With not much to do and no where to really go these days, there is no better time to spend with the family building memories and spending time together.
The hustle and bustle of today’s world makes it hardly possible to enjoy a home cooked meal. With anything that happens in life, it is important to look for the silver lining. Ask yourself, what is the good that has come out of this very troubling and uncertain time in our society? How have the events going on in the world brought about blessings for you and your family?
For me, one way I have been keeping busy while also keeping my spirits more is by going to one of my most beloved hobbies — Baking.
I have a recipe for yeast free bread that is not only delicious, but also a great alternative for those who may not be able to have yeast… Enjoy!
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar, double this amount if desired
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup water, room temperature
2 teaspoons vinegar (cider or white)
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. In a 2-cup measuring cup, combine the water and vinegar. While stirring, add the water mixture to the flour mixture. Stir the mixture until a dough forms.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes to make sure all the ingredients are incorporated.
Shape the dough into a flat, round disk no more than 1 1/2 inches high. Place the dough on a baking sheet or pizza pan. Dip a sharp knife into flour then cut an “X” or “#” on top of the loaf.
Place the pan in the oven and bake at 400 degrees F for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and the crust is firm. If desired, brush the top of the loaf with milk halfway through the baking time for a softer crust.
When the bread is done, remove it from the oven and while still hot brush it with the melted butter. The butter adds flavor as well as softening the crust.