Adventures In Cooking// Soaked Bread

Hey Everyone.

I am really excited to share with you all some pictures and my bread making process. We go through quite a bit of bread when it is made. Usually six smallish loaves will last two or maybe three days. We go through food pretty quickly, especially as my brothers are getting older. 😀

I have been making this particular bread recipe for a long time and this year I have made it more than ever before. Sadly I do not know where the recipe came from so I can’t share it, but it is just a very simple soaked bread recipe.

Well. Let’s get started! I’m sorry for the not great photo quality for a bunch of these!

Step 1: Mix flour, I use a mixture of organic flours, yogurt and water.

Step 2: Cover bowl with damp towel and let sit overnight.

Step 3: (The next morning.) Add yeast, sugar and salt and use dough hook to mix.

Step 4: Knead into ball, on a floured surface. Sometimes the dough is more wet than other times (basically, did I measure right or not. usually I don’t.), and will need more flour to keep it from sticking to the counter.

Step 5: Place dough in large buttered bowl.

Step 6: Cover with damp towel, use the same one as before so there is one less towel to wash (not that it makes much of a difference. *sighs*), and put the bowl into a warm oven. I usually put the bowel in the oven and the turn it on to 350 for a minute.

Step 7: (Two hours later.) Butter the pans you plan to put the bread in.

Step 8: Remove dough from oven. (Note the pattern on the top from where the towel pressed into the dough. 😀)

Step 9: Remove dough from bowl and form into massive loaf.

Step 10: Cut the massive loaf into as many pieces as you want loaves. Knead each piece into a loaf shape.

Step 11: Place loaves in buttered pans and let them rise for, at least, half an hour.

Step 12: When the loaves have risen, place them in the oven and turn timer on for 30 minutes.

Step 13: When the timer beeps remove the loaves from the oven and take them out of the pans. Place the loaves on what we call a “drying rack”.

And now all that’s left is the absolute most important part of making bread, eating the bread! You may be tempted to pick off some of the crust, like my littlest sister, before you can get some butter or whatever you want on your bread. 😀

And there you have it! My first post of this type. I hope that you enjoyed learning about my bread baking process. Hopefully it inspired you to try to make some of your own!

I hope that you are all staying healthy and safe during these very difficult time. ❤︎

Have you made bread before? Do you like baking? Did this post inspire you to do some baking or cooking of your own?

Cooking and Baking #3

Hey Everyone!

I have a bunch of post ideas and tags and awards and things that I want to do, but I decided to do this post after prepping for it for a couple months. I hope you all enjoy it!

I am pretty sure that I shared this amazing Chocolate Cake recipe last time I did one of these posts, but I took (slightly) better pictures of it and I wanted them to be apart of this post. 😀

I made these Chocolate Cookies to serve over the holidays. They were absolutely delicious, especially straight out of the oven!

These are the best Banana Muffins EVER! I think so any way! I found this recipe recently when I was looking for a banana muffin recipe with great reviews and the ingredients I had. My whole family loves them (especially when I add chocolate chips) so I have made them quite a few times. 😀

I love making variations of this soup, basically all it is is a chicken (or whatever I have on hand) stock and tomato sauce base that I add whatever spices and stuff I want to add to it. 😀

We make cinnamon rolls every Christmas a couple times! They are so yummy!

I guess that’s all I have for today.

Have you cooked or baked anything delicious (or not so delicious) recently? Which of these recipes would you like to try out sometime?

Thank you so much for reading this post! I can’t wait to hear from all of you in the comments!