NaBloPoMo Day 14: Autumn Bucket List #6: Bake Bread

I did it. I learned how to bake bread.

 

And I’m not going to lie- I’m really proud of myself.

 

I learned from the best:

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Sound silly? Maybe. But with step by step instructions (and diagrams!) for kneading and braiding, I think I did rather well.

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Of course, the very first time was nerve-wracking. I had the King Arthur Flour YouTube video for kneading on in the background as I kneaded. Kneading is a hell of a workout.

 

Also, not only do I not have a bread machine, I do not have a bread mixer

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Mixing by hand is suuuuuuch a weird feeling. So squelchy.

 

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So much is waiting- waiting for the dough to rise, waiting for the bread to bake.

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I’ve been baking for three weeks, and I’ve made six loaves with two recipes. Each recipe makes two loaves each. The first, buttermilk bread, has been the most popular at home

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The second, the braided egg bread, is good, but we definitely prefer the buttermilk bread, which is pictured above.

 

Richie loves that I bake bread now and actually requested that I bake it every morning. Um, considering that each time I bake it makes two loaves, that’s not about to happen. Sunday is bread baking though.

 

This all happened because of the Great British Bake Off, which is a blog for another day.

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