My first (and I’m a 30 year old foodie) successful yeast bread!
I’ll go into details tomorrow. But I wanted to jot down that I have FINALLY made a good (possibly great) yeast bread. And to add insult to injury, it was the EASIEST recipe I’ve ever tried in my life!
*I need to preface and qualify this posting with a warning. If you cannot make this bread, you are a failure at life (I kid). I’m sorry to be the one to tell you but I have tried and failed miserably with yeast breads all my life. They have been that one thing that I go back to year after year and think maybe, just maybe this will be the time I succeed and make something that’s not too flour-y tasting, too dense, too doughy, too mealy. This is the first and only perfect yeast bread I’ve ever made AND it was my first attempt at this recipe. I’ve never, ever made this bread before tonight! There are other breads that I have tried over and over for days in a row thinking a bootcamp scenario would be fruitful. Never was. If you hate yeast breads or find yourself a failure, give this one a try. You may just renew your faith in yourself like I did! I can’t wait to make this as gifts so people think I’m some amazing baker! lol!
Dump the dry ingredients into a bowl. Give them a quick stir (don’t sweat it too much. I totally forgot this part this morning). Dump in the water. Cover the bowl (NOT the dough like you would with some breads) with plastic wrap and leave it alone till you wake up in the morning (or make this first thing in the morning to have a hot bread with dinner)
- 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
- 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon yeast
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Reduced the salt to 1 tsp. The first batch was a little on the salty side. Especially if you intend to eat it with anything salty.