Have you ever made bread at home? It can be quite a scary adventure. Well maybe not scary for you but the thought of baking homemade – from scratch – bread terrified me. I kind of over came my fear a few years when I started making Homemade Beer Bread , but to be honest that’s pretty much flour, sugar and beer. That’s not homemade “yeasty” bread! The yeast part of bread making is what scared me!
The other day when I was at the Amish Market I bought a huge container of active yeast. Why? Because I obviously wanted to torture myself and because I’m crazy pants….
No, really I bought it because I wanted to use it as motivation! I thought that if I had this huge container of yeast in the pantry that I would HAVE to make bread or my money would go to waste. Well, I was correct.
That container of yeast in the pantry meant 2 things….#1 I needed to make bread and #2 I had an entire container to yeast to experiment with!
That’s how this beautiful homemade bread was made! I was so ridiculously in love with this bread and was beyond excited when it came out right! I made two loaves of bread and BigBear was in homemade bread heaven!
The top was crusty BUT the good kind of crusty! You know, the crusty baked bread with the soft inside.
We cut it into slices and slathered homemade apple butter all over it!
This recipe will make 2 loaves of Homemade “Artisan” Style Bread. Yes, I used the air quotes when saying “Artisan” because I’m kind of on the fence about what Artisan really means. I read somewhere once that Artisan was about the person that made the bread but I always think about Artisan as being this kind of bread. You know the kind here, round/oval with the crusty outside and soft outside. So I decided to call is “Artisan” haha.