Snow Day - Something New Day


Maybe it's the snow day or maybe it's the 
urge to try something new, l don't know,
but for the first time in years, our house
smells like homemade bread.

 Bet you're already a baker aren't you?

If you're not and want to try like I did,
here's a very simple recipe I found on Pinterest.


No-Knead Crusty Artisan Bread
Source: The Comforts of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, not table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast, active dry or highly active dry work best
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
    Cookware needed - Dutch oven or any large oven-safe dish/bowl with lid

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt and yeast.
  2. Stir in water using a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a shaggy but cohesive dough. (The less you work it the more soft airy pockets will form.)
  3. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let dough sit at room temperature for 8-24 hours. Anywhere within the 24 hours is good as long as the dough has bubbled up and risen.
  4. After dough is ready, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place your Dutch oven, uncovered, into the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  5. While your Dutch oven preheats, turn dough onto a well-floured surface. With floured hands, form the dough into a ball. Cover dough loosely with plastic wrap and let rest.
  6. After the 30 minutes are up, carefully remove Dutch oven. With floured hands, place the bread dough into it. (I use parchment paper, but it may not be necessary)
  7. Replace cover and bake for 30 minutes covered. Carefully remove cover and bake for 7-15 minutes* more, uncovered.
  8. Carefully remove bread to a cutting board and slice with a bread knife.
For Something Extra Special
I've added herbs, spices, dried fruit etc into the initial flour-yeast mixture.

This loaf lasted a couple of days
making for some
YUMMY
Panini Sandwiches.

Already getting ready to bake another loaf.
This time, I'll be adding a few herbs from the garden.

🌿

How are you spending your snow days?
Buzz was pretty excited about what I did with mine.

Blessings, friends!

Geneva





 

Comments

  1. That looks delicious, Geneva. I am going to try that recipe. I have been thinking about making bread for a couple of weeks now. xo Diana

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  2. Yay, Diana! You'll love how easy it is. xoxo

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