In my Pinterest perusals I occasionally find some great stuff--activities for the kids, great ideas for the house or a wonderful recipe to share with my family. Then there are the very few pins that are just amazing, really worth shouting about.
So here's a shout about my latest amazing find...
On the original post over at Simply So Good, Janet calls it crusty bread, but really I think a better name would be Magic Bread. It's pretty magic the way a few simple ingredients can make a bread that makes even my hubby come back for more!
3 cups AP flour
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon yeast
1 1/2 cups water
If you think the ingredients sound easy, just wait til you hear the instructions!
Mix the dry ingredients together, add the water. Mix until all ingredients are moistened.
Cover with plastic wrap and let sit 12-18 hours.
Put an oven-safe covered pot (about 3-6 quart) --minus the lid--in the oven and heat to 450 degrees.
Pick up the very sticky dough from your bowl and knead it gently a few times on a heavily floured surface into a small ball. When the oven is heated, drop the floured ball into the pot (no butter/oil needed), cover and bake for 30 minutes. For a crustier bread, remove lid and return bread to oven for another 10-15 minutes. For the lighter bread pictured above, just let bread cool in the pot after the 30 minutes.
This bread tastes great, is thick enough for sandwiches, makes great french toast, and
the best news is: this bread loves add-ins. Check the original post for some great ideas, but really, the skies the limit for what you can put in this bread! My first add-in is going to be small chunks of cheddar and fresh garlic. Yum!