This recipe will demonstrate step by step how to make your very own loaf of bread on a bed of wood-fire coals. We will guide you through some simple steps which will result in a crusty on the outside soft in the middle delicious bread.
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Prepare all your ingredients as well as your cooking appliances. You will need a Dutch oven, kiln dried logs (we recommend Flaming Firewood), a firelighter and parchment paper. Here's what your setup should look like:
Start preparing your bread dough. In a large bowl mix together 700g of strong white flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, and 14g sachet of fast-action yeast. Gradually add water and mix with a spatula. You might need to add more water if your ingredients have not combined fully. You should end up with a sticky dough. Cover with a damp tea towel and leave to stand for about 2 hours in a warm room.
While your bread is rising, carefully light your fire using kiln dried logs and a firelighter- we recommend our new KindleFlamers. You will need a good bed of coals on which you can cook your bread.
Cut the bread and enjoy on its own or with your favorite hot dish- we've paired it with a nice warm casserole!