update - calories are SUPER high! Almost 2000 for the whole loaf - if you happen to be able to cut it into 12 then it woudl 165 for a small slice... hrmph... was outstanding till i saw that... ----------- Hello - beyond easy - nothing to let rise, not much to mess up - absolutely wonderful recipe! I used an oatmeal stout, dry basil and spicy olive oil. Taste was great - was done right at the 40 minute mark at mile high.
For those confused by the yeast amount...1 1/4 oz package means one single (not two!) 1/4 oz package. Yummy! Great with soup. Very easy.
This was AWESOME! My first attempt at bread (besides cinnamon rolls and biscuits). I have always feared yeast as this big unknown. This was soooo easy and tasted amazing. Thumbs up from hubby and kid. The flavors blend perfectly. Would be good with a sandwich too. We had this bread, minnestrone soup, and a tomato basil mozarella red pepper salad.