Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Recipe Tuesday!!

Okay so not going to lie, I am becoming quite the stereotypical Molly Mormon homemaker minus the organization part, so maybe I'm not so Molly... haha. Anyways, I haven't burned anything in like A MONTH (knock on wood). All of the new recipes I've been experiment not only work, but taste great! For instance this little piece of art.

Yeah, I made that... dare I say that it is awesome.
Anyways, I've NEVER made bread before. I've watched others, but never myself.
So I present to you the EASIEST bread recipe.

Quick & Crusty French Baguettes

2 cups very warm water
1 packet yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
3-4 cups flour
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Set the bowl on top of your preheating oven for ten minutes. Stir in the salt and add the flour a half-cup at a time, until the dough becomes soft but not sticky. Knead the dough until elastic.

Cut the dough into four even pieces. Roll each of them into four long, thin ropes. Twist together two of the ropes to form one loaf. Twist the other two ropes together to form a second loaf. Transfer both onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

You can now bake the loaf right away (if you’re in a hurry) or allow it to rise for an additional 15-30 minutes on top of your warm oven.

Now for the SECRET: Fill a large bowl with 3-4 cups of ice. Open your hot oven and place the baking sheet with the baguettes inside, then toss the ice cubes on the bottom of the oven and quickly shut the door. Do NOT open your oven for 15 minutes. Bake until golden brown, about 15-18 minutes.

Serve fresh and hot with your favorite olive oil for dipping.

(I got the recipe from here)

I did forget to do the ice cube trick, so maybe it wasn't as good as it could've been. BUT IT WAS AMAZING. I made bbq crock pot chicken and we made little sandwiches with my homemade bread and it was BOMB.

I love you all. I'm off to my piano lesson. I have a recital on Thursday!! :)
Love, Evi

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