Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Homemade Bread

Today, I made the Basic Hearth Bread from The Bread Bible.  Apparently I have a few things to learn about yeast and / or altitude.  Despite the non-rise fail, my kids ate it up and asked to have this kind of bread all the time.  We are working on making more food thanks to that book I'm reading and never post about.  (One of these days, a book post.)  What I like about The Bread Bible is that it is so comprehensive, you will really know every aspect of bread making, once you read it.  The thing I don't like is, it is so comprehensive, it will take a long time to read it, and sort out what I want to do.  The bread tasted great, however the outside was veeeerrrrry crunchy.  I guess no one minded! 

5 comments:

Rebekah said...

Yum! ok, now I'm hungry! :)

Thimbleanna said...

Yeah, that yeast is a tricky beast (ha!). Once you get it figured out though, you'll have a great time. I LOVE making the "artisan" bread -- hubs isn't so keen on it though -- he prefers a good old fashioned loaf of homemade bread like your grandma used to do. Good Luck -- it looks like you're off to a great start!

Deb said...

I have this book. I have made several things with some success. This was when I lived in Minnesota which is much lower than here. I made a killer ciabatta...
I have only made her irish soda bread around St. Patrick's day in Colorado. Let me know if you figure out the secret for perfect bread at 5280.

StarSpry said...

Yum! I'm glad everyone enjoyed it, even if it didn't rise the way it was supposed to :)

T said...

It's only natural that you would enjoy making bread, knowing your Grandmother! Her name is mentioned often around our house. :)