Recipe of the Week-Homemade Bread

Making bread is easy and forgiving, but time consuming. The ingredients are simple: flour, water, salt, yeast. I thought throughout the process I was basically just making a mess, but in the end it tasted great.

Step one: Mix the ingredients and wait.

Step two: Knead, cover, and wait a long time.

The next morning, this happened. There was no mention of bubbles in the recipe and the consistency certainly was not dough. It also had not doubled or tripled in size. I was highly doubtful of success at this point, but I kept on going. I “folded my dough” a few more times, covered, and waited some more.

The recipe said, put the seam side of the dough up in the dutch oven. I poured mine in.

45 minutes later, hot out of the oven, I was happily surprised with this beauty.

Unfortunately, I didn’t oil my pot and it completely burnt/stuck to the bottom. I managed to cut it out. It was still pretty and tasty!

Making bread is a one and done for me. I’ve done it, but I’ll be buying it from a bakery from now on. It only lasts a few days. For a household of two and when only one eats bread, it’s just too much.

I found this recipe on lucylean.com. I would post it here, but there are alot of details/tips she gives when making this recipe.