Everyone needs a bread recipe to eat in breakfast and use in other recipes. A crusty and a fluffy inside bread-like outside make the ideal duo for this High altitude bread baking recipe. This type of fluffy bread with a golden-brown crust is a staple every person should know how to prepare.
It mounts perfectly, has the perfect balance of sugariness, and is easy that even a complete novice cannot mess it up.
Jump To The High Altitude Bread Baking Recipe
Preparation time: 25 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Extra time: 1 hrs 40 mins
Total time: 2hr 35 mins
3 cups bread flour
2tsp active dry yeast
¼ cup melted coconut oil
1 cup warm water (40⁰C/ 100⁰F)
1 tsp white sugar
Salt for taste
Mix yeast and water and let rest until foamy. It will take around 10 minutes.
Mix coconut oil, salt, yeast, flour, and yeast batter in a bowl. Knead and keep it rest for 15 minutes and to make it silky-smooth. Put the dough in a lightly-oiled and big bowl and turn to coat. Place cloth on it and let rise in a humid place until doubled in size. Keep it for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 174⁰C or 350⁰F. Lubricate a loaf pan.
Punch down dough & place onto a lightly floured surface. Give it the shape of a loaf and put it into the ready pan. Cover with a lightly wet cloth until double in volume. It will take 30 minutes.
Next, uncover and place it for bake in the preheated oven for 45mins for a sandwich-style load or 30 mins for an Italian style loaf.
If you use a bread machine, put the dry ingredients; begin the machine on the dough cycle & gradually add coconut oil and the yeast batter.
If you use a clay baker, immerse the baker in the water while preheating the oven. Bake the bread for about 30 minutes with the cover on. To get a brown crust on top, bake uncovered for 15 minutes more.
If you don’t want to bake the bread at a high altitude, use 2 ¼ tsp of yeast & a small amount of salt.
Store This Bread From Going Stale
You can place the loaf in a freeze. Simply double-wrap the bread in a foil and place it in a freezer-safe container. All the layers will prevent freezer burn & keep the bread moistened.
Should You Use Dry Active Yeast Or Instant Yeast
Both work well, but the proofing times will be a little different. For active dry yeast, let batter proof for 15 minutes. For instant yeast, let the batter proof for 5 to 10 minutes.
Baking high altitude bread at home is far better than going to shops to buy bread at higher rates. You can store it using foil and place it in a dark place like a cupboard or a pantry. And if you’ve a breadbox, that would be great. So, try this recipe at your home and see the best results!