Friday, February 18, 2011

Bread-Making Part Deux

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 this:

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.


  1. Way to go !! That looks seriously awesome. Especially because Ryan and I are trying to avoid carbs. Darn you! :)

  2. So sorry Jane! =) Bahahaha....

    Actually, I'm trying to avoid carbs too. It's brutal, isn't it?

  3. I haven't made homemade bread in such a long time, and I love homemade bread! Could I get your recipe? It looks so tasty!

  4. Anna- I use the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. Here's a link to the recipe online:

    Enjoy! =)

  5. the bread looks great!

    (nice apron)

  6. Thanks Yetta, I use it all the time! Hannah did such a great job picking out the fabric, it's still my favorite. =)

  7. Hooray!! I'm still scared of yeast breads! Baking bread from scratch is definitely on my list of things to do! I've finally tackled lumpless gravy and pie crust. Bread is next on my big baking to do list!

  8. WOW!! Home made bread. I can almost smell it!!!



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