Why do I do this to myself? I'm trying to be a faithful, fit paleo-eater, but I REALLY want to be a baker creating beautiful desserts and baked goods. I'm impressed by disciplined Crossfit athletes, but I'd love to cook like Paula Deen feeding family and friends all sorts of home-cooked-with-love delicious meals. Cooking and baking makes me happy. It relieves stress. But just looking at it and not eating it is utterly the pits. Oh well. It's the life. I continue to dream and bake for our family.
One cookbook I've been eyeing, but not buying is Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day. It's on my wish-list, but hasn't made it to the "buy" list yet.
Thanks to the gift of YouTube, I was able to find a great recipe and tried it.
It was so easy and I was so happy with the results! I think our kids were pleased with it too considering one loaf was gobbled up in minutes.
Here's the recipe:
1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
1 1/2 tablespoons Kosher salt
3 cups warm water
6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Bake at 450 for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
|Add yeast to large bowl|
|Stir briefly until flour is mixed in|
|Cover and let rise|
|Allow to rise 2 hours|
|After 2 hours|
|They suggest shaping a grapefruit-sized ball into a loaf|
|Allow loaves to rise 40 minutes|
|on cornmeal covered wood surface|
|Forming more loaves|
|Cut before baking|
|Ready for the oven|
|The stone is HOT! 450 degrees Bake for 20-30 minutes.|
|Done! The kids are already requesting bread bowls for soup.|
|Buttered up and ready to eat!|
|So easy with GREAT RESULTS!|