|Yep, that's butter.|
Ok, I know I tend to flip from one thing to another, pretty often. But nearly everyday, I'm in the kitchen. Nearly everyday, I'm watching (or listening to) a cooking show.
I've been wanting to tackle making my own bread, completely from scratch. I've collected recipes on websites and blogs, looked to the pioneer woman for advice. I have a bit of a bread fear. I've tackled homemade pasta, pretty successfully, and many other chemistry-based baking, but never bread.
So, I decided to take the first step. I saw this Krusteaz bread mix in Publix, with the optional Artisan Bread recipe, and I had to get it. Today, I took the leap! And it was so ridiculously easy, I'm ashamed to even say it was any work at all... mostly babysitting the dough.
Here it is:
|I got the Krusteaz Country White Bread Mix (it comes with the yeast)|
|I checked out the directions for the Artisan Bread Directions, and it just looked too easy. It was.|
|In a large bowl, I added the yeast packet to the mix.|
|Add 1 1/4 cup Room Temp water (75-85°F)|
|Mix well by hand with a spoon, it should be sticky and moist.|
|Now, find something to do for 2 hours. Like paint something cool, read a magazine, watch TV, do laundry.|
|Make sure you cover the bowl, and set it in a warm, dry place while you're doing your thing.|
|It should double in size. With about 4 tsp of flour sprinkled on the dough, carefully transfer to a pan, cookie sheet or dutch oven.|
|Now it's time to do something else for about 40 min. Just let the dough rest uncovered. Heat oven to 450°|
|20 minutes in the oven, and you get THIS! Don't burn yourself trying to eat it right out of the oven. NOM NOM.|