I enjoy cooking and baking etc, but have shied away from bread because it always says to let it rise for 2-5 hours at 180 degrees.
Well, i don’t know about you, but my oven does not allow me to set it to 180, so how the heck and i supposed to do this stupid rising business. So forget it, no bread in this house!
Flash forward to lunch with my friend deb. I had some biscuits and beer bread for lunch with her and we got to talking about baking bread.
I went into my normal rant of how the heck am i supposed to find a place to let this stupid dough “rise” for hours at 180…
She says – Oh, easy. (WHAT? easy, well get on with it, how is this accomplished?)
Preheat the oven to 200.
Let it sit there for 10 minutes.
Shut it off.
Whala – you have 180
Well dagnabit, couldn’t all my cookbooks mention that little ditty?
Bread is on the adenda this weekend!