I am on a mission.
Neatly put, in a nutshell, this means a whole plethora of things...primarily that
I have found a new "kick" or hobbie (for lack of a better word) that I am
as possessed but any-who.
What is this mission you ask?
that's right, good-old, country unifying, butter-lovin,
I have to find the perfect homemade loaf.
Don't ask me that...
because, other than, I cannot pronounce
half of the "ingredients" (much less tell you what they actually are)
that are in a store bought loaf of bread....I can't really tell ya.
Although, that is a pretty good reason if you ask me.
I love baking.
I love teaching my kiddos to bake.
....and they love eating it
well most of the time.
(wow, aren't I dramatic)
to find the perfect homemade bread recipe
the kind that goes well with everything...
dress it up, dress it down...
ya know, the little black dress of breads.
So.... I tried my first (of the year) made from scratch bread
( I've made other semi-scratch, or frozen already this year but not completely from scratch)
I was meh, sort of pleased, I guess.... it is the kind of bread you like to eat with
a thick spread of salty, fresh butter. This bread is not sweet at all...not in the slightest...so I wouldn't say
I have "found the one" yet...but it was a decent start. Also, since I didn't have any yeast at all on hand (silly me) it worked out well....since it is a no-yeast , no knead bread. Really simple and also great if you have a yeast allergy.
Here is the recipe ( which I found here )
3 cups flour ( I used whole wheat)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3 teaspoons of baking powder
I tablespoon olive oil ( I used grapeseed oil)
2 cups water
Before you start mixing, pre-heat your oven to 400F or 200C.
You can make different variations by changing the type of flour,
add sugar for a sweeter bread or different types of oil.
The really adventurous might try adding some favorite herbs for a more exotic flavor.
* I did add a pinch of salt, in retrospect I would have added more.
Try it if you like...and let me know what you think....especially those of you who have less of
a sweet tooth and lean toward the salty side....
Oh ps! If you have an amazing bread recipe....blow my comments up!!! I want to try it out so
share, share, share!!!!