In past bread-making missions, I’ve attempted to make wheat bread. The loaves never rose very well. I knew that drastic action was necessary. I searched the Internet for easy/beginner bread recipes, reading people’s blogs for tips.
Click here for the recipe I used.
Here are some things I learned:
- Use a thermometer to make sure water temp is 100-120 degrees. When I made this loaf, I realized that the water temp was WAAAY too hot. Oops! I added cold water until the temp was correct.
- Mix 1/4 cup water, 1 tsp sugar, and your yeast in a bowl. Mix it and then walk away for 5-10 minutes. It was hard to walk away, but I did. I was rewarded with a foamy mixture in my mixing bowl.
I might try a different recipe next time, or I might try honey or brown sugar instead of white sugar. I feel that this bread has a simple, dull taste. It’s fine with cheese, but I would like to make bread that is perfect for snacking.