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.
You could make French toast! Add some cinnamon for extra flavor.
At least you tried something new! Sometimes that’s half the battle!
…and maybe you should find a basic oven thermometer to hang in your oven. They are pretty cheap. Here is one for six bucks at Bed, Bath & Beyond: https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/taylor-trutemp-oven-dial-cooking-thermometer/1010161738?skuId=10161738&mcid=PS_googlepla_nonbrand_seasonal_&product_id=10161738&adpos=1o3&creative=43742632429&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CIHKvuHQ99ECFRC1wAodzD0CLQ Of course, you probably don’t have a Bed, Bath & Beyond in your new town! 🙂 Dave
Why is ithe loaves so white on top? How long did you let it rise before shaping into a loaf? Was this a batter recipe or one that you let rise before shaping into a loaf? Did you have fun kneeling the bread? Try finding an oven thermometer if you are going to be serious about baking. Helpful hint!
The recipe said to sprinkle four on top before baking…
I let it rise for at least two hours. It was a recipe that didn’t require kneading. Feel free to send me other recipes!