The smell of fresh bread baking in your oven is intoxicating. I have tried many different versions of homemade bread –this is the winner! Serve with the delicious whipped pesto butter (See recipe in La Dolce Vita).
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Cups Semolina Flour
1 Tbsp. Fast Rising Yeast
1 ½ Cups Cool Water
1 Tbsp. Fine Ground Sea Salt
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for greasing bowl to rise bread)
Using a Kitchenaid Mixer (or similar), place the all-purpose flour, the semolina flour, the yeast and the water in the bowl of the mixer. Mix for 4 minutes on a slow speed (second speed). Add more water if needed (2 Tbsp. +/-). Add 1 Tbsp. of salt and mix for 5 additional minutes. Remove the pizza dough and place in a well greased bowl. Let rise for approximately 1 hour. Push the dough down and let it rise for one more hour. When ready, place in a preheated pot in a 425 degree oven for approximately 40 minutes (covered with a lid). The dough should be light-medium brown, If you prefer a darker crust, remove the lid 5 minutes before the bread is done cooking. Let cool on a wire rack and enjoy.