So I am back again, and this time I have GOOD NEWS! It worked, y'all! Just take a gander at this photo below, and see for yourself what I mean.
That, my friends, is the marvelous sight of bread actually rising. The last time I made bread, the dough was so over-laden with flour that it barely rose at all. But this.... this is how bread should look!
And finally, THIS:
So thanks to you guys for listening to my woes about baking bread, I finally feel like I'm on the right path! I know now that it's more important to go by what the dough feels like when adding in flour, rather than what the recipe says. Last time, the recipe said to add 5-6 cups of flour, and this time I stopped after adding 4 cups and it was perfect!
Now I can cross the whole "Bake Bread From Scratch" off my life-goals list. =) What, you don't have one of those?
P.S. Did you notice that tiny glimpse of soup to the right of the bread? That is a delicious black bean soup... check back here later for the recipe! XOXO, Mikalah.