Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Best Bread

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I've been trying to make bread for A LONG TIME!  Yes, I've had some success, but not continual.   Really, I think what my problem is, is that I really want an amazing whole wheat loaf of bread (no partial stuff, like half white, half wheat). It just doesn't work that way, unless you seriously have study time with an old european baker.  Or, maybe it's just me.

I found this recipe and it speaks to me.  Since, I've been gluten free for over 4 years, I can't have this bread, but I can cheat once every few months, to have 1 slice of it.  In fact, everyone loved this bread so much, we're considering making it our only bread in the house.  It's so easy to make, quick, fail proof, and delicious.  Plus, it's easy on the budget and ingredients.  (I mean even if I get a decent loaf of bread at the outlet for $1, it still has weird ingredients in it- probably fillers anyway).

Instead of me telling you how to do it, FrugalLivingNW has done an excellent job.  I'll let her show her stuff.  I will add, that we consented to doing half white and half wheat (I know, shucks, can't have it all).  I tried barley and spelt, and they didn't work for me- even after reading all 702 comments.

Side note, I don't have a coated enamel cast iron pan. I now have a Lodge coated enamel pan that is 5 quarts.  Love it!  I do have a small clay pot type casserole pan with a lid, that works just fine, but it holds only enough dough for  a small batch.  I did try my camping cast iron pot.  Now that was excitement around here!  The bread turned out good, but my kitchen got all smokey and smelled like Les Schwab tire store.  I may need to invest in a fancy enamel cast iron pot.  Urgh Another kitchen tool!

Alas, I can't stop thinking about this recipe.  I actually get excited to make this. I itch to make it.  Let me know how it goes for you. Oh, just if you're curious, my loaf looked exactly like the above picture- perfection!

In harmony (eating is music for the soul),
Leslie

thanks to FrugallivingNW