What’s Up Wednesday this week…. some yummy bread!
Many of you know I eat gluten free, so I personally do not eat much bread. But Lalo and Rico- well that’s a different matter 🙂 they happen to be of the bread loving types. I used to just buy whatever store bought bread was on sale but as we have been trying to eat more whole foods I have been amazed at the amount of ingredients in store bought bread, even the ‘healthier’ versions (to which Rico informed me were not that great 😉 ) SO I decided to take their bread into my own hands… of sorts. Thanks to a good friend’s recipe (YAY ANG!) I was finally able to make some great sandwich worthy bread! (believe me- I had some failures before we had some winners! 🙂 )
So as we perfected our recipe and decided we would ‘invest’ in our bread making ingredients so we bought a 50lb bag of bread flour!
I kind of felt like we were on little house on the prairie or something with the sheer amount of flour. I thought we had enough containers but we fell a little short so we still have some left in the bag! Lalo was our helper cleaning up all of the flour that was on the floor.
I use a bread maker to make our sandwhich bread! It is super easy, basically dump everything in and push a button! I have also enjoyed making more artisan type bread for the past several years. Whenever we have a dinner party to go to I always make some form of yummy bread from their first book and it’s always a hit! Rico has been asking me to attempt an asiago cheese bread- so this week I did! Chani was my tireless cheerleader, it even looks like she was practicing yoga! hah! This recipe was a bit more tricky than the breadmaker one in that there were many steps, but thanks to my kitchen aid mixer it worked out well! As you can see- I have a thing for the color orange 🙂
The bread came out pretty good for a first try! A little darker than we had hoped but in order to get it cooked all the way through we had to keep it in longer than anticipated. In the future I think I will use some ceramic bread pans and hopefully that will make it cook a little more evenly! 🙂
Above are the two finished products!!! Smelled super yummy! (rico told me they tasted yummy!)
Thanks for stopping by my What’s Up Wednesday post! 🙂 Until next week!
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