Saturday, June 07, 2008

Hot bread, I love you so

I used to make my own bread and, for a while, I had quite the little sourdough factory goin'. But then I couldn't be arsed anymore, particularly as I could never get the right floofyness, and crusts just didn't appear. Recently I wanted to try again, though, and then I came across this recipe, which sounded good.

5 Minute No Knead Bread

Floofy? Yay! Crusty? Hooray! No knead? Indeed!

It is by far the easiest and floofiest and crustiest loaf I ever made. Thank you, Bryanna Clark Grogan, you are my undisputed hero of the vegan kitchen! I halved the recipe again, as there's no space in my fridge for three loaves worth of dough, and I used linseed oil, having run out of any other kind of oil. Next time (and yes, there *will* be a next time), I would maybe slightly reduce the water (just by half a cup or so), as the dough was very wet. I'll also try and incorporate sourdough in it somehow. It must be possible!

By the time it was done, I was pretty hungry, so I ended up eating it hot, which is one of those things your mother warns you about, of course. It was delicious, though, and I regret nothing.

On the chair front, the trip to IKEA was completely for nothing! What a disappointment! IKEA fabrics may be cheap, but they look nicer online than they do in person. Schade. So now I'm waiting for my mum to send this one,

which my gran picked up at a sale for €2.50 per meter! I'm still a bit dubious, as I haven't seen it in person yet. It's a bit posher than I'd planned, and it looks purple, which I like, but according to my mum it's not purple. So, I'm waiting with bated breath for the mystery colour of the fabric to be revealed. Royal Mail, hurry up! None of that "you're in, but we'll just tell you you weren't" nonsense this time!

Finally, I suddenly realised that I'd forgotten to brag about this one.

The apple was initially supposed to be a strawberry, but well. I'm kinda flexible on the fruit side of things.

1 comment:

Lara said...

I have read through this recipe a few times now and the timings in it are really odd. She talks about letting the bread rise for 2 hours, then turn on the oven and heat with the cooking vessel for 30 mins. Then she says when the bread has risen 40 - 60 mins.

I am confused. Did it make more sense when you were making it? How long did you leave the dough to rise.

Cheers Ginge