Paxye shared one of the simple bread recipes she uses and the following tutorials to assist me in my need for last minute supper bread. I don’t always love a “white” bread but this was nice with the plainer stew I made that night. I’ve learned so much in making this bread!
- Warm bowl under hot water. Add 2 cups warm water, 2.25 tsp yeast, 1 tbsp honey or brown sugar. Proof yeast on warm spot.
- Mix in slowly about 3 cups of all purpose flour (you’ll really have to see what it feels like- the last time I ended up with only 2.5. I would normally go for an earlobe type feel but this time I went with a more sticky feel in the dough), 1 tsp salt and 2 tsp olive oil.
- Check out the videos below for thoughts on kneading/rising/baking techniques. I used a variety of what I saw and just went with how the bread felt in the moment. I didn’t rise the bread quite so many times as Elton Brown suggests.
Starting to rise:
About to go into the oven to preheat and rise one more time:
All done! This bread was so moist and delicious with our Quinoa and Bean Stew!
A video: The Technique: Sweet Dough
Another great recipe which follows the above video.
Many handy tips in Elton Brown’s video on making bread: