Saturday, January 3, 2009

Make Your Own Bread – It’s Easy

It’s the third day of the New Year and already your resolutions are starting to test your resolve. No fears, that resolution that you made regarding making more meals at home just got a jump start with “Five Minutes a Day for Fresh Baked Bread” by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François from the Mother Earth News Do it Your Self online newsletter.

“It is easy to have fresh bread whenever you want it with only five minutes a day of active effort. Just mix the dough and let it sit for two hours. No kneading needed! Then shape and bake a loaf, and refrigerate the rest to use over the next couple weeks. Yes, weeks!”

The article includes recipes for Caramelized Onion and Herb Dinner Rolls, Naan, Sticky Pecan Caramel Rolls, 100 Percent Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread, Neapolitan Pizza Dough and more. Click here to get started.

Baking bread at home saves hundreds of dollars on groceries every year. With this easy method, each deliciously crusty-on-the-outside, moist-and-chewy-on-the-inside loaf will only cost you about 50 cents and 5 minutes a day. We can smell the soft warm aroma of fresh bread filling the kitchen already. It’s easy, and you can do it!