaining water in a small saucepan, add lard, and stir to dissolve. Add sourdough to flour bowl and mix to combine. Gradually add the water-lard mixture along with the remaining flour, and combine into a dough. Remove from bowl and knead well on a floured surface for approx. 5 min.

Step 3/5

Cover bowl and leave to rest in a warm place for approx. 30 min. Then knead the dough one more time and form into a round loaf.

Step 4/5

Place dough onto a greased baking sheet and lightly press to flatten. Dust with flour, cover, and let rise again for approx. 20 min.
  • butter for greasing
  • flour for dusting
  • baking sheet

Place dough onto a greased baking sheet and lightly press to flatten. Dust with flour, cover, and let rise again for approx. 20 min.

Step 5/5

Preheat oven to 225°C/450°F. Place a heatproof bowl with water in the bottom of the oven to create steam and bake loaf on 225°C/450°F on the middle rack for approx. 45 min. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • water for steaming
  • oven
  • wire rack
  • heatproof bowl

Preheat oven to 225°C/450°F. Place a heatproof bowl with water in the bottom of the oven to create steam and bake loaf on 225°C/450°F on the middle rack for approx. 45 min. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.