And then I decided to make some bread, since one can't have cheese without something to eat it on. Here's my simple little recipe, which was cobbled together from six different recipes online:
Mix about 2 tsp of yeast with 4 cups of very warm water and a big spoonful of honey. Slowly add 5 cups of flour into the yeast. Let sit for 45 minutes to let it rise. I put my dough in the oven (NOT turned on) so it wouldn't be disturbed. Toss in about 2 tsp. of salt, 1/4 cup of olive oil and started kneading more flour in. Keep going until the dough doesn't stick to your hands and the bowl anymore. I ended up kneading in about 2 1/2 more cups of flour. Coat a bowl and the dough in oil and let it sit for another 45 minutes. Then, punch it a few times to push out some of the gas (very satisfying...) Shape the dough into loaves or boules and let it sit a little longer, about a half hour. Bake for about 45 minutes on 350 degrees F. Cool, slice and enjoy!
|Right before baking!|
|With a smear of homemade cheese.|