Oh how I LOVE fresh made bread!
It is a wonder that this mama isn’t well over the weight I already am! (heehee, see how I slide right by telling you that info? lol)
Hubby is full-blooded Portuguese and has a thing for crusty bread. Well, they simply do not sell the “right kind” of bread at any of the stores here in Georgia that suits Hubby. So he set out to see if he could make his own.
Let me tell you, this man of mine knows how to bake some bread……he makes the BEST homemade pizza, seriously, ask any of my kids! He makes loaves of bread when ever it strikes his fancy and it is ALL wonderful!
We all fancy Caibatta bread and I will have Hubby try his hand at making some of that real soon!
Okay, on to this delicious bread that Hubby made that went wonderfully with this dinner of Crock Pot Potato Soup……hmmmmmmmmm.
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
1 teaspoon white granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups of all purpose flour
Mix water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl then let stand for 1 hour. It will be bubbly when you are ready to move on to the next step.
Combine flour and salt in a mixing bowl and then add in your yeast mixture. Mix until well combined, it will end up being a goopy sticky dough. Cover with a towel and let it rise for a minimum of 6 hours.
When your 6 hours are up, preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
As your oven heats up, take the dough out of the bowl and turn it onto a well floured surface, form it into a ball (as much as you can anyway), cover with a piece of plastic wrap and let it rest.
Once your oven comes to temp put your Dutch Oven (with lid on) in the oven for 30 minutes to heat it up.
When the 30 minutes is up, remove your Dutch Oven and add your dough to it. Put it back into the oven and bake for 30 more minutes. After this 30 minutes, remove the lid from your Dutch Oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes, this will brown your crust.
Remove from oven when the crust is browned and let it rest for a least 15 minutes before cutting into it.
This is the fantastic bread that Hubby made, doesn’t it look scrumptious!
Do you make bread at your house? Is it an everyday thing or a sometimes thing?
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Enjoy this wonderful creation!
Many blessings today and everyday,