I think many of us would agree that there aren’t many things better than freshly baked bread, but oh the time it takes! Wouldn’t it be great if you could have homemade dough on hand that you could use for bread, pizza, or rolls at any time!
With winter here we thought it was a great time to share another quick bread recipe with you that you loved as much as the 5-Minute Focaccia!
This extremely easy recipe requires no kneading and the beauty of the recipe is that it makes enough dough of four 1-pound amounts that can be used for focaccia-instead of buying store-bought pizza dough, pizza, calzones, rolls, cinnamon rolls, and so much more! Let your imagination run free with all the different recipes you can use this no-knead olive oil dough recipe for to make tasty treats.
The recipe we share with you can be made into larger loaves just by dividing the recipe in half instead of quarters. This is a wonderful recipe to make up and have on hand when you want fresh bread to go with your winter soups. The beauty of this recipe is it will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or double bag your dough and keep it in the freezer for a few months. If you freeze your dough, just remove it from the freezer and put it in the refrigerator the day ahead, or put it out on your counter for about 30-60 minutes depending on room temperature.
This recipe makes 4 pounds of bread dough and can easily be expanded to larger batches.
This recipe can easily be adapted to pizza, focaccia, calzone, rolls, cinnamon rolls, and so much more. Recipe credit: Adapted from “Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day,” by Zoe François and Jeff Hertzberg (Thomas Dunne Books, 2011), as posted on ArtisanBreadInFive.com.
Nothing goes better with fresh olive oil bread or sourdough bread than a delicious dipping sauce. You can adapt this recipe for larger batches very easily and it stores well in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. If stored in the refrigerator remember to bring up to room temperature an hour before serving.
Winter is a great time for soup. At Tastelotta we have a wonderful selection of Slow Cooker Soups, many of which are gluten-free. It is so easy to start a slow cooker in the morning and have a tasty warm meal of homemade soup for dinner. With the olive oil bread recipe we shared and the dipping sauce recipe, you have the makings for a terrific meal with very little time expended.
For our customers that have Instant Pots, slow cooker recipes can easily be adapted to an Instant Pot and instead of a few hours, your soup can be ready in usually less than 30 minutes, with meat additions it takes longer. If adding meat to your slow cooker recipe in an Instant Pot, make sure your meat is cut up in smaller pieces so they cook evenly. Enjoy winter with Tastelotta Slow Cooker Soups!