...like yeast for about 1/2 price :)
I've been baking a lot of pizza dough, flatbread and what Max calls "Awesome Bread" - all very very tasty breads that are super easy to make and require just a few ingredients - flour, water, salt, and.... yeast.
I bought a jar of your basic Fleishman's Active Dry yeast at Safeway, and it cost almost $10.00. A relatively high-ticket item, but still a bargain when you're using it only a teaspoon or two at a time.
Then, a couple of weeks later I'm at Target and noticed that the exact same jar of yeast is only $4.95 - score!! On the advice if Michael Ruhlman I keep my yeast in the freezer where it will last a good long time - but at the rate I've been turning out the bread - it won't have to last very long........
No-Knead "Awesome Bread"
3 cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon active dry yeast
½ teaspoon sugar
1½ teaspoon salt
1½ cups warm water
½ teaspoon vinegar (balsamic, wine, or cider—whatever you have)
Spray a cutting board with oil spray (or film with a little olive oil) and turn the dough onto the board. Shape the dough into a round loaf and cover it with the plastic wrap and towel. Let it rest for about an hour.
Thirty minutes before the dough is ready, preheat the oven to 450°F.
Put a Dutch oven, lidded casserole (ceramic, not glass), or other heavy lidded pot (I use my Grandma's old school pressure cooker) into the oven to preheat.
Scrape or pour the dough into the heated pot. The dough will be very wet—don’t fret.
Bake for 30–35 minutes. Remove the lid and bake for 15–20 minutes more, until the top is browned and crusty.