Monday, April 5, 2010

Okay, this 'bread in five minutes' thing is amazing. I seriously threw all the ingredients into an old ice cream container, stirred it up for less than 2 minutes and covered it with saran with a corner loose for escaping gas (no lid yet) and left it for about 3 hours on top of the stove to rise. Into the fridge where it sat for a day and I made my first loaf today. Grabbed a handful of the goop (and this one is seriously goopy) and shaped it a bit, left it to rise for longer than I was supposed to (because I went to pick up the girls up the street and stayed for 2 or 3 hours and a glass of vino) and then baked it when I got home. Amazing texture, moisture and look. This one is a healthier version than the last, all-white-flour one. I did add about 1/3 cup of wheat gluten just in case, to help it rise. And I didn't use all whole wheat flour, but maybe about 2/3 and the rest white flour. I skimped on the salt a bit, which I shouldn't have but other than that, no complaints! See for yourself:
The inside
Half of the loaf after dinner


  1. Wow! I am so impressed. You may have just inspired me to try to make bread for the first time!

  2. Not yet, and now it's over a month later. I still intend to though!