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Belfast Baps Recipe
2 1/2 C. warm water
pinch of salt
pinch of sugar
2 T. active dry yeast
6 1/2-7 C. bread flour
Place warm water in bowl. Water should be just warm to touch, about 90-100°F. Add salt, sugar and yeast. Stir to dissolve the yeast. Let sit about 5 minutes.
Add 3 cups of flour and beat until smooth. Gradually add the remaining flour, until dough pulls away from sides of bowl. Knead with a dough hook or by hand, until dough is smooth and elastic. Place in oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours. Punch down and divide into four equal pieces.
Form each piece into a ball, using rice flour on the board. Place close together on a baking sheet, be sure top is covered with rice flour. Let rise again for about 45 minutes.
Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F. for 30 minutes. Convection baking works well on this bread if you have that option (bake at 375°F. in that case). Turn the broiler on during the last 5 minutes. But don't walk away! Watch carefully. The top should be a deep brown. Set to cool on rack and listen to the crackle!
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