Beginner Cook - Lengthy Cooking Time - Baked Good - Vegan - Vegetarian
Similar to pastry dough, store bought bread contains far more ingredients than those required to bake bread at home. In addition to all sorts of preservatives to extend shelf life, most store bought bread contains too much salt or sugar. This can be particularly problematic for people following a low sodium or low sugar diet. Home baked bread is a perfect answer. Not only is it healthier, it is delicious with a crunchy crust and meaty center. While making your own bread will require a little time, it freezes well and can be enjoyed for days or even weeks depending on how much bread you consume on a daily basis. In our home, one loaf of bread lasts up to a week or more. The key is to slice the bread prior to freezing so that you only thaw the number of slices needed.
Ingredients (makes 2 large loaves)
Time - 3 hours and 20 minutes