Tuesday, 9 June 2015

I Mastered Bread!! Woohoo!

*Fanfare*
Ta-daahhh! I would like to introduce you to my very first yummy tasting bread!
Now, anyone who knows me and have followed me on TheUndomesticDiva knows that i have never managed to bake bread. It was either inedible, hard as a rock, or raw. 
Well, yesterday that all changed when came across a recipe for slow cooked bread! 

"What is this wizardry?"
"Slow cooked bread? That can't be right!"
So, i gave it a go. And my goodness did it work! The softest, crumbliest bread you could ever imagine!
I know it looks a bit pale, but you can brown it under the grill if you like
 (i didn't want to, as i don't like hard crusts)
At the moment, we only have a mini oven, so i think that's partly why my recent bread hasn't worked (no idea why it didn't work in my old oven either mind you, but oh well!)

I think i might make some soup later, to complement it ;)

In other happy news, i found this adorable wee chicken salt shaker in a charity shop for 50p! 
The little eggshell bit at the bottom separates too, i was hoping to use it as an egg cup but it's a bit too wide :( maybe it is supposed to be for sauces, or dip? Hmmm... 


My herbs are doing nicely, the parsley seems to have suddenly taken over the pot! And to think i was worried it wouldn't grow! I've started to put them outside to harden off before i transplant them later in the week. I need the pots back! haha :)



My carrot seeds seem to be making no progress whatsoever :( Not even a single tiny sprout from any of the seeds :( which is why i want the pots back so i can try again and use those instead of egg cartons.
As i type this, i have just seen a very large Jackdaw making eyes at my herbs outside! 
Gerroff!! They're mine!



I also made some lovely cozy slippers :) Though looking at this picture they seem a bit short at the back. 



What are you doing today? :) 

7 comments:

  1. Well done on the bread, I shall have to look into slow cooked bread, your seeds are doing very well, soon be time to thin out and repot, x

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    1. It is soooo yummy! It took a couple of hours but it is so worth it, i think it is because of a slow heat that it works so well, and it can maintain a level heat. i think. haha :) xx

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  2. Well done on the bread and for keeping going. I am trying to work on bread baking too at the moment, I am sure that once you get the knack it is easy, but it is the getting the knack bit that is tricky! So I think that it is great that you have persevered and are doing so well with it! xx

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    1. Thank you :D I've been trying to master bread for years so this is a major thing for me, and i totally agree, it's just getting the knack that is the hardest part! haha xx

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  3. Yay! Homemade bread with soup is the best! The herbs are coming along well and love the little chicken. Carrots do take a really long time to germinate and are hard to transplant. Maybe try them straight in the garden.

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    1. Thank you :D I think i will try that, i've tried a few more in the bottom of a milk jug so if these don't work i'll just put them straight out, fingers crossed!! xx

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  4. So Happy for you :) I remember when I made my first bread way way way back then !!!!

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