"Really?" (You're asking that, in case you don't know.) "Five minutes a day? Really?"
And I answer: "No, they lie. Not really." But it's pretty quick and easy.
Anyway, here's the recipe:
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons yeast
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons salt
- 3 cups lukewarm water
- 6 1/2 - 7 cups bread flour
The hard part is over!
Preheat oven to 400F for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, rip off a chunk of that dough, sprinkle it with flour, shape it, and let it rise for 20 minutes. You can shape it into long skinny loaves, short pointy loaves, round loaves, small panini-sized loaves. You can roll it out, put something in the middle, and fold the dough over the filling. After it rises, sprinkle the top with flour and score the top with a sharp knife.
Bake for 20 minutes.
You can also roll it out in a circle and use it for foccacia or pizza crust. You can roll it REALLY THIN and bake it at about 500F to make pita. You can work cinnamon, sugar, and raisins in it and make sweet bread out of it.
IT. IS. AWESOME!
Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Marian Allen, Author Lady
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