Monday, October 5, 2015

All About That Bread

(Disclaimer: Sorry, but there is nothing gluten-free about this post.)

Happiness is...
A warm, fresh, homemade baguette
The smell making your mouth water
and your stomach growl
Crusty and floury on the outside
Soft and chewy on the inside
Generously thick slices, 
with thick layers of butter
Each bite is a taste of home,
of family,
of comfort, 
of love. 

Yes, homemade bread is so great, I wrote a poem about it. Here's how my Mom makes it amazing:

1 c water
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
3 c all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp bread-machine yeast

Put all the ingredients in the bread machine in order, and set the machine on the "dough cycle." When the dough is finished mixing, take it out and roll it in flour, and form a 12-15" log. Place it in a floured banneton, and cover it with oiled plastic. Let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour. Then gently transfer it to a greased cookie sheet. Slash the top several times with a sharp knife. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 min.

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