Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This weeks bread baking challenge was a smashing success! I had a lot of fun figuring out how to make bread from scratch though it took a lot longer then I anticipated. My advice for anyone wanting to experiment with baking bread: Give yourself an entire afternoon. My goal is to get faster and faster as I get more comfortable with the recipe and how to use the ingredients but until then, bread will definitely be a lazy Sunday afternoon or rainy day project. The mixing of the ingredients isn't the problem its the multiple times set aside for allowing the dough to rise that I wasn't prepared for. The plan was to have the bread with our dinner. It was a delicious 9:30 pm treat.
Here is the link for the recipe I used this go-around. Seriously, so delicious! A friend gave me her recipe which I will try next time that requires soaking the grains overnight.
Honey Whole Wheat Bread
I won't lie, I was quite proud of my little loaves. I am definitely hoping to make bread baking a weekly habit!