Our beautiful new standmixer has been sitting on the counter staring at me, begging me to bake something yummy. Brandi's blog provided the inspiration, although I was sad to see that on the very same day I made her farmhouse bread recipe, she posted an even more delicious looking Nutella bread recipe! One thing at a time though, I don't have a history of successful bread making...
That one was literally the size, shape and weight of a brick. Ty found this hilarious :)
This time I had much better luck, the first good sign was that the bread actually ROSE like it was supposed to! I assembled all of the ingredients, but of course didn't read the recipe very carefully and didn't realize this makes two loaves...thankfully I've somehow ended up with two bread pans. One is silicone and one is ceramic (part of a set of Giada de Laurentiis ceramic bakeware we got for the wedding), I was really interested to see if the loaves baked differently (science class nerd!).
I thought I put less in the silicone pan and more in the ceramic one since it's bigger, but it didn't quite look that way when I went to put them in the oven. It's ok though, because they turned out like this:
The loaf from the silicone pan was a little lumpy on top, only because it sort of out grew its pan when it was rising :) doesn't matter, it was still absolutely delicious! And our apartment smelled amazing for the next few hours. This was definitely the best bread recipe I've tried, the bread is really fluffy and the honey gives it a little sweetness. I can't wait to try Brandi's variations now! And the standmixer was definitely easier for mixing and kneading the
dough, although I'm not totally sure I used the right attachments at the
right times. I only used the dough hook, but that didn't really do so
well in the initial mixing part of the recipe?
So what do you serve for dinner with perfectly baked, fresh, hot and delicious homemade bread? Hamburger Helper of course! I wish I was kidding :P I'm definitely kidding about what you should serve this bread with, but we had some ground turkey that needed to be cooked, so this is what we had.
Question: what is the best way to store homemade bread? I put ours in a large Ziploc and stored it in the freezer. I also thought about freezing a loaf, but I'm afraid that might ruin the texture?