Here's a super easy bread recipe from my buddy Anita in Scotland.
Anita had her own thriving business, which she ran with her husband, James, shown below making the bread! Together they took to the roadsides of Britain, feeding hungry festival crowds with their tummy-pleasing hot baked potatoes, soups—and sandwiches—with their home-baked bread!
Now James is also very handy with woodworking and he's fabulous at making cabinets. Recently, James has changed track and works on modifying campers!
But back to Anita's Super Easy Bread!
OK, on with the bread! Anita kindly shared her super easy bread recipe with us, coming up shortly! Don't forget, it's great for pizza dough too!
For years, Anita had been baking bread using her bread-making machine (like we all do!) but decided to just use it for making the dough only—and to finish off the bread in a real oven. And you need to see the fantastic ovens that James creates! :-)
But then she made a discovery that totally changed the way she makes bread now!
She says it takes her "one trip out to the store" and for a
few minutes each week she can put together enough dough to last her a
week—and she stores the dough in her 'fridge!
Anita's Naan bread goes great with curry (the Brits love their curry, passed on to them by the Pakistanis), and Anita makes all kinds of pizzas, both vegetarian and 'regular'.
Her first loaf was artisanal but didn't hang around the kitchen long enough to be 'appreciated'—the aroma and butter won out.
The next day, she made flat bread stuffed with peppers and olives! Pizza came next... (heck, I'm moving to Scotland right now) and another loaf too, followed by Naan bread the day after! (Maybe we can get an airline discount if we all go over together?)
To see how my BREAD and PIZZA turned out!
You're going to be surprised at how little you need...
Yes, THAT is ALL You Need!
For this super easy bread, we will need to get a plastic box. Anita uses one this size: 8" x 16" x 6" deep.
(If this is too much bread to store in your refrigerator, simply halve the ingredients.)
So there you have it! A very quick and easy way to make bread with four ingredients. I like the way Anita doesn't add sugar. I find that bread in the USA tastes a little too sweet.
As a kid, our family vacationed in France many times (just a quick trip down from England) and mom and I loved to sink our teeth into fresh French bread. I also noticed that real French bread isn't sweet tasting, either.
We would make huge "butties" (sandwiches) out of the 'restaurant loaf' (very wide bread) and I preferred the restaurant loaf to the skinny baguette loaves. You can actually fit meat, fresh tomatoes, etc on a chunk of the wide restaurant loaf. Baguettes, to me, are great for slicing and making garlic bread and crostini.
Crostini is a type of Italian appetizer that consists of small pieces of toasted bread topped with various ingredients. The toppings can vary, but they often include cheese, meats, or vegetables. Crostini can be served as a starter or main course.