I prefer to think that I am of the simple cooking type. If it doesn’t take about 2 minutes to cook up and has less than 5 ingredients then it’s my type of recipe. If it’s too complicated-forget about it. If it takes me starting 4 hours before…about that…
That’s why when my running friend wanted to make break (just call him the bread master) I was like uh…do you know me?
But a girl had to carb load for my long run of 10 miles last Sunday and well he had ski things to eat bread for and boys can eat bread whenever they want.
Keep in mind this a very simple recipe because that is all I can handle but it’s good and easy. So if you are like me and think you suck at cooking (well I know I do) then here ya go:
It yields 3 loafs of bread (I’ve already eaten two and I’m not joking in the slightest).
3 cups warm water (this is important, it must be warm!)
2 packages active dry yeast
1/4 cup honey
5 cups bread flour (I used wheat bread flour)
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon salt
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- Mix warm water, yeast, and honey. Add 5 cups bread flour, and stir to combine. Let set for 45 minutes, or until big and bubbly. ‘
- Mix in 4 tablespoons melted butter and salt. Stir in 2 cups wheat flour.
- Using the other 1 cup of wheat flour, flour a flat surface and knead with whole wheat flour until not real sticky – just pulling away from the counter, but still sticky to touch.
*This may take more flour.
- Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the surface of the dough. Cover with a dishtowel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled.
- Divide into 3 loaves and put into 9X5 pans. You must allow it to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch.
- Bake at 350 degrees 30 minutes; do not overbake.
Then eat it and all and prepare for your next race or save it for later I guess.
Question for you: What is your favorite bread recipe? I’m hooked on making it so give me more.