you all know that smell. the smell of homemade bread.
it's a comfort to us all. makes our guards drop and our mouths water as we await the first bite.
i've been a loyal fan to the publication Mother Earth News. I've been buying it on the road, even though it will be sometime before i build my passive solar home with my organic garden out on my acreage of wilderness i will one day own.
but that doesn't stop me. the latest issue as an article about easy homemade bread. now if i can accomplish this in an RV, surely you'll all have no problem.
3 cups lukewarm water
1 1/2 tbsp yeast (1 1/2 packages)
1 1/2 tbsp kosher salt or sea salt
6 1/2 cups white flour
in a big bowl, mix water and yeast. add remaining ingrediants. stir with wooden spoon until moist (not long). let rise 2 hours. but in fridge.
now this will last for up to 2 weeks. the longer it sits, the more sourdough-y.
when you want some fresh bread, sprinkle the top of your dough w/ flour, grab out a handful (grapefruit size)and place on cookie sheet. preheat oven to 450. let sit for 30 min and then bake. put a small bowl of water on bottem of oven. that's it! with this recipe you should get 4 balls of bread. like i said, you can use it 4 days in a row or use it over a 2 week time. when it's all gone, don't wash the bowl, just make the dough over again. this will speed up the sourdough flavor.