Almost every society in the world eats bread in some form. Human history has many stories on the symbolism of bread. I do find in this day and age bread is turned down by many who cannot eat gluten, or wheat, no white flour, staying away from carbs...many reasons for staying away from bread. But, if bread is done right, then there isn't any reason to not enjoy it and share it with others. Home made bread is easy, delicious and you know what is in it. It can be made gluten free, wheat free, white flour free, as for the carbs can't really get around that. With minimal ingredients and no preservatives or added chemicals these carbs can be utilized in your body.
In this new year and new decade let us try and look at the food we consume differently. As nourishment for our bodies and minds, foods that can be used to create better health, more energy, longevity and happiness. Through my blogs this year I will share with you recipes to bring flavor to healthy foods, be more creative with cooking and food prep, making it simple for you in the process. It will take some time and commitment from you but my intention is to make it easier for you to eat well and live well. Let us break bread together and make this the start of a healthy and prosperous new year!!!
3 cups all purpose flour
2 large minced garlic cloves
¾ tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp active rapid rise yeast
1 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary, or more it you like
1 ¼ tsp kosher salt
1 ½ cup room temp water
2 tbsp cornmeal
In a large bowl combine flour, garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper and yeast.
Using a wooden spoon or your hand add water and mix until wet sticky dough forms.
Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature until surface shows bubbles, about 18-24 hours.
Lightly oil a 10 inch cast iron skillet and sprinkle with cornmeal.
On a lightly floured surface gently shape dough into a round.
Place dough into the prepared skillet, cover with a clean dishtowel and let stand at room temperature until dough has doubled in size, about 2 hours.
Place dough into a preheated oven at 450 degrees and bake for 30-40 minutes until it is golden brown.