Nobody ever says that! (insert sarcasm font)
I mainly go there for recipes.
My latest obsession is a french bread recipe found on Pinterest that links back to here. (I made very slight adjustments)
The recipe claims to be on your table in one hour from start to finish.
I was skeptical.
2 1/2 Cups Warm Water
2 T. Yeast (I use highly active)
2 T. Sugar
1 t. Salt
3 T. Oil
6 Cups of All Purpose Flour (I use unbleached)
In a smallish bowl, add warm water and sprinkle in the yeast and sugar. Allow to sit for five minutes. The yeast will be bubbly on top.
Stir in the salt and oil.
In a separate bowl, measure out the flour. Pour wet mixture into the flour and mix with a wooden spoon. Be careful not to over mix. The flour should be fully blended and the dough should pull away from the bowl a bit.
Cover the bowl with a warm wet towel and allow to rise for fifteen minutes.
Divide the dough into two loaves and make cuts into the dough diagonally. The dough will be sticky. I recommend flouring your hands continuously until the task is complete.
Allow loaves to rest while you preheat the oven to 375^.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Bread should be golden in color and a toothpick will come out clean after inserting.
The important part now is allowing the bread to cool before slicing into it. If you cut it too soon, it will end up doughy and unsatisfying.
The bread will be soft on the inside and crusty on the outside.
YUM! Homemade bread!