Yield: 2 loaves
Puerto Rican Water Bread is a lot like french bread, but it has its own unique flavor and chewy texture. My family loves it as is, and I enjoy it warmed with butter. I have also had great success making pizzas from the pre-made loaves! Its just good old fashioned bread!
- 1 T. yeast
- 1 T. sugar
- ½ T. salt
- 2 c. warm water
- 6 c. flour
- Cornmeal for dusting
- 2 egg white + 2 T. water for egg wash
DO NOT Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In large mixing bowl, mix yeast and water.
Let set until foamy (5-10 min)
Add salt and sugar. Stir.
Add flour a cup at a time, stirring/kneading through before adding more.
Knead 10 minutes.
Place dough into clean, greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
Rise in bowl 1- 2 hrs until dough doubles in size.
Punch dough down and allow it to rest 15 minutes.
Divide dough in half, and shape each into a loaf.
Slash tops and place on greased, cornmeal dusted pans.
Baste w/ egg wash
let rise untill doubled in size.
Place pan of boiling water in bottom of oven.
Place loaves in cold oven 20 minutes.
Turn oven to 400 degrees F at this time.
Bake 35 min.
Cool on wire rack.