I have an important announcement.
I have found the most amazing bread recipe ever!
This year my mom and I started a new tradition of baking whole wheat bread to give away. After quite a bit of searching and trying, we found this recipe and fell in love! It takes a little more work than the average recipe, but it is beyond worth it. It seriously makes one of—if not THE—best loaves of bread I have ever had. A lot of whole wheat bread ends up dry and hard, but this loaf is anything but. Soft, moist and better than the bakery, I don’t know why it took me so long to make my own bread.
We doubled the honey and baked it for 26 minutes. It was perfect, but we like ours slightly on the undercooked side, so if you don’t, add a few more minutes.
Kneading, kneading, kneading.
The kneading process was actually quite an adventure. For some reason, our mixing bowl does not like to sit on the mixer and it won’t lock in place. As a result, kneading the bread for ten minutes meant my mom and I desperately clinging onto the sides of the bowl, trying to control the crazy mechanism for ten minutes straight. I’ll let your imagination do the work. It was quite a sight.
Here is my mom pressing the air bubbles of the bread—a very important step if you’d like a loaf free of holes and gaps.
And as you can see, we most certainly did not slice it.
That, my friends, is desperation in its highest form. Between the three of us, this loaf didn’t even last 24 hours. In our defense, we also had two friends in town, so they ate a little bit. But when I say “a little bit,” I really do mean a little bit.
I only include them to make myself feel better.
We were so ridiculously happy with it that we made more. 10 more, to be exact.
Except one of the loaves accidentally stuck to the pan upon removal.
It was mangled. We had to eat it.
Question of the Day: Merry Christmas Eve!! How are you celebrating today? Have you ever made homemade bread? Do you have a yummy recipe you’d like to share?
Thanks for reading!