I don't know about yours, but our Valentine's day was HOT! 🔥We spent the afternoon standing in front of a 2000 degree kiln! 😂😉 It was an afternoon of melting, pulling, twisting, shaping, rolling and smooshing ... glass. If you ever get the chance to take a lesson in glass blowing - I highly recommend it. It was fascinating.
Before the class, I was apprehensive about my ability to working with molten hot glass, but I found the glass blowing process to be oddly therapeutic. It's definitely more of an artistic outlet for creativity than baking. I can see why people really enjoy working with glass and I developed a real appreciation for it after giving it a try for myself. The Valentine glass hearts that we made last Sunday turned out perfectly imperfect.
I know, it's an oxymoron but it accurately describes our creations. Kind of like the oxymoron - puffy flatbread. What's the point of making a flatbread if it's going to be puffy? 😅 Maybe I should rename it, puffy bread. 💁🏻♀️ Anyway, this flatbread is puffy, light, bubbly and super delicious.
4 cups bread flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 1/2 cups room temperature water
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
Lightly brush the tops of the bread with oil if you like.
I cooked my puffy bread on a pizza stone in my Big Green Egg but you could easily do it in your oven too.
Obviously, you have to plan ahead when you make this recipe. It doesn't require a lot of "hands on" time, but you'll have to factor in at least 30 hours to get the right amount of air into this dough to make it "puffy". I think that you'll agree that it's worth the time.
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