I’m going to bake my own bread at the weekend, see how this goes. The man has been dabbling in pizza breads, maybe i’ll do a post about something like that later.
Seems like to bake a bread you’ll need,
a mixing bowl
some measuring devices
and a surface to knead the bread on
ah yeah and a towel and an oven of course
I try to stay away from recipes that involve eggs and butter, i mean are we baking a cake here or what?! Also it needs to be vegan and i like the old school version of bread..
Some of the videos i found use fancy instruments like thermometers and measuring spoons, who’s got shit like that at home? Why not make it easy and measure with teaspoons or something?
Anyways, at the moment i like to get organic rice chia bread from the wholefoods shop, it has a nice crunchy, chewy texture when you toast the shit out of it and it’s gluten free too. I also like the rye chia bread.
The lady in this videos puts honey in the dough to feed the yeast, some people put sugar in it, i suppose you can swap that with your favourite brown or palm sugar or rice malt syrup or whatever? Not sure..
I like the old lady in the video, she seems cool! I like her approach.
Here is part 2
Once you get good at it and get the basics right you can put all kinds of stuff into your bread, like chia, polenta, grated carrots and nuts.. GO WILD!!!
I’m gonna try this at the weekend and will tell you how it goes.
Not sure how much cheaper it is, but i like the idea of the process, you know, getting connected with your food.
This video is pretty cool too, i like the videos i posted, coz they are really basic and they have a lot of info in them too.
Some people seem not to be able to digest gluten, not sure if it’s necessary for the rest of us to stay away from it? I will make some gluten free bread later.
I also bought some breads made from sprouted grains at the wholefood shop, they are stored in the fridge and i find them overly sweet. Not sure if it’s from the sprouting process or the kind of bread i got, but i tried two different ones and they were both basically the same. Too sweet for me!
I wanna make breads with soaked grains though, but i don’t have a grinder at the moment so i’ll leave that for later.
Do you need sugar and yeast to make bread?
What do you do if the yeast doesn’t rise, just chuck the dough out? Seems like a waste..
Have you made bread before? You got any tips?