I adore bread, and fortunately, many of the loaves of bread at Publix are made without eggs or dairy! A few days ago I decided to try something different. I had made my own pita bread, I had made my own ( homemade tortillas, I was ready to try a loaf of bread!
Scouring the internet, I found the necessary ingredients. Adding and subtracting a few items, I finalized my list to five key ingredients
2 cups of flour
1 tps seasoned salt
1 tbs active yeast
1 cup of boiling water
1 tbs olive oil
Mix the flour, salt, and yeast together in a bowl, with a defined well in the middle. Slowly add the boiling water and oil, stirring with a spoon until thoroughly mixed. Allow to cool for a few minutes before taking out of the bowl and kneading on the counter. Since you just used boiling water, the dough is going to be really hot!
Knead the dough until it becomes stretchy and pliable. If the mixture is too sticky, add flour to smooth out the consistency. After 5-6 minutes of kneading the dough, place it back in the bowl and cover with a damp cloth.
Find something else to do for the next hour. I watched the one and a half episodes of the West Wing.
After you have left the dough to rise and expand for the past hour, knead it again, break into two loaves, and sit in a greased pan to rise again for another 20 minutes (or until the second half of West Wing is over).
Bake in the oven at 325 for 40 minutes.
Yes, this recipe is quite labor intensive, and it would probably have been easier to run downstairs to publix to grab a loaf of bread. This bread, however, is really good, and made even more delicious knowing that it is homemade.