Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I’ve never made bread before last night. Wait, scratch that – I tried to make bread once when I was in high school and failed. I tried to make some sort of special French Christmas bread that I thought would be perfect for my French class Christmas party – all I remember is that it took forever to make, required letting the dough sit overnight, and then it turned out as hard as a rock.
Ever since then, I’ve always thought of bread as a difficult and time consuming thing to make, and I haven’t bothered trying to bake it again – until last night. I found a recipe from Alexandra’s Kitchen that was labeled the best and easiest bread you will ever make – and I promise you, Alexandra wasn’t kidding!
I made the bread in the evening, and it only took a few hours from start to finish – plus there’s no kneading involved. Mine didn’t exactly turn out perfect – I didn’t have the proper kind of bowls to use, so for that reason (or possibly something else I screwed up) my bread didn’t rise very high.
|This is what mine looked like…|
|And this is what it should have looked like (from the original post)|
However, despite the puny appearance of my bread, it was DELICIOUS! I really think it is one of my favorite breads ever.
Apologies for the yellowish, blurry pictures in this post. I had no intention of posting about this initially, but since I am still mentally obsessing over this bread a day later, I figured I’d write up a quick post to recommend it, ugly phone pics and all!
|A tasty slice!|
Do you make homemade bread or are you as scared of it as I was? Either way, I seriously recommend givingthis recipe a try!!