Food Share: Week 1

Jan 16, 2013 by

As many of you know, Adam and I have been trying to make healthier choices and one of those choices was to cut waaaaaaaay down on the amount of processed foods we eat.

Admittedly, we are far from perfect.  But we try.  Cooking from scratch (or mostly from scratch) has helped a LOT.  The other day I realized that I hate sitting on Pinterest looking through all these recipes but never knowing if they will turn out well.  That’s why I decided to start a weekly recipe share with all of you.

Here’s this week’s recipe:

Easy Artisan Bread

6 cups unbleached flour

3 1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp yeast

3 cups of water

In a large mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients.  Add water until a sticky dough forms.  Cover with saran wrap for 12-18 hours (we did ours overnight, plus a few hours).  Heat oven to 450 degrees.  Put EMPTY cast iron pots with lids in the oven to heat for 30 minutes.  In the mean time, divide dough into two balls and roll on heavily floured surface. (I like to use a large Silpat so my counter doesn’t get messy.  Oh who am I kidding…it still gets messy.)  Remember that the cast iron pots will be VERY hot when they come out so use good oven mitts.  Take them out, put one lump of dough in each pot, cover and put back in the oven for 30 minutes.  Take the lids off, return to the oven for another 15 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack and you’re done!

(Originally from: Simply So Good)

This lady’s website has a LOT more info regarding cast iron pots, halving the recipe, adding additional ingredients and a bunch of pictures.  I definitely recommend checking it out.

breadNot a great picture, but this is ours all sliced up.  Half of it is gone already.  Sooo tasty and only 4 ingredients.  Can’t say that about store-bought bread!



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