So, yesterday I was telling you that I make bread. Read on to see how I do it. You will have to excuse the cellphone photos, my real camera died. Plus, with my cellphone, I can e-mail myself the photos and I don’t have to find a USB cable. I do have to admit that I use my super awesome Breadman breadmaker:
So, first I get all this stuff together:
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoon salt
3 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons gluten
2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
First, I pour the water into the bread machine pan. Next, the honey
After that, the flour goes in, making a pile in the middle of the pan:
I sprinkle 2 tablespoons of gluten over the flour. I know a lot of people have problems with gluten, but we don’t, so it is all good. Gluten is a natural derivative of wheat which makes whole wheat bread smoother and less dense.
After the gluten, I make a “well” in the flour and put 2 teaspoons of bread machine yeast into it.
When it comes out, it is golden brown and smells like heaven. It sounds a little hollow when you tap the top. I let it cool on a rack. It is easier to slice when it is completely cool, if you can wait that long. It is so yummy when it is still warm, with a little bit of butter…mmm!
I carefully use a large serrated knife to slice the bread. Dropping a slice on the floor is not recommended, but it made Lucy happy.
If I am not freezing it, I will just put it in a freezer bag and put it in the fridge. It has to be refrigerated because unlike most store-bought bread, it has no preservatives.
I love this stuff!
So, what did I learn today?
I learned that it takes a long time to write a blog post about making bread.