This recipe is adapted from Mark Bittman, who is correct in saying that this isn’t the best bread you’ll ever eat, but it’s quick and it will do if you want something to dip in your soup or spread cheese on.
How to make bread
Preheat the oven to 450. In a medium-size mixing bowl, mix 3 cups of flour (it can be regular or bread flour, or whole wheat), 1 tsp kosher (Mortons) salt, 2 tsp instant yeast. Add a cup of warm water. (But not too warm or it will kill the yeast! Just barely warm.) Mix until it forms a ball and then turn it out on to a dry baking sheet. Shape it into a baguette shape. Let it rise an hour if possible, or at least 20 minutes, until the oven finishes preheating. You may need to reshape it as it rises.
Then bake it until it is a good brown bread color all over.
You don’t need to knead this bread, but it won’t hurt it if you do.
Vegan or vegetarian
Yes, it’s vegan. Depending on how you feel about yeast.