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.
We are adjusting to life as a family of five. I am a work-at-home mom and my husband is a Prosthetist/Orthotist (builds artificial arms and legs for amputees). We recently went to China to adopt our son, Oliver, who is missing his right hand. With a 6 year old, a 4 year old, and a 12 month old, it is going to be a messy, risky, costly, hilarious, and unpredictable ride as we navigate our "new normal!"