2 1/4 cups bread flour
2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast (1 pkg)
1 cup warm water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp honey
2 tbsp extra light virgin olive oil
Mix together warm water, honey, olive oil and yeast in a bowl and let it bloom for 10 minutes. In your mixing bowl combine 2 cups of bread flour and the salt. When the yeast mixture is ready, pour into the flour with the mixer with the dough hook on a low speed. Let the dough come together and gradually add in the additional 1/4 cup of flour. Increase speed to medium and knead for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the mixer and pour 1 tbsp. of olive oil in the bowl and turn the dough so it's covered on all sides. Cover the bowl with a towel and allow the dough to rise for an hour or until it has doubled. Turn out and shape into a loaf on a parchment lined baking sheet. Allow the dough to rise again. Cut 3 slits 1/4" deep into the top of the dough. Bake for 20 minutes at 400°.