Easy, Inexpensive Homemade Bread

ggggBY MEGAN MAHEDY

Staff Writer

There’s nothing quite like crispy, warm, fresh homemade bread- especially when you bake it yourself.

Fresh-baked homemade bread is inexpensive, healthier and environmentally friendlier than the store bought stuff, not to mention it tastes incredible.

This bread comes out to have a dense, crispy edge, sourdough-like texture. I use this bread for breakfast toasted with some butter, mashed avocado, and a poached egg on top with Himalayan salt and pepper.

(Photos by Megan Mahedy)

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Photo by Megan Mahedy

Yield:

1 large bowl

Cookie tray

Aluminum foil

Ingredients:

3 Cups All Purpose flour

1 teaspoon sea salt

3 teaspoons dry yeast

1 cup of warm water

3 teaspoons of sugar

1 Tablespoon of butter

Instructions:

gggggggg.jpg1)  Add flour, sugar, salt and yeast to the large bowl and mix well.

2)  Once mixed well, melt the butter into the warm water, and while continuously mixing, slowly add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients.

3)  You should begin to see the dough getting sticky and shaping together. Begin to knead the dough into a ball-like shape.

4)  Put dough on a clean surface, floured surface and let rest for 10 minutes.

5)  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

6)  After 10 minutes, cut the dough into two. Then begin to roll those two pieces out to about 12 inches long.

7)  Braid together under fold the edges.

gggggggggggggg.jpg8)  To have a crispier top, melt a bit of butter and coat the top of the bread before baking.

9)  Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Once finished, broil for about three minutes until the bread develops a crispy, golden brown top.

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