It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. During the first few weeks of mostly staying at home, I was obsessed with sourdough bread and sourdough starter. It ended up being more work than I bargained for and I “discarded” a lot of flour in the process. I will probably experiment some more with it at some point in the future.
Last week I found a wonderful bread recipe that only requires 3 ingredients. Flour, yeast, and water. It calls for 1/4 teaspoon of yeast. A package of yeast has about 2.25 teaspoons of yeast in it. I am fortunate in that I was able to find a whole jar of yeast a couple of months ago.
The bread takes 24 hours to make but requires very little work and no kneading. It just needs to sit for a long time, kind of like sourdough. I baked it in a dutch oven.
The bread is light and has a wonderful crust. I was surprised by the flavor considering it has no fat, sugar, or salt in it. Here is the recipe in the New York Times
I have a bread cookbook that I bought during the first gulf war. I have enjoyed trying some of the recipes that I had not tried before.