So I have less than two weeks until I turn 41 (eeek!) and quite a few things left to do on my "41 Before 41" list. But today I knocked another thing off the list.
Bake bread. (I can bake bread, I just never do. Why?)Done Apr
Yep, that's right. I baked bread. And because you are just that lucky (hahaha!) you have to get to see pictures of the entire process. Fortunately it won't take as long as the entire process (five hours) but it might be close :)
I had a helper for the first part. Sam was excited to get me ingredients and help dump the "sugar" as he called it. Don't worry, I didn't actually use twelve cups of sugar in this bread! Sam thought the yeast was pretty cool to see and he liked it when I stuck my hands into the dough to knead it.
The bread dough is ready for its first rising.
I let the loaves rise a little long while we were eating supper and so they outgrew their pans a bit. And obviously I can't evenly divide dough into thirds. Oh well.
The bread is successfully baked! Whoo hoo!!! The unevenness of the loaves is even more apparent here.
I'm a proud baker with my bread. And yes, I'm already wearing my pajamas because we spring cleaned a couple of rooms today and I am exhausted. Plus the whole bread baking thing took some energy. Would it be bad if our whole family lived in the two rooms we finished today and we didn't bother with the rest of the house?!?!?