Monday, September 30, 2013

Magic Bread

Making this again...
Magic Bread
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!

Happy Baking!

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