We are doing things during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order that we might not do as often. Some people are watching Netflix, some are reading their favorite books…again. Then there is the trending “things-to-do at home” that are industrious, like cleaning your house or fixing up the yard. Those are all well and good, but I am caught up in one trend that is a lot easier: bread making.
I saw this recipe in the Spokesman Review and have since made it every week. Thankfully, I had a big bag of flour in the pantry. It is so easy! Flour, yeast, salt, water, bowl, Dutch oven, and time are really all you need. No kneading for 10 minutes, no fancy rolling it out into baguettes – unless you want to! Just mix all the dry ingredients in the bowl, mix in the water, wait approximately 24 hours, and then bake it in a hot Dutch oven. While the dough may look a bit odd after 24 hours, don’t worry, it is supposed to look like that. It’s the baked part that counts, right? Looks like a round loaf from the bakery and tastes amazing!
Picture 1: the dry ingredients before mixing.
Picture 2: the dough after 24 hours.
Picture 3: the finished product.
Picture 4: cut bread. Try it out and let us know what you made!