Saturday, January 28, 2017

B is for... Bread!!

Are you a bread baker?  I love homemade bread, but I really only make it in the colder months, for some reason :)  I like to make an overnight bread that doesn't take any kneading--sounds nice, doesn't it?

I don't remember where I found this recipe, I've been using it for the past 3 or 4 years.   I wish I knew where the recipe came from so I could credit the source!

It's SOOOOOOO easy :) I can even throw it together right before I go to bed, when I'm exhausted, it takes less than 5 minutes to get going!!

Here's the recipe:  In a large bowl, mix 3 c flour, 1tsp salt, 1tsp yeast, and 1 1/2 cup warm water.  I just mix it with a little spoon and it looks kind of sloppy, like this:

At this point, I cover it with plastic wrap and a towel and leave it till morning!

In the morning it's time to bake...this bakes up nicely in a cast iron pan with a lid (I don't have a lid, so I just cover it with another pan!)

Looks a lot different in the morning, kind of bubbly and slimy-ish

Preheat your oven AND your greased pan to 450F.  I pull the preheated pan out of the oven and just dump the dough in and cover it with another greased cast iron pan.

I just dump it into the preheated (greased) cast iron pan.

I don't have a lid, so another cast iron pan works well! :)
 Bake it with the lid on for 30 minutes, then take the cover off (watch out, it's HOT!!) for another 10-15 minutes till the top is golden brown.

That's it!  it makes a delicious loaf of bread with a nice chewy consistency and a beautiful golden chewy crust.

 Here's a picture of it being used in toasted cheese sandwiches from a couple years ago (you can read about that here: toasted-cheese-sandwiches-revitalized

So go ahead!  Mix up some bread tonight and tomorrow you'll be happy you did!

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  1. I am definitely trying this! I love bread and am always looking for the perfect white bread recipe (that reminds me of Grandma).

  2. Oh that looks so crusty and good!! I have a favorite bread recipe, but I'd be game to try this one.

  3. Wow! I could smell the dough while looking at your pictures. I love that you baked the bread in cast iron. I can't wait to try with my kids!

  4. Yum. I haven't tried any of this type of bread recipes, but we love homemade bread around here. Looks awesome.

  5. That bread is gorgeous! I used to love making homemade bread until everyone in our family had to go gluten free.

  6. Ooh, I can almost smell it! I want to try that now! I also love that it's overnight.

  7. That looks cool. Another recipe to try.