Homemade bread

by Ryan

Fresh Bread

Fresh Bread

2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 to 1 tsp salt
1 tsp active dry yeast
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup water

Add dry ingredients, mix, add wet ingredients, mix.  Cover and set aside for 2 1/2 hours.  Then mix in 1/2 cup unbleached AP flour.  Let rest for another 1/2 hour.  Warm oven to 350 degrees.  Place in oven for around 20 minutes, and you’re done.  Let the bread rest on the counter for at least an hour before you cut it (this is the most difficult step!)

I didn’t use a timer so I don’t have an exact time in the oven.  Use your brain, and if the bread has a slightly brown top then it’s probably finished.

If you don’t own a good bread knife then I would suggest buying one.  A quality bread knife makes a HUGE difference when trying to slice a loaf of bread thin.  Squished bread is a thing of the past in my house.