posted on Apr, 9 2020 @ 07:18 PM
I'm not much of a baker, that's the wife's department, but we did inherit a bread machine from my Mom. It's an old Panasonic, but it still works
good. I remember when Dad and I bought it for Mom, it was the best one out there.
So anyway, the other night I had a cocktail (or six) and decided to break out the old bread maker. I found some recipe on the interwebz and threw
some ingredients in the magic box...I didn't expect much. Well, wow! The next morning I wound up with a perfect loaf of bread even my wife was
impressed with! She asked what I did, and I have no idea...I just dumped a bunch of stuff in there and pressed "Start". Even the yeast kind of
messed up; there's this yeast dump thing which didn't work, so I wound up adding the yeast to a dough ball. I figured that would surely fail. But
Today, I am trying to make a second loaf of bread. I figured my first time was just dumb luck, and I'd never be able to repeat it. This time, I
went at the ingredients and measures very scientifically (minus the cocktails). I scrubbed the interwebz and found some tweaks (a little bit more
salt and 25% more yeast, etc). So the bread is in 'there', doin' its thang. I made notes of exactly what I did this time, failure or success.
So, Wish me luck. A master baker, I am NOT! (but we do have a whole great big gob of baking flour I bought a while back). If this works out, I do
have some other interesting flours like teff and oat which I would like to try.
I have high hopes, but not so high expectations.
That is all.