Baking Bread Like a BOSS

A year or two ago I learned that making bread is really easy. Contrary to popular belief (if my friends are any indication of “popular belief”), you don’t have to do any messy kneading or rolling etc. Making your own bread isn’t just for hipsters anymore. In fact, you don’t need to look far for rationale…

For hippies, when you make your own bread you can control what goes into it. For cheapskates, making your own bread is way cheaper than buying it. For fancy people, home made bread tastes better than store bought loaf (ok, not the really fancy stuff).

It’s easy! Try it!

Ingredients

The ingredients are simple and wholesome!

  • 1 tablespoon of yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup (to the brim) of warm water
  • 1 cup (to the brim) of white flour
  • 1 cup (to the brim) of brown flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of oil (or so) to grease the baking tin

Activate the yeast

Put the yeast and sugar into a mixing bowl along with the warm water. The yeast will activate and dissolve…

After five minutes or so your water will look cloudy.

Add the flour

Now you can add the flour and the salt, and mix.

Let it rise

Let the dough sit and rise for 30-60 minutes.

I used to wait an hour, but I’m less patient now and generally only wait 45 minutes or so. :)

Prepare baking tin

Put about 1 teaspoon of oil in your baking tin and spread it around all four sides using a paper towel.

Bake!

Bake on 230 °C for 35 minutes, and voila!

You’re welcome. :)

4 thoughts on “Baking Bread Like a BOSS

  1. Adding a gloop of olive oil (or butter) will dramatically improve the texture and the length of time it stays ‘fresh’ for.

  2. Ah, so now you have a cooking show. Makes me want to make bread again. I used to bake 14 2lb loaves every two weeks. It had soy flour, whole wheat flour, white flour, honey and all the rest. It was enormous to knead. They ate it all up in two weeks.
    I haven’t checked your blog for awhile. I got worried when I heard the news about the attack on the mall. I love your stories of your experiences; you are such a good writer.
    We are doing well; celebrated our 50th this summer with a week together with the family at Point Reyes Station in Marin county—wonderful. Muggins is a bit blind and deaf but still powering through the house. I’ve joined the Mac users club to get help with our computers when we need it. Glad that your happy with your work and where you live; lots of adventure for you. Keep safe.

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