Crispy Corn Bread Loaves

L'Antro dell'Alchimista
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Crispy Corn Bread Loaves
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Description

These loaves are more similar to baguettes than Southern-style cornbread, since they are leavened with yeast and involve miaking a "starter" package that is the secret of many a professional bread baker. They do have a subtle flavor from the cornmeal that's mixed with the bread flour and all-purpose flour in the dough. The recipe calls for lard, which also imparts a distinctive taste and texture, but you can replace that with softened butter or even olive oil, if preferred.

Ingredients

400 grams flour
30 grams yeast (brewer’s)
15 grams barley (malt)
200 grams flour
100 grams strong flour
100 milliliters milk
100 grams corn flour (very fine variety)
30 grams lard
20 grams corn flour
12 grams salt
1 egg yolks

Directions

1Sift the ‘0’ flour in the mixer bowl and add the crumbled yeast by hand. Add the malt and 200 milliliters of water. Knead until the dough is smooth.
2Place the dough on a work surface and knead it briefly by hand, shaping it into a ball.
3Place the ball of dough in a bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let it rise for 30 minutes at a temperature of 28C.
4Place the ‘0’ flour and the strong flour in the mixer bowl, then add the dough from the first kneading, the very fine cornflour, cornflour, milk, and 50 milliliters of water.
5Knead briefly, just enough to combine the ingredients, then incorporate the salt, the lard, and the egg yolk and knead well.
6Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rise for 40 minutes.
7Place the dough on a work surface and divide it into 4 pieces.
8Shape the 4 pieces into 4 rectangles measuring 32x14 centimeters.
9Roll them up, one by one, and shape them into 4 loaves, 40 centimeters long and 4 centimeters wide.
10Place some cornflour on a kitchen towel and place the loaves on top, make some diagonal incisions with a sharp knife, cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let them rise for 30 to 40 minutes more.
11Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for approximately 25 minutes or until golden.
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NutritionView more

880Calories
Sodium50%DV1190mg
Fat20%DV13g
Protein49%DV25g
Carbs54%DV163g
Fiber40%DV10g

PER SERVING *

Calories880Calories from Fat120
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat13g20%
Saturated Fat4g20%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol60mg20%
Sodium1190mg50%
Potassium420mg12%
Protein25g49%
Calories from Fat120
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate163g54%
Dietary Fiber10g40%
Sugars2g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.