Domesticity, Here I Am!

August 10, 2012 § 1 Comment

This is my bread. I baked it. I didn’t use a breadmaker, I used my oven. And I did it all by myself.

Those of you who really know me, know that I’m typically not a baker. I don’t enjoy it. I think it’s too precise for me. I enjoy cooking where you add a dash of this and a dash of that and throw it in the oven for 20 minutes. Or maybe 40. Who cares?

I found a recipe for amazing artisan bread on Pinterest. I know… I’ve caught it. The Pinterest bug. There are minutes/hours/days that it completely consumes me. But in my defence, a lot of good things have come from my obsession. Like this amazing artisan bread that I made all by myself. And it was so easy!

4 ingredients. You can’t go wrong with 4 ingredients.

flour

salt

yeast

water

And then you let it rise for 18 hours. Or 19, in my case. And then you put ridiculous amounts of flour on your hands to get it out and turn into a sort of ball. And you let it rest in a heavily floured towel again for 1-2 hours. And then you preheat a really big cast iron dutch oven. And then you put the dough in. And then you bake it. Ta-Dah! Artisan bread.

Anybody else in awe of how easy baking can be? I am.

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