Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bread again.

I've really been on a roll with the bread making.  I've changed the recipe a teeny bit. I just use strong white flour with the oats, and I knead it, once before the first raise and once after. I find it really therapeutic.
I've also halved the recipe ( except the egg!) as with only 2 of us the second loaf wasn't at it's absolute best by the time we'd finished the first one. I could, of course, freeze one but I'm having such fun making it that I'll just make one every couple of days.

As you can see I've got much better! Remember how lumpy my first one was! This has got sunflower and pumpkin seeds on it.

ta'dah!

it is so delicious.

12 comments:

  1. Looks delicious, I can just image the smells emanating from your kitchen!

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  2. yum, this looks fantastic!

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  3. We love homemade bread! Too bad it doesn't keep very long unless frozen.

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  4. It loos really good!!

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  5. I haven't had time to try that recipe yet, your loaf looks great!

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  6. Its SO yummy. Next experiment is to add seeds etc to the bread rather than just the top.
    Also maybe cut down the sugar? It's quite sweet bread. I'm just wondering how much sugar you need to activate the yeast...

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  7. That looks delicious Laura!

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  8. That looks delicious Laura!

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  9. I love to bake and I love the smell that fills the kitchen. I have a couple of bread recipes on my blog, but your recipe is one that I should try soon!

    I also found you over at Soaring through the World in Pictures. Your blog is listed, but your aren't listed as a member. Are you new, too??

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  10. Oh yum! I love the way that everyone takes a bread recipe and eventually makes it completely their own. I only use 1/3 cup of sugar now instead of 1/4 cup and the yeast works just as well. You could cut it down even more I'm sure. I sometimes add sesame seeds when I soak the oats and that's yummy too. Mmmm, I think I'll be baking tomorrow!

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  11. There's nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread! I'm not keen on bread that's too sweet - I'm pretty sure less sugar could be used than stated.
    Teresa x

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  12. well the next loaf was not a success! Pumpkin seeds in it were, but I cut down the sugar too much and it was actually rather tasteless - going back to more sugar next time.

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Laura x