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Hapalos Artos (Soft Bread)

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"Hapalos Artos (Soft Bread)" by Carolemage is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0



  1. In a cup, dissolve the sugar in the warm water. Sprinkle the dried yeast on top.
  2. Cover and leave in a warm dry place for about 15 minutes, until the mixture starts frothing.
  3. Sift the flour into a large bowl, mix in the salt and make a crater in the middle.
  4. Pour in the yeast mix, olive oil, and milk. Gradually mix to form a dough.
  5. Knead the dough until firm (about 5 minutes), adding more flour or water as necessary.
  6. Grease a 500 g. (1 lb.) bread tin with butter and dust with flour. Press the dough into the bottom, cover with a cloth and to rise for 1 hour.
  7. Bake in an oven pre-heated to 200°C (400°F) for 40 minutes until the crust is a pale golden colour.

Attribution: Hapalos Artos (Soft Bread), Traditional Ancient Roman Recipe by Carole Raddato