I had been wanting to make bread for awhile now and finally convinced myself to try it this past Saturday. We do not have a breadmaker or anything, but I still felt up to the challenge.
I used this recipe from allrecipes.com (a favorite site of mine = ) and we loved how it turned out!!! Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside!
Here are a few pictures from the bread-making process.
After the long hours of kneading the dough and letting it rise, I put it in the bread pans to rise again. (After seeing the smaller loafs of bread, Saul said I could buy bigger bread pans if I wanted too. = )
After letting the bread rise for awhile.
Warm bread, just out of the oven! The smell of fresh bread baking is FABULOUS!!
We couldn't resist eating a few slices while it was warm!!
My bread-making experience made me wonder why I hadn't done it sooner. It turned out great! I loved knowing exactly what was in the bread I was eating. I also loved that the one recipe made four loaves. I was able to take a loaf to church the next day for our soup and salad lunch and freeze two other loaves (before they completed the rising process in order to save room in the freezer). Very Yummy!!
My next adventure is making sourdough bread. I am using this recipe for my starter and so far it has been doing great! I haven't made anything with it yet, but am looking forward to trying it soon.
I'm a newbie at this. Does anyone have any starter or bread-making tips! I'd love any help I can get?