My time in the kitchen can really not be defined by one type of cooking or baking. I’m sporadic and unsettling. You never know what I’m going to come up with or get into next.
Over the past couple days it has been baking bread. I got the breadmaker a couple weeks ago and made dinner rolls and pizza dough but never actual bread.
However I really wanted to make my own loaves of bread so I could stop having to by them from the stor… and give them away.
So the first thing I did was try and make the bread completely by breadmaker. I realize to an actual baker this would be considered cheating, heck any use of a breadmaker might be cheating, but I wanted to try it. It didn’t work.
The bread that came from the breadmaker was tough and compact. It was as if it didn’t rise properly. So I wasn’t doing that again.
I then settled with making the dough in the breadmaker and then letting the bread rise for an hour or so under some low heat, in the sun, under a lamp or on a warm stove. When the bread had risen enough I through the loaf in the over for 19mins at 375°
Needless to say I was onto something. So far I have made two loaves of herb bread using my fresh basil, oregano and thyme and a loaf of white bread.
So the question now is, who wants a loaf?