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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

Loafing :)

12th March 2008

I made my first loaf of bread today!  Well, technically not first, since I make Tastefully Simple’s Bountiful Beer Bread all the time (I sell it, by the way!!).  It’s delicious.  But I’ve had this bread machine sitting in my cupboard, and it only gets used for pizza dough.  I saw this great recipe online, and thought it looked easy enough, and I’m craving carbs, so I tackled it as today’s adventure. 

I thought bread-making was a bit of an exact science, but I guess not… I didn’t have 1 full T of yeast, more like 2/3.  But it rose well, and it tastes FABULOUS.  Super easy!  Dump it all in my bread machine, turn on the 1.5hr dough cycle, take it out, form it into a loaf, put it in a greased pan, let it rise (on top of my oven, set at the lowest heat) for 45 min or so, and bake for 32 min.  Oooo man, I love me some homemade bread.  This is going to be a regular happening in the Toone house!

7 Responses to “Loafing :)”

  1. Corrie Says:

    Looks beautiful!

    BTW — I would look for a recipe that doesn’t use powdered milk… I was just reading about how it’s not very good for you. And I would recommend a recipe except that I haven’t perfected the art of breadmaking yet even after several attempts so I feel unqualified to share any!

  2. Lyndsey Says:

    WOW! That looks soooo good!

  3. alison ricci Says:

    looks like good bread

  4. Brian Says:

    I can testify that it is VERY good bread. I think Kristine is going to look for a non-powdered milk version of the recipe and start making this more regularly? I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich today for lunch with this bread that was just awesome!

  5. Kristine Toone Says:

    From “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan: “Powered milk contains oxidized cholesterol, which scientists believe is much worse for your arteries than ordinary cholesterol, so food makers sometimes compensate by adding antioxidants, further complicating what had been a simple one-ingredient whole food.” (This is in context of making low-fat foods — so the powdered milk doesn’t have antioxidants added, but low-fat foods often do.)

  6. Bekah Says:

    umm, so you’re inviting me over next time you make this, right??

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