Country bread


  • 500 gr (17.5 oz) white flour
  • 300 ml (10 fl. oz) water
  • 10 gr (0.4 oz) salt
  • 20 gr (o.7 oz) fresh yeast or 6.5 gr (0.25 oz) granulated baker’s yeast


  • Mix the yeast with the water and allow to sit for 20 minutes.
  • Mix the salt with the flour in a bowl and form a well in the middle.
  • Mix in the yeast and water slowly and form a uniform dough.
  • Allow to rise for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the bowl to a floured surface and knead for about 3 minutes.
  • Allow to rise in a warm place in a floured bowl for a further 1.5 hours.
  • Turn out of the bowl and knead again for 2 minutes.
  • Shape into a ball on a floured surface and allow to rise for 15 more minutes.
  • With your conventional oven or your Fornetto oven heated to 300C (575F), form a small mark on the ball of dough and transfer to your oven on a well-floured spatula.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done.