This is the perfect recipe for a cozy day at home. Especially if you are spending ALL DAY at home! This one takes time but the results are worth it! Not only will you get to enjoy a delicious loaf of home-made bread, your house will smell amazing in the process.
Of all the recipes I have tried, this one made me the most proud. I felt like the Pioneer Woman. I think I could have survived living in ancient times.. or the middle ages... or maybe the prairie... Ok, who am I kidding, I can't even camp.
But I can make bread! And now you can too. So grab some cozy socks, put on some background music, and enjoy the process.
Perfect for a cool Autumn day
You can also use this recipe with different herbs, or substitute for a jalapeno cheese bread. Next time I think I will experiment with using seeds.
1 Packet Active Dry Yeast
2 Cups Warm Water
4 Cups Flour
1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
1 Tlbs Thyme
1 1/2 Tlbs Rosemary
Add yeast to water and stir
Combine salt with Flour and Herbs
Add Yeast and Water to Flour Mixture
Flour your hands before mixing
Add Roasted Garlic (See below)
Knead together until you have a doughy consistency
Let rise 1 1/2 to 2 hours - dough should be twice the size
Use a floured spatula to pull dough away from the sides of the bowl
Let rise another 1 1/2 to 2 hours
Remove from the bowl onto a floured surface
Form the dough by first kneading in flour then pulling the sides and pinching at the top
Grease a clean bowl with olive oil and flour
Place dough into the bowl pinched side down
Pre-heat a Dutch oven for 1 hour at 450 f
Carefully place the dough into the oven
Cook at 450 for 30 minutes with the top on, then remove the top and cook for another 15 minutes at 400
Cool for 10 minutes
Slice and Enjoy!
10 Cloves Garlic
Drizzle with Olive Oil
Add Salt and Pepper
Bake for 30 minutes at 400 f