How To Make Bread, As Told By Cats

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

1. Total Time: 13 hr 30 min

Prep: 30 min
Inactive/Nap: 12 hr
Cook: 1hr

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

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

3. Step 1: Combine and Meow

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.

4. Step 3: Get Your Paws Ready

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

5. Step 4: Take A Cat Nap

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

6. Step 5: Get Those Paws Ready Again

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.

7. Step 6: Find The Bottom Rack

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

8. Step 7: Lick Pan

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.

9. Step 8: Time for another nap!

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

10. Step 9: Roll Around In Flour

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.

11. Step 10: Poke Dough

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.

12. Step 11: Get The Oven Nice and Toasty

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.

13. Step 12: Add the Final Touches

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

14. Step 13: Time For One Last Cat Nap

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

15. Step 14: Enjoy!

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