Cold, wet rainy days proved perfect for baking earlier in the week. You don't feel guilty for keeping your kids home all day, because leaving the house means braving the weather, and that is something you just don't do unless absolutely necessary. And there is the added bonus of the grey weather making babies drowsy-truth be told it makes me drowsy too.
|Kitchen Aid White Crusty Loaf|
As it had been a while since the last time I made bread, and my flour stock was, and still is, very basic during the storm, I found a recipe for a white loaf that only needed white flour. The recipe called for quite a lot of sugar, which ordinarily I would have omitted, but my brain wasn't capable of processing simple baking science at the time, so I followed the recipe to the letter. In the end the bread turned out relatively well, but I decided to try a different recipe next time.
The next time came two days later. I still hadn't bought any new flour, which meant we were looking at another deliciously dirty white loaf. I went to google and gave this recipe a whirl, literally, kneading the bread with my trusty Kitchenaid mixer even though the recipe said to hand knead. And that may be why the recipe failed and I ended up adding more flour, and then hand kneading for a few minutes at the end to rescue it. Yet, as expected, this loaf that will be hard to replicate has been my best so far. However, the search for the best white loaf continues. Do you have a great bread recipe that I should try?
|Basic White Bread with a twist.|
Now that my flour supplies are almost all used up I need to restock, so I'm about to look at some 'wholefood' options for baking delicious bread.