A month ago or so, I ordered a dutch oven from Amazon in hopes to try making my own bread. I watched a bunch of Youtubes on how to make bread. There were lots of videos that I got overwhelmed a bit. I then Googled a bread recipe and found this one. It sounded simple and easy so I went with it. I’m very happy to say, it turned out pretty good. The outside was super crunchy and the inside was soft and slightly chewy. I had it with butter and it was delicious.
You don’t need a dutch over to make bread. There are different ways and they can be found all over Youtube or the Internet. I personally wanted to try making it in a dutch oven. I’ve been eying bread bakers and bread makers and want to try them out but I just don’t have a lot of room in my kitchen. I’ve been thinking of turning part of the basement into a storage for cooking/baking items but that’s not going to happen. I’d rather convert it to scrapbooking room #2 because I love papers and colors more. Anyway, my next bread making goal is to make rye bread. I love rye bread especially with caraway seeds.
If you’ve made bread before, let me know your method or if you have a recipe you think I should try out.
Over the weekend, I made pita bread. It was my first time making it so I was surprised that it turned out pretty good.
For me, the fun thing about making anything is using cute measuring cups, spoons, and bowls. I’m still on the lookout for some fun measuring cups and bowls but I think I’ve found the cutest measuring spoons ever.
I don’t have a stand mixer so I did the mixing and kneading by hand but I’d love to someday have a blue, red, or yellow stand mixer.
As I was rolling out the dough, I ran out of flour. I got nervous but continued rolling and everything worked out fine. The oil I had rolled the dough in, to keep it from sticking to the bowl when it was rising, surprisingly kept it from sticking to the rolling pin and foil wrapped counter.
I also don’t have a cast iron skillet but do have a cast iron wok. The bottom was flat enough that the pita’s were able to cook thoroughly.
The best part, of course, was eating it. Here my sister is feeding one of my twin nieces. My niece also dipped it in hummus! My own kids don’t like hummus and one doesn’t like any kind of bread (except for pumpkin bread) so I was very surprised and happy to see this.