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Basic Bread

I wanted to share with you a simple bread recipe. I use this recipe all the time at home and it is really easy to make with things that most people have in their long term food storage.

The recipe:

1 lb flour (regular, all purpose flour or whole wheat)

2 tsp of yeast (we keep our yeast in the fridge once opened)

1 tbsp salt

1.5 cups of warm water (not hot)

Mix your ingredients to form a dough and knead for about 10 minutes.

Place your dough in a greased bowl (I use olive oil to lightly coat the inside of a mixing bowl). Cover the bowl with a towel and put it in a warm place for about an hour to let the dough rise.

After the dough has risen and roughly doubled in size, preheat the oven to 500* F.

Punch down the dough and shape it. (It doesn’t have to be pretty. I’ve down round loaves, baguettes, regular loaves and buns with this recipe.)

Place in the oven and turn it down to 450*F. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it rest for at least 20-30 minutes before cutting. It is still cooking during this resting period.

Cut and enjoy. Bread may not be glamorous but in a SHTF situation, it can keep you alive and stretch out any sort of stew or soup you may be eating.