Legendary Seneca Falls auto dealer Peter Koch has found a new passion in his retirement… making delicious homemade bread! Learn some tips and tricks that you can use at home. Then, stories from the road as Peter and Jim Bero recount their cross country trips and all the dishes they enjoyed along the way.
CRUSTY ITALIAN CHEESE BREAD
11/4 cups of water
21/2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of Semolina
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
11/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 teaspoons garlic powder
11/4 teaspoon yeast
Make dough in the bread machine on Multigrain Dough setting
Rise in the bread machine 30 minutes after initial machine rise
Cover the bottom olive oil seasoned cloche or unseasoned pizza peal with a thin layer of corn meal to prevent sticking
Rise covered with towel in cloche or on pizza peal for 45 minutes
Baking in cloche; spray with water, then bake cover @ 400F for 30 minutes, remove cover, throw in a handful of ice cubes, and bake for 10 minutes more.
Baking on a pizza peal; throw in a handful of ice cubes, then bake @ 450F. for 25 minutes
PAN SANTO, HOLY BREAD ( bread is anointed)
Saute in 1/4 cup of olive; 1 chopped onion, 3 ounces of diced pancetta. a pinch of red pepper flakes for 5 minutes
Add 3 cups of chopped greens (kale, swiss chard, spinach or cabbage),1 cup of stock , cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes
Season with salt and pepper
Toast 6 slices of hearty bread, rub with garlic,top with greens, drizzle with oil
Serve with grated cheese.
JEWISH RYE BREAD
1 1/8 cup water
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/4 cup white flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cp rye flour
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp caraway seeds
1/4 cup chopped or minced onions
2 tsp active dry yeast in bread machine dispenser
Put in bread machine on whole wheat dough cycle
When cycle is done, let it sit for another 45 minutes
Then take out of bread machine, punch down, form into loaf on pizza stone or cookie sheet sprinkled with corn meal to keep loaf from sticking.
Cover with towel to rise for 1 hour. When it has risen, slash it down the center with knife. And spritz bread loaf with water.
Bake in a 450 degree oven for 30 minutes. When putting bread in oven, throw in a cup of ice cubes to make the crust crisp.
1 cup water
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 tablespoons butter or 1 1/2 tablespoons margarine
2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
2 1/3 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon wheat germ (optional)
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast ( 1 package)
Put ingredients into the bread machine according to manufacturer’s directions. After the cycle is finished, leave it in the bread machine for another 30 minutes.
Then, take out of bread machine, punch down and shape as a loaf
put on pizza stone or cookie sheet sprinkled with cornmeal
cover with towel and let rise again for 45 minutes, put 5 slashes in the top, and spritz with water
Bake at 450 degrees for 25 minutes. When you put bread in oven, throw in a cup of ice
BREAD SOUP ( ACQUA COTTA, STONE SOUP)
Heat 1/2 cup of olive oil
Add: 1 diced onion, 2 diced carrots, 1 diced celery stalk, a pinch of red pepper flakes and cook for 5 minutes until golden
Add: ! pound of washed, strained and chopped chard
Add: 1 can of diced tomatoes, simmer 45 minutes
Season with salt and pepper
To serve in a soup bowl, place thick slice of stale bread, ladle soup over, top with a poached egg, sprinkle with parmesan , drizzle with olive oil
CRUSTY ITALIAN BREAD
1 cp water
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp Olive oil
2 1/4 cup bread flour, 3/4 cup semolina
1 tsp bread machine yeast
Put in bread machine on dough setting
When bread machine is finished, leave it sitting in bread machine for another 30 minutes
Take out of bread machine, punch down and form into loaf and put formed loaf onto pizza stone or cookie sheet with corn meal spread on bottom of stone or sheet.
Cover with towel and let rise for another 30-45 minutes.
When it has risen, put five slashes in the top crosswise across the top, and spritz loaf with water
Bake in 450 degree oven, uncovered for 25 minutes. When you put the bread into the oven, toss in a cup full of ice cubes. It makes it crustier