Introducing Miche Bread – A Deliciously Chewy and Rustic Loaf
If you like the sound of a thick and chewy loaf, with a rustic, old-fashioned flavour, then Miche Bread is definitely for you! This traditional French recipe has been around for centuries and is a great way to enjoy a loaf of homemade bread without having to spend too long in the kitchen.
An old-world Tradition – From France to Your Kitchen
Miche Bread is a classic French peasant loaf, so called because it was traditionally made with “miche” flour – a coarse whole-wheat ground especially for the purpose. It has a thick, rough exterior and a soft, chewy texture, with an unmistakably rustic flavour that comes from baking in a wood-fired oven. Today, you can make this traditional loaf in your own kitchen with a few easy steps and some simple ingredients.
• 400g of strong white bread flour
• 1 tsp yeast
• 1 tsp sugar
• 2 tsp salt
• 400ml warm water
1. Place the flour, yeast and sugar in a large bowl. Mix until well combined.
2. Add the salt and warm water and mix until everything is evenly incorporated.
3. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes.
4. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a damp tea towel. Let it rise for about 2-3 hours in a warm place.
5. Once the dough has doubled in size, preheat your oven to 220°C.
6. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and shape into a round.
7. Place it onto a greased baking tray, slash the top with a sharp knife and sprinkle with flour.
8. Bake for 40 minutes or