I’ve never baked bread before. Well, that’s not entirely true. I’ve baked pumpkin bread, zucchini bread, beer bread and even a port prune bread. I’ve just never baked a loaf of yeast bread before. Lately, though, as the weather starts to be a little more crisp and the idea of spending time in the kitchen around the warm oven is a little more appealing, I’ve been more and more drawn to bread recipes. So I took the plunge. After all, this weekend I’m making my grandma’s yeast rolls (which I totally failed at a few years ago) so this was good practice. I give you basic wheat bread with flax seeds:
And how did it turn out? Except for the part where I didn’t grease up the sides of the pan and ripped off the bottom of the loaf while removing it from the pan, pretty darn good. I’m not going to give you the recipe because it’s nothing spectacular, and in fact doesn’t have as much flavor as even store bought wheat bread because it didn’t get that much time to rise and ferment, but I can assure you we will eat it. As toast with jam, as a cheese sandwich, as cinnamon French toast and if all else fails, croutons.

Have you ever made your own yeast bread? How did it turn out?

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