Easy No-Knead Homemade Bread
If you’re new to making your own homemade bread, this is hands down THE recipe to begin with.
It took me almost 30 years to try making bread because I figured it would be a labour-intensive process that was beyond my abilities. Human beings have been perfecting the art (and science) of bread-making for millennia! Who am I to mess that up, right?
This bread recipe was a game-changer though! Not only did it only require 3 simple ingredients (plus water), it can be whipped up in a bowl using an ordinary kitchen spoon and it comes out perfect every time.
It only takes a couple minutes to prepare and you don’t even have to touch the dough! Just mix flour, yeast and salt with a little warm water and let it rise.
Not only will it take you next to no time to prepare, it costs just pennies to make and has no added sugar, preservatives or other unwanted ingredients. Try it once and you will wonder why anyone pays upwards of $5.00 a loaf at the grocery store.
Artisan-Style Homemade Bread
This bread is a little bit denser and has much larger holes in it than than fluffy, uniform sandwich-style bread. Many people call this “artisan bread.” I have a little bit of a hard time with that since I believe the term “artisan” should be reserved for things made by people with real talent. This requires zero talent.
My recipe calls for white, all-purpose flour simply because that’s the type of flour that most people have on hand. But if you’d rather use whole-wheat it will work just as well. I haven’t tried it with other ancient grains (Einkorn, etc.) or gluten-free options as of yet.
You can also add toppings to this bread like cheese, herbs, olives or sundried tomatoes to add a little flavour and make this like the decadent artisan breads you might pick up at your local bakery, so feel free to get creative!
This is also a really nice bread to dip in olive oil and balsamic vinegar or as part of a spread or cheese board. Or as a base for French toast. Or just serve hot with butter and perhaps some homemade strawberry jam?? It also makes a great bread to make homemade stuffing out of for Thanksgiving (or any day, really). So I guess what I’m saying is that it’s really versatile and you just need to make it try it any which way you like!