I have a love/hate relationship with the stuff.
I LOVE the taste of it, but I HATE what it does to me.
Lately I have been on a search for healthier foods for me and my family, and since my daughter has a milk allergy, I have focusing most of my searches around what she needs the most ( or in this case what she cant have- milk based products)
I have come up with a few great milk-less recipes that we love, like this Milk-less Pancake Recipe
and this awesome milk-less Muffin base that we use all the time. I love mixing up the add-in ingredients to make different muffins that my daughter can enjoy.
In an attempt to know what we are putting in to our bodies, I have started making most of our snacks/meals from scratch...and while it takes a little more time and effort, I think it is worth it in the long run.
I LOVE to bake, but I am not that great of a bread maker...I don't even own a bread machine!
I can make pumpkin bread and sweet breads....but baking bread for me and my family has never been high on my list...its so much easier to run to the store and grab a loaf, then it is to make it.
I decided a few weeks ago,(yes it has taken me that long to actually go from finding a recipe to actually making the bread), to try my hand at baking bread from scratch. I searched and searched and finally found a recipe that I "thought" I could do with out messing it up to much :)
This is the Basic Homemade Bread Recipe that I used. It is very easy to follow and doesn't take much time to whip up 2 loaves of bread.....and my family LOVED it....Enough so, that I have dough rising for more bread as I write this :)
Below are pictures of my bread baking adventure:)
|Letting the yeast activate|
|adding the flour|
|After the kneading|
|Ready to Rise|
|doubled in size :)|
|waiting to go in the oven|
|resting before taking them out of the pan|