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    How To Make Bread, As Told By Cats

    Making your own bread might sound complicated, but these cats have got you covered.

    Total Time: 13 hr 30 min

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    Prep: 30 min

    Inactive/Nap: 12 hr

    Cook: 1hr

    Head to the store to get your ingredients (Maybe bring your human along, she will probably float the bill)

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    1 pound bread flour, plus extra for shaping

    1 teaspoon instant rapid rise yeast

    2 teaspoons honey

    10 ounces bottled or filtered water

    2 teaspoons kosher salt

    2 quarts hot water

    Vegetable oil, for greasing the rising container

    2 tablespoons cornmeal

    1/3 cup water

    1 tablespoon cornstarch

    Step 1: Combine and Meow

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    Put some flour, yeast, honey and your humans bottled water into a bowl. Cover loosely, and place in refrigerator next to canned food for 8 to 12 hours.

    Step 3: Get Your Paws Ready

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    Put more flour, yeast, and salt into a bowl. Knead it until it loves you. About 2 to 3 minutes.

    Step 4: Take A Cat Nap

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    Cover the dough in the bowl with a kitchen towel and allow to rest for 20 minutes, give yourself a break.

    Step 5: Get Those Paws Ready Again

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    After your nap, knead the dough for 5 to 10 minutes. The dough will be sticky, so make sure your fur doesn't get into the dough.

    Step 6: Find The Bottom Rack

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    While the dough is kneading, pour half of the hot water into a shallow pan and place on the bottom rack of your oven.

    Step 7: Lick Pan

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    Grease the inside of container with the vegetable oil using tongue. Bat dough ball into the container and set on the rack above the pan of water.

    Step 8: Time for another nap!

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    Allow to rise until doubled in size, approximately 1 to 2 hours, just enough time to dream of catching mice.

    Step 9: Roll Around In Flour

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    Dust your paws with flour, and press the dough out with your claws. Fold then dough a lot. Then, cover the dough with a kitchen towel and take a 10 minute nap.

    Step 10: Poke Dough

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    Fold dough, roll between paws in circular motion. Put some cornmeal on it, and let sit for 1 hour. Take nap, then poke the dough.

    Step 11: Get The Oven Nice and Toasty

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    Place an dish upside down into the oven and heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Oven should throw off enough heat to nap in front of.

    Step 12: Add the Final Touches

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    Brush all the ingredients you have left onto the dough. Make sure to wear your cute hat while doing this.

    Step 13: Time For One Last Cat Nap

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    Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, and take a nap. Once it is done, allow to rest for 30 minutes.

    Step 14: Enjoy!

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