Adventures in Baking 3: My Sister’s bread photos

1 Apr

As you well know, I am making bread now because it has become too expensive for me to buy the multi-grained, healthy kind. I have to pinch pennies where I can, so I’ve set limits for  myself when purchasing groceries. I try to only buy fresh ingredients, only when it is profitable to do so.  As far as the bread is concerned, I’ve always wanted to experiment, so here ya go.

I think I have the Honey-oatmeal bread nailed:

oatmeal-breadI scraped together some change ( read couch cushions), and ordered tinned-steel loaf pans from Kaiserware.com.  They were a steal, and the best investment I’ve made in awhile. The oven spring for this recipe was magnificent! My sis wanted white bread, and I knew how to make oatmeal bread, but not white bread. I went to allrecipes.com for this recipe, and halved it. This is the result:

Amish White bread

Amish White bread

This recipe said this loaf was dense in texture, and it was. It didn’t have much oven spring, but my persnikety sister loved it. It has the texture of Pepperidge Farm bread, and was relatively easy to make (although I cut way back on the required sugar).  My brother-in-law loved his bread, and I think they appreciated the effort.

My goal this year is to continue to experiment with breadmaking, and to acquire additional knowlege about it. Besides, it’s relaxing!

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4 Responses to “Adventures in Baking 3: My Sister’s bread photos”

  1. matt April 1, 2009 at 9:38 pm #

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

    • culinarychick April 2, 2009 at 9:13 pm #

      Thanks Matt , and keep reading!

      CC

  2. Recipe man April 2, 2009 at 8:16 am #

    this looks great.
    Fresh bread is the best. looks great and tastes evern better!

    thanks

    • culinarychick April 2, 2009 at 9:10 pm #

      Thanks, Recipe Man!
      I love homemade bread, and making it is relaxing. I’m on a fixed income, and have the technology, so why not?

      Thanks for the feedback, and keep reading!
      CC

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