Thursday, May 24, 2007

A Loaf of Bread and Thou...

I made bread! Actual, home made bread! Not in my bread machine, I don't count that. That's just putting ingredients in and pushing the button. But ever since my old, wonderful bread machine died and I got a fancy new Breadman one, well, it just doesn't make good bread so I've been buying it.

But then my friend Barb brought me some extra sour-dough started she had made and a couple of simple recipes. I didn't have the heart to tell her I'm intimidated by making bread. I never know how long the bread should be kneaded or when its done rising, or my yeast has gone bad or my water is not the right temp or what have you. I just can't seem to get it right.

But I decided to give it a try last night, and it came out pretty darn good! It's by no means perfect: I suspect I didn't knead it long enough and it didn't rise as much and its not the prettiest, but it tastes pretty good.

2 comments:

Diana said...

YUMMY!!! That sounds really good!

Sara said...

did you save any of the starter?