How to Make It
Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Pierce 10 holeson one side of the bottom of a 13 x 9–inch heavy-duty disposable aluminum foil pan. Arrange wood chips over holes inside pan. Spread flour onto far opposite side of pan. Place hole side of pan over stovetop burner. Turn burner on high. When wood chips start to smoke, carefully cover pan with foil. Turn burner on medium-high; cook 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat; uncover pan, reserving foil. Carefully remove wood chips with tongs; place on foil. Wipe any wood fragments out with a damp paper towel.
Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in oil. Add smoked fl our, pepper, and salt; mix on low speed with dough hook until just combined. Beat on medium-low speed with dough hook 5 minutes. Place dough in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°F), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Punch dough down; divide into 16 equal pieces. Working with one piece at a time (cover remaining dough to prevent drying), roll into a 14- to 15-inch rope (should not need floured surface for this); place on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining dough pieces. Bake at 350°F for 27 to 28 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Cool completely on a wire rack.
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Also appeared in: Oxmoor House, March, 2016,Everyday Whole Grains: 175 Recipes from Amaranth to Wild Rice