From Scratch: Super Easy Homemade Country Bread

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On my mission to conquer my irrational fear of all things yeasty, I recently tackled a batch of King Arthur Flours  “The Easiest Loaf of Bread You Will Ever Make.”  And guess what?  It WAS easy. I changed the type of flour, however, to organic bread flour instead of AP, just in case you decided to try this recipe yourself.

The entire family really enjoyed it!  It took about 3 hours from start to finish but that was almost all just proofing time.  If you’re looking for an airy, holed, chewy crumb, this is not the recipe for you.  It honestly reminds me of sandwich bread and made terrific toast with a tight coarse crumb and even texture.  At just over $1.50 a loaf you can’t beat it.  When is the last time you bought Wonder Bread for $1.50, not where I am from.

Tip: I did find that my Standard Kitchen Aid with the dough hook attachment was adequate for mixing but NOT for kneading.  I have a professional series Kitchen Aid Mixer 6 quart that might be strong enough, use your best judgment.  I turned out the dough and hand kneaded for the 3-5 minutes.  It was great exercise and makes the finished product that much more enjoyable and satisfying.

If you try out the recipe let me know how it turned out! Try not to be intimidated, it really was easy!

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