This recipe is fantastic, super easy and cheap. With only a few ingredients and a few minutes, you can have a wonderful bread dough that will keep (though it won't last) for 2 weeks in your fridge. It makes about 2 small loaves of crusty, chewy, delicious bread.
This recipe is from "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking" by Jeff Hertzberg, Zoe Francois.
Step 1: Step 1- The recipe
3 cups of warm water, about 100 degrees
1 1/2 Tablespoons of active dry or instant yeast (I use instant)
1 1/2 Tablespoons of kosher salt
6 1/2 cups of unbleached, all purpose flour (I use King Arthur Flour, it makes nice dough)
--You can use bread flour if you like, but I find all purpose works well and is more practical as it has more applications than just bread.