I love homemade bread. There is nothing better than the smell of it baking in your house and the taste of it right out of the oven. My mom was big on baking homemade bread as well and, lucky for me, we enjoyed many a loaves when I was younger. I love baking it almost as much as I love eating it. It sounds funny, I know, but there is something very comforting about making the dough and then reaping the rewards of your hard work when it comes out of the oven.
A lot of time, people shy away from even attempting to make homemade bread because the whole process might seem a little intimidating. I promise, stick with me and you will be making the best homemade bread in no time.
Let’s start slow though….
I recently attempted this loaf of bread I saw on Pinterest. It intrigued me because it claimed to be really easy. I realized I had all the ingredients already in the house, and it did seem really easy.
I gave it a try.
A chewy on the outside, soft on the inside, flavorful, delicious bread that was super easy to make!
Let’s make this your first “bread-making” lesson and we will start with this easy loaf. It is so good and so worth it!
It is important to note though, that you have to start this dough the night before you want to make it. Don’t let this scare you! Keep reading and you will see how easy this is!
Easy Homemade Bread
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp salt
1 tsp yeast
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 cups water
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast. Drizzle in honey and add water. Mix until a very wet dough forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set askide for 12-18 hours to rise. DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
Heat oven to 450 degrees and heat a cast iron pot for 15 minutes in the oven. (I actually used a large corning ware pan, because I don’t have a cast iron pan! I sure need one though!) While pot is heating, take dough out of bowl and shape into a ball on a heavily floured surface with heavily floured hands. Take pot out of oven and add dough. Cover and bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove lid and bake for 15 minutes more. Carefully take pot out and remove bread. Serve hot with butter.