And we arrived to December!!.....the month of celebrations, happiness, good wishes.....and food!!
We started with a tasty rice with prawns in paella style, and a good bread.....
Rice with Prawns
shell of fresh prawns
700 g of water
In a pot, combine everything, and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Strain it and set aside.
300 g of round grain rice
3 garlic cloves
60 g of extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch of saffron threads
200 g of homemade tomato frito
1 teaspoon salt
100g frozen peas (optional)
250 g fresh whole prawns peeled
In a paella pan, heat the olive oil and stir fry the prawns. Set aside. Stir fry the garlic, add the tomato frito sauce, salt, and rice. Incorporate the green peas, and the water. Place the prawns on top. Let it simmer at low heat for 20 minutes, or until the rice is almost cooked. Cover the rice, and place it in the oven at 350F for 10 minutes. Serve it warm. Enjoy!
I wanted a dense country bread, and this is a very big bread. Next time, I will do half the amount.
Sourdough Country Bread
800 grams Bread Flour
160 grams Whole Wheat Flour
60 grams Rye Flour
700 grams of water
2 teaspoons of salt
100 grams of sourdough starter (30 grams of flour, 30 grams of starter, 40 grams of water)
In the morning (9am), prepare your starter. Let it rise at room temperature for 3 hours.
Mix all the flours and the salt. Add the water along with the starter and mix it well. Place it in a plastic container. Let it rise for 4 hours at room temperature. Do 4 folding, 1 every hour.
Place the dough in the fridge overnight. The next day in the morning, take the dough and shape it as you like it. Place it in the fridge for 5 hours. Take it out and do the cuts you want to have on top of the bread. Bake it at 425F in a preheated iron cast pot for 40 minutes with lid, and 15 minutes without lid. I check that the internal temperature is at least 207F for taking out of the oven. ENJOY!