- 1 cup of [warm] water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 package of instant yeast
- 3 cups of [all-purpose] flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Olive oil
What I did was:
- In your mixing bowl, combine the warm water, the sugar, and the yeast. Stir the ingredients together. Then let it sit for around 10 minutes [until the yeast starts to foam].
- Next, add in the flour and salt. Mix the ingredients together until everything is incorporated and a nice dough forms. In my stand mixer, I switch to the dough hook when adding the flour and salt.
- I, then, sprayed the bowl that I would let the dough rise in with non-stick cooking spray just to make things simple for me. Transfer your dough into this bowl. Cover with a damp paper towel and let it rise in a warm area. I typically let any type of dough I am working with rise in a turned off oven. No kneading involved!
- Let your rise for around an hour. Or at least 30 minutes.
- When you are ready to bake the bread [the dough has risen], preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking tray with foil [for easy cleanup]. Drizzle olive oil on top of the foil.
- Transfer your dough to your lined baking sheet. Score the top of the dough, and drizzle with more olive oil.
- Bake in your preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes.
I served it alongside an olive oil and herb dip today, but it would be great for sandwiches or anything else too.
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