ok - so let me shed some light on my thought process - bread = good, baked goods in my house = AMAZING, time it takes to make bread in my house = troublesome - here lies my starting point today...
..I do have a bread machine BUT when you see on pintrest a recipe for a fantastic, five ingredient, three bowl bread recipe - how can you pass up the chance AND the story of the girl and her mom sharing in baking the bread just added to my excitement to try this recipe... Alexandra's Kitchen
(warning: got a little distracted at some points - so not all the steps have images, but check out the original website - she has great photos)
pretty simple ingredients - flour, salt, lukewarm water, sugar, and active dry yeast
adding the active dry yeast to the lukewarm water/sugar mixture - in the background the whisked flour and salt mixture
adding the liquid to the greased (with butter) bowl with the flour mixture
mixed together with a wooden spoon - then left the dough to rise for an hour and forty-five minutes, before beating down the dough, dividing it in half and dividing the dough between two VERY WELL GREASED PYREX BOWLS - let this proof again...
after proofing for another half hour - put the dough in the oven at 425 degrees for ten minutes before reducing the temperature to 375 degrees for another 23 minutes...and VOILA - two loaves of bread (on the right in the bottom side up just for you to see how golden brown it should be and on the left the top of the finished bread)
and because I can't even deny this and I feel like I need to stress one detail that I really struggled with....BUTTER THE PYREX BOWLS REALLY WELL - REALLY REALLY REALLY WELL...
my second loaf got stuck in the pan - oops!! (live and laugh :) )
didn't take away from the final result though (with a special shout out to Tastefully Simply and their magical Strawberry Rhubarb jam...this bread was delicious!!
God Bless (and remember to butter your bowls thoroughly),