Portuguese Olio Nuovo Peasant Loaf

Cooking Time: 1 Hr    Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 1/4 c all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c potato flour
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon light amber honey or granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Scene bold Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 c whole milk
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Directions:

  1. If using a bread machine, add all of the liquid, honey/sugar, salt, and 3 Tbsp of olive oil to the pan.
  2. Then add both flours, followed by the yeast last.
  3. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for your bread machine if you intend to bake it in the machine. 
  4. If using a stand mixer or mixing kneading by hand, mix and then knead the dough for about 6 minutes.
  5. The dough should be very soft, but not sticky.
  6. Add more flour, in small amounts as needed to keep the dough from sticking.
  7. Allow to rise in a warm spot for about an hour.
  8. Lightly punch the dough down, transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment and gently reshape in to a rustic loaf.
  9. Cover the dough with plastic wrap lightly greased with olive oil.
  10. Allow the dough to rise for 45 additional minutes 
  11. Preheat the oven to 375 and adjust the rack to the center of the oven. 
  12. Drizzle the loaf with two tablespoons of Cobrançosa, and bake for about 40 minutes, until golden brown, or a digital thermometer inserted in to the center of the loaf registers 199 degrees.
  13. Remove the loaf and immediately drizzle with remaining tablespoons of Cobrançosa.
  14. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before before serving. Best served warm!