BFF Bread - Best, Fast, and Fabulous Bread
DHF Bread - Dear Husbands Favorite Bread
FFE Bread - Fantastic Fast Easy Bread
But whatever you call it it's easy, fast and fabulously good bread (EFFG Bread)
3 cups bread flour*
3/4 teaspoon yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups water, tap water, lukewarm
In a large bowl stir together dry ingredients, add water and stir to mix. You're just stirring to get all the flour incorporated into the water. The dough will be sticky.
Cover with plastic wrap and let stand on the counter for 8 to 18 hours.
(this stood overnight - it is all bubbly and yeasty smelling - that's a good thing)
Use spatula and stir down. Remove from bowl to a floured parchment paper (you could use floured wax paper as well). Shape with floured hands into a ball on the parchment and let stand for 30 minutes.
While that is resting heat your oven to 450 degrees. Heat your baking dish right in the oven too.
(I normally use a cast iron pan it's a deep pan, but I have used a glass round casserole dish too.)
when the 30 minutes is up place your bread paper and all into your hot pan. Cover and bake for 30 minutes, uncover and bake 5 to 15 minutes more depending on your oven. I bake 8 minutes uncovered to get a beautiful golden brown loaf.
* You could use all-purpose flour as well. If you do I would add 1 tablespoon of vital wheat gluten.
This is a wonderful loaf of bread. And so very fast and easy. It takes a max of 5 minutes to stir the dough up. I leave it over night to be baked in the morning or stir it up in the morning to be baked to go with supper. My DH loves this bread and asks for it often. My kids like it as do the grand-kids. What an easy crowd pleasing recipe.
a little bird