Crazy Bread: Formatted and Commented


  • 5ml sugar [ 1 tsp]
  • 10ml instant-rise yeast [2 tsp]
  • 200ml warm water (quite warm but not hot) [almost a cup]
  • 500ml all-purpose flour [ 2 cups]
  • 5ml salt [1 tsp]
  • Butter
  • Grated parmesan
  1. Sugar, water & ½ of the flour into a bowl; add yeast; stir (do not add the salt yet; this is a new step to help it rise more)
    • Wait 5 minutes
  2. Add the salt, the rest of the flour & mix with a big spoon, until it won't mix any more
    • Wait 5 minutes
  3. Knead it (by hand) until it makes a ball of dough. (somewhat strechy in texture, no flour gobs, a tad bit sticky) (I recommend very very little stickyness; it should no leave peaks from your hand prints)
    • let it sit for five more minutes (or more)
  4. Roll it out into somewhat of a square, approx 0.75cm [½ inch] thick.
    1. cut it in half, and
    2. then into strips about 2-2.5 cm wide [1 inch].
  5. Place the strips on a baking sheet (one with edges so they didn't fall off)
  6. Bake at 350F (175C) for 10 minutes (until lightly colored)
  7. Take them out, and
    • butter them
    • lightly sprinkle with grated parmesean cheese
  8. Put them back in for 5 minutes until the cheese melts (and for more color)
  1. Don't put in the salt when first mixing with yeast; it slows the yeast action
  2. For lighter sticks (more rise) give them a lot more time rising when you do the yeast/flour/water mixture; maybe 30 minutes. (added this note after some more thought)
  3. For lighter sticks (more rise) give them a little more time rising after the kneading (up to an hour should be fine)
  4. Regular shapes are industrial; go for creativity. But they should be similar in size & thinness to help them to bake evenly
  5. This is very similar to pizza-dough.
  6. Use real butter; not margarine - for flavour
  7. Instead of butter and cheese try butter and sugar (delish). Here in Spain we would use virgin olive oil and garlic.
¡ Done !

1 comment:

Shalee said...

Thanks for the clarification on measurements. It's a big help!