Alice's Rustic Country Bread
520 mins (prep 480, cooking 40)
7 ingredients
1 servings
This bakes up nice and crusty.. dark and delicious. You first have to make the 'sponge' and let it rest for at least 5 hours. Then you mix in more flour and water, honey and salt and let rise for two hours. It's a very soft/sticky dough.. so you'll have trouble folding it into itself... I used a rubber spatula and then just dump it into a tall greased bowl (one that isn't wide around) and let it rise again for the last 45 minutes. After that I just dump out of that greased bowl onto cornmeal dusted parchment paper.. make a criss cross with a sharp knife or razor blade and slide it off onto unglazed quarry tiles into a preheated oven. I spray a little water into the oven to create a crispy crust.

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Serving Size (601.11 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 99.86 Calories from Fat 5.04
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.56g 0.86%
Saturated Fat 0.14g 0.72%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.15mg 0.05%
Sodium 4682.65mg 195.11%
Total Carbohydrate 25.47g 8.49%
Dietary Fiber 0.09 g 0.35%
Sugars 24.29 g %
Protein 0.25g 0.49%
Vitamin A 0.35IU% Vitamin C 0.15mg%
Calcium 22.28mg% Iron 0.18mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
bread flour, bread flour