I will never cease to find it amazing that you really only need four ingredients to make bread.
That's all. For thousands of years in cultures all over the world, it's the same four ingredients that are used. We have been making the rustic artisan breads for our daily bread as it is so easy to make, being a no-knead recipe.
I save the kneaded breads for special occasions. Although I plan to start making it weekly again for Lent. But for our daily bread we take from the master bread recipe from Artisan Bread in Less Than Five Minutes a Day
3 cups warm water
1.5 tablespoons yeast
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
6 1/2 cups flour
This makes up to five loaves that you store in your refrigerator until you’re ready to bake. Just pull off what you need for the day, shape it, let it rest for 20 minutes, score it and bake for 30 minutes; the rest stays in the fridge. To find out how to make out of this and its variations Peasant Loaves, Flatbreads and Pizzas and Enriched Breads and Pastries—Couronne from France; Limpa from Scandinavia; Ksara from Morocco; Broa from Portugal; and Chocolate-Raisin Babka from the Ukraine, as well as the basics Oatmeal Bread, Bagels, and White Bread you will have to get the book.
But it all really comes down to the fact you really only need four ingredients to make bread.