I’ve baked bread for years…learned to do it when I was a kid and my grandfather loved the basic white bread I made for him. He would just rave about it (and what kid doesn’t enjoy that?) and talk about how it was just like what his mom used to make. For many years, that was the only bread I made…well, that and corn bread.
I love artisan style breads, but always bought them from a bakery. Sheesh…do you realize how expensive that is? And being on medical leave has caused me to be just a bit more cautious with my spending. Who really knows how long I’ll be off work? I sure don’t want to waste money on things I don’t need, especially things I can make for myself.
I’m on Pinterest and have a bread pinboard…have pinned a ton of recipes but hadn’t tried very many of them. Until earlier this week when I was out of bread and didn’t feel like going to the store. Yes, I certainly could have asked someone to pick up a loaf of bread for me, but I hate to ask people to do things like that. So…I started searching through the recipes I’d pinned. There were a lot of them that required ingredients I didn’t have on hand…again, didn’t feel like getting out, so I kept searching. And then I came across a recipe for peasant bread…an easy to mix up recipe with only basic ingredients…and no kneading. Now there are times that I find kneading bread to be therapeutic, but not when I don’t feel well. So I decided to give this recipe a try.
It really was so easy…the bread dough was a little stickier than I’m used to, but it didn’t matter. Let it rise in the mixing bowl, divide it into 1-quart glass baking dishes, let it rise again and bake. And it’s delicious. How can you go wrong with a recipe that’s quick and easy and then turns out to be yummy as well?
I’ve been exploring the blog where the recipe was originally published…love it…check it out for yourself…
I’m always amazed at the various talents that people have…this woman is an amazing cook and writes a blog that makes you wish you could be in the kitchen with her.
So…I’ve found another go-to bread recipe..I have a feeling I’ll be making this frequently. Let me know if you try it, okay?
- Wholemeal Country Bread (auroralapetite.wordpress.com)
- Making Bread (in the spirit of a detective who knows Rule #4) (jazzkitchenblog.wordpress.com)