It is just the best bread and just a few simple ingredients. I've started buying my yeast in bulk at our local health food store, Mamajeans. It's so fresh and is much cheaper then the yeast we've always used. You put the warm water, yeast, & salt in a plastic refrigerator container (I also buy sea salt that's chunky in bulk at the health food store....such a bargain). I grind the salt a little in an old coffee grinder. The yeast and salt don't have to dissolve before you dump in the flower and just mix it together (no kneading required). Let it set out on the cabinet for about 2 hours & it looks like this.
The dough then should be placed in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours or up to a week. I take out enough for a small boule and then put the rest back in the frig. You just form the boule and let it raise for about 20 min. while the oven pre-heats. I bake mine on a pizza stone. This is what the dough looks like while rising.
The crust looks hard to chew but it isn't and it is wonderful for a sandwich. I slice it at a slant and it makes the perfect sandwich. It also makes the best toast with my home-made jelly.
If you want the recipe, let me know but I suggest you buy the book because it's loaded with great recipes and ideas. They now have a recipe for pizza dough that is supposed to be amazing. That's the next thing I'm trying.
We have winter storm warnings tonight so we'll see if Leola's is open tomorrow (my work day). If not, I loaded the back porch wood box with wood and I have lots of books on my Kindle. Not to mention all the projects I'm trying to get done for our Spring Open House. Guess we'll just see what happens.