Bread – I love it.
Any diet that says “Sorry – no bread, no way, no how!” isn’t going to have me following it.
After the fan turns a variety shades of brown I suspect it might be a tad bit difficult to go to the local market and pick up a loaf. However, it is not difficult to store the raw ingredients to make bread – from “scratch”.
Here is the recipe I follow:
3 cups All-Purpose/Bread Flour
1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
I have made this bread a couple of times and need more practice – but it works. I want to try adding a variety of different ingredients to add flavor.
So – how do I make this bread?
Basically – add all ingredients into a bowl along with 1 5/8 cups of water. I actually added a little extra water as there just wasn’t enough to get to all the flour.
Once mixed as seen above – I cover with a towel or wax paper and let it rise overnight. It is recommended to let sit for 12 to 18 hours. I will try to set it somewhere where the temperature is above 70 degrees.
Once time has passed – I fold the dough over onto itself a couple of times and then let it sit for another couple hours.
At this point the dough is ready to be baked. I place it covered in an oven at 450 degrees and bake for 30 minutes or so then uncover for another 20-30 minutes until the outside is brown.
Hot bread and butter……awesome.
Oh yeah……this bread is super cheap to make.