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Homemade Bread the Easy Way!


Would you like to have homemade bread every day? I have had it every day this week! It is SO easy!

I am super excited about the new book I got for FREE with my Swagbucks [2]!

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day [3] makes having homemade bread every day quick and easy.

Here are the ingredients and supplies you will need.

That's it for the basic recipe, although there are lots of variations in the book illustrated with BEAUTIFUL, glossy photographs.

Basic Homemade Bread Recipe

1. Combine the salt, yeast, and water.

2. Add flour and mix until there are no dry spots.

3. Cover with a loose lid and leave at room temperature for 2 hours.

Oops! We are still looking for a container that will hold the dough and fit in our refrigerator. This will go in the fridge loosely covered for up to 2 weeks. Each day, just get out a blob and follow the remaining instructions below. No kneading!

4. Dust the top of the dough with flour and cut off a hunk or two about the size of a grapefruit. Let that rise for 40 minutes on a corn meal dusted pizza peel if you have one. If not, get all creative and turn a cookie sheet upside down like I did.

Or use loaf pans for a more traditional loaf.

5. After the bread has been rising 20 minutes, Preheat the oven to 450 with a baking stone inside on the middle rack and a broiling pan on the bottom rack.

DON'T use a baking stone you bought from a large discount chain when your Pampered Chef stone was broken in a move, or you will have burning eyes from the choking smoke the stone puts out at this high temperature.

6. At the end of the 40 minute rise, put the bread pans on the stone, or slide the free form loafs on, and fill the broiler pan with 1 cup of hot water.

7. Bake at 450 for 30 minutes.

8. Allow the loaves to cool on a wire rack.

9. Ask your friendly neighborhood fairy to sprinkle them with pixie dust.

10. Be sure to see my video on how to easily cut homemade bread [4] without smooshing it!

*This post is linked at Frugal Friday [5] and Raising Arrows' Home Cooking Help [6].