India Pale Ale Bread #cooking

How about a blast from the past. I warn you, this may not be pretty.
I have learned quite a bit about video production over the past couple years. Granted I may not be professional level or anything of that nature but I can get by.

What you are about to see is my first attempt at creating cooking videos for my sites. The recipe itself is great even if the video is a bit… sad.

India Pale Ale Bread

Sponge

2 cups Beer
1.5 Tablespoons active dry yeast (2 packs if using those)
3 cups bread flour

Dough

3Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons salt
2-3 cups all purpose flour

Method:

Sponge
Allow the beer to come up to room temp and go flat.  I do find that it helps to warm the beer to roughly 100 degrees as well.
Add the yeast to the beer in a large mixing bowl and allow to soften (roughly 10 minutes)
>Add the flour to the yeast slurry and mix until smooth
Allow this to rest for 30 to 45 minutes or doubled in bulk

Dough
Stir down the sponge then add the sugar, oil and salt and 2 cups of the additional flour.  Mix this till the dough comes away from the sides of the bowl.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead the mass incorporating additional flour as necessary until the dough feels smooth and elastic (roughly 8 to 10 minutes)
Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl turning the dough ball till lightly coated.  Cover and let rest for 30 to 45 minutes or the dough ball has doubled in bulk again.

Divided the dough ball in half, reshape into balls, cover and then let rest for 10 minutes.
Form into loaves or place in bread pans. Again cover and allow to rise for 30 to 40 minutes again.

Bake

in a 400 degree oven using a pan of water for steam.  Bake till golden brown (roughly 20 to 30 minutes), if desired you can remove the bread from the pans and back directly on the oven rack for another 5 minutes to help build the outer crust.

Time for a pint…

Have you used an ingredient in baking outside the expected norms?

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