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Cheats Pane Altamura

If you've time, look on the internet for Pane Altamura and the various ways to form the loaf It's informative and fun trying something different Many thanks to ABaker for the inspiration However if you haven't try this!

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300g 00 (118) or Durum wheat flour

300g Semolina flour (507)

400g water

10g sea salt, ground fine

1/2 tsp yeast


Mix flours and yeast

Add all of the water and turn over thoroughly with your scraper

Cover and leave for between 40min - 1hour (Autolysis)

Work the dough until smooth then form into a ball - cover and leave for 1 hour

Refold into a ball and leave for 1 hour again

Repeat another once or twice (or not at all!)

Preheat oven to max with an empty tray in the bottom

After final prove turn out onto a non stick baking tray. Slash top and bake as your usual method or as follows:-

Put loaf into oven

Pour water into tray - creating steam

Close door and leave on max for 5min

Turn temp down to 220C and set timer for 25min

Have look and turn down to 210C for another 5-15min if you think it needs it



Added by: Fozzie

Tags: French CakeNpastry

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