3 cups bread flour or unbleached all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons instant active dry yeast
* Can use 1/2 cup dill pickle juice and 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F.)
Place all ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested
by the manufacturer. Select dough setting and press start. Note: Depending on
how big your pickle is and how much juice is in the pickle, you might need to
add additional flour. Check the dough (don't be afraid to open the lid).
It should form a nice elastic ball. If you think the dough is too moist, add
additional flour (a tablespoon at a time). The same is true if the dough is
looking dry and gnarly. Add warm water (a tablespoon at a time). When dough
cycle has finished, remove dough from pan and turn out onto a lightly oiled
surface. Form dough into an oval, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
After resting, turn dough bottom side up and press to flatten. Fold dough
into an envelope by folding the top 1/3 of the way to the bottom. Then fold
the bottom a 1/3 of the way over the top. Then press dough with the palm of
your hand to make an indentation down the center of the dough and fold the top
completely to the bottom, sealing the seam with the palm of your hand.
Place on a jellyroll pan dusted with cornmeal; cover and place in a warm
spot to rise for approximately 20 minutes. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
After dough has risen, slash the bread with a very sharp knife making three
1/2-inch deep diagonal slashes. Brush the top of the bread with cold water and
bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until nicely browned. (A good check is to use an
instant digital thermometer to test your bread. The internal temperature should
be between 200 and 210 degrees F.)