I want to share this bread recipe with you. I can not take credit for the recipe, its not mine but I can not remember where I found it online either.
Four ingredients. That's it.
3 cups lukewarm water
6 1/2 to 7 1/2 cups flour
1 T. salt
1 1/2 T. yeast
Put these 4 ingredients in a bucket and stir them up to make a rough, sticky dough.
If you use a stand mixer, mix for about 30-60 seconds or stir with a wooden spoon or whisk.
Cover and allow to stand at room temperature for about 2 hours. Then refrigerate for 2 hours or up to 7 days.
When you are ready to make your bread, sprinkle the top of the dough with flour and grease your hands. Then pull off a chunk about the size of a softball. Plop dough onto floured work surface and shape into a log or round loaf.
Place dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment and sift a light coat of flour over the top. This will keep the loaf moist as it rests before baking. let this rise for 45-60 minutes. Preheat over to 450 degrees. Place a shallow pan (metal or cast iron) on lowest rack and have 1 cup of hot water ready to go.
After the dough has risen, slash the top of the bread 3-4 times with a sharp knife. Place in oven
and immediately pour water in the pan and shut the door. Bake for 25-35 minutes.
Will make 3-4 loaves depending on size.
This bread is awesome by itself, served with soup, salad or any meal.
Makes Yummy grilled sandwiches and works in a pinch as pizza crust too!
Bread baking doesn't get much easier!