Hi I'm new here, from Chicago
Hi I'm Mike, I started making my own bread to save money. I get the 50 lbs sack of bread flour and big bag of yeast from Costco. It seems to last a long time. My super simple bread seems to be a big hit among friends. I bake it in a small cast iron dutch oven with a lid. I'm just starting to play around with what happens if I let the kitchenAid mixer run longer than 5 minutes.
I use 3.5 cups of bread flour
1.5 TBSP of yeast
1.25 cups of 110F water
Mix for 5 min--> cover with EVOO and let rise for 30min, --> Add garlic salt and knock down, put in cast iron dutch oven for 20 min---then into a 400F oven for 40min.
Anyway I'm saying Hi, if you have any tips for a new bread cook, let me have them?