Today we are talking bread. In my humble opinion, nothing beats a slice or two of homemade bread that has been slathered in good quality (salted) butter. Unfortunately most of us are always lacking time and the last thing we want to do is wait around to make bread. I have the perfect solution for those of you who want fresh bread and are not willing to compromise on store bought bread. This Lazy Man Bread is really only four ingredients that you should have on hand and you do not have to knead it, thats right, no kneading goes into this bread which may sound controversial but we are going to allow "time" to knead our bread and allow the gluten to form which will result in a soft chewy bread. Did I mention that you don't even need a bread machine to make this bread? Well you don't, however you will need a dutch oven or two cast iron skillets to bake this bread.
Lazy Man Bread | 4 Ingredients Bread Recipe | No Knead | No Machine
3 Cups all-purpose Flour
1 ¾ teaspoons Salt
½ teaspoon Active Yeast
1 ½ Cups room temperature Water
In a big mixing bowl, mix in flour, salt, and yeast until incorporated. Next add in your water and mix until your mixture is completely incorporated (you might want to use your hands to bring everything together). Cover your bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for 18 hours (your house shouldn’t be too hot or too cold).
After 18 hours, preheat your oven to 450 and make sure you put your Dutch oven in the oven so it heats up with the oven.
Roll out your bread, you may need a bit of flour and roll it into a ball. Pull your pot out once it is heated and sprinkle the bottom with flour and carefully add your bread in.
Bake your bread in the oven with the lid on for 30 minutes. Take the lid off and bake another 15-20 minutes or until your bread is golden brown. Take it out of your oven and remove your bread from the pot, cool on cooling rack. Once the bread is at room temperature you can cut into. Enjoy!
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.