I love baking bread! There is something so homey about the smells while its baking and the taste with just a little butter melting on a still warm slice. But anyone who has ever made bread from scratch knows that its no easy task. With all the mixing, kneading, rising, kneading again… its an all day chore!
But not anymore!!!
Recently I discovered an Ebook called “Easy, Fabulous Bread Making” by Barbara Mack. She has discovered that it is possible by refridgerating the dough for a minimum of 8 hours, you can eliminate ALL the work!
Here’s the Ingredients:
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup melted butter, cooled
3 T sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp yeast (quick rise is best)
4 cups of flour (bread flour is best, but all purpose flour works too)
Mix the wet and the dry ingredients in separate bowls and then mix together with a wooden spoon
Mix with the wooden spoon for at least 5 minutes. Don’t knead.
Once its formed into dough, loosely cover with either a lid or plastic wrap
Stick it in the fridge for at least 8 hours. It can stay in the fridge for up to 5 days!
I discovered today that there isn’t a regular loaf pan in the house, so into the bundt pan the dough went! It took about 2 hours to rise to double the size. You’ll know its ready to go in the oven when you touch it and it doesn’t spring back. Cook in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes. Brush butter over the top for a nice golden crust.
Its so perfect! And it took so little effort!
AND it tastes FABULOUS! Easily the best homemade bread I’ve ever made :)
Happy Thursday! And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the Pinned It, Made It! Link Party :) Can’t wait to see what you’ve been inspired to create!!!!!