I recently moved.
And I’m sorry to say, but I have not yet been successful in finding a bakery, or brand of bread here that I like as much as I could find in the previous town.
So, for the first time in my life, I became inspired to take a stab at baking my own bread.
After a post to this effect on Facebook, I was highly encouraged to give it a shot. The recommendation from multiple people was the five minute artisan bread.
I found yeast at a little supermarket, bought another mediocre loaf of bread, and a few days later finally did it.
With my computer open on the counter, I got to work.
I wasn’t sure if I had been successful or not. Without a temperature gauge on my oven, and no oven thermometer, I just guess when it comes to baking. I cut the smallest loaf first. It seemed super crunchy on the outside, and potentially not done inside. Of course, it is possible that I was a little too eager and cut it when it was still too warm.
Overall, I think it turned out well. I enjoyed it with a little rhubarb jam that I confiscated from my parents’ home the last time I was there.
And then I had some others taste it.
Well, this type of bread is clearly not something that is appetizing to the Ugandan palette. Young and old are asking if I forgot to put sugar in it.
Looks like I have quite a bit of bread to eat on my own…and that I need to look for more recipes.