I found a little note from my friend Suzie, and texted her immediately demanding the recipe. She said, "oh it's SOOO easy." (Um, everyone says that. I didn't believe her.) But then I found out it really, it is so easy. No special equipment or ingredients needed.
Here, my friends, is a recipe that could change your life....
2 1/4 teaspoons or 1 pkg dry yeast
2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
Warm up a bowl in the microwave or under hot water (and then dry).
Add yeast, water, sugar, and salt to the warm bowl and stir until dissolved.
Add flour and stir until blended. DO NOT KNEAD!
Cover and let rise one hour or until doubled in size.
Oil a cookie sheet and sprinkle with corn meal.
Flour hands, remove dough from bowl. Divide dough into 2 rounds and place on cookie sheet.
Let rise one more hour.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees while bread is rising.
Brush the top with melted butter and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees and cook an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately brush again with butter.
It is especially delicious when served warm, right out of the oven!!!!
(Adapted from the cookbook Favorites)
This would be a great addition to one of these delicious soups:
Chicken Noodle Soup
Butternut Squash Soup
Pork Apple Cider Soup
Also, it would taste extra divine with this Raspberry Butter !
P.S. A few tips when making bread:
-Make sure the kitchen is warm
-put the bowl the dough is rising in on top of a dishcloth for extra warmth