Buying natural peanut butter was a piece of cake... I went to the grocery store and found one with flax seed and wheat germ added for extra nutrition. The bread on the other hand is a much bigger commitment. I know I will have to set aside time to make it and that can be difficult for me, but I am determined to do it. I found a recipe that I LOVE and it makes three loaves at a time so I will only have to make it once a week (maybe every week and a half) which isn't too bad. I found it on allrecipes.com and you can click here if you want it.
I started it at night and then let it sit in the fridge overnight before letting it rise (a second time) and then baking.
|Apparently making bread is really funny|
Funny story: I had never made a bread that you actually had to go through the whole rise, punch down, rise again process. So when I went to punch it down i was quite surprised by the way it just deflated like a popped balloon. I think I even gasped... wish Derek would have caught that moment on camera.
The next day I took out two loaves (I froze the third one to use later in the week) and let them rise. Our house is not very well insulated and is pretty chilly during the winter, so I set them on top of the radiator to get them to rise a little quicker.
Once it was done rising I just put it in the oven for 25 min. and wa-lah!!
And then let it cool completely before slicing (I slice mine as needed)
|Tastes way better than the store bought stuff!|
This recipe would make fantastic rolls as well... enjoy! And I would love to hear from any of you who decide to try it. Let me know what you think in the comment section.
The next thing I plan to try is homemade butter to go with the rolls... yum!