I have been lazy lately. Not your typical kind of lazy. The kind of lazy that never wants to leave the house. I spend enough time in my car lately, that I basically NEVER want to get in my car if I don't have to. So, when I am running out of groceries, or I am missing some key ingredient for dinner, I make do.
It has been a beautiful thing. I don't have to go anywhere, and my house is smelling like wonderful baked goods. Even though, it does take a little energy to make homemade bread, my soul is still intact, which is more than I could say if I went to the store one more time. When I have made these fines loaves, I have to make 4. Yes, 4. 2 loaves for dinner, and 1 loaf for after school (who can deny children fresh baked bread with homemade jam....who? no one). And 1 extra for left overs....right? right? it's kinda insane, but it's also terribly yummy.
Here's my kids favorite bread recipe, maybe you can be lazy too.
In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.
Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
I am a full time momma dedicated to loving my kids and my main squeeze. I'm constantly working to find the balance between my creative efforts and the care and love of my family. I strive for simple beauty in all I create.