Who can resist the smell of a freshly baked loaf?
Not me! (“,)
I’m the 1st one in line to have my piece,
Or buy a loaf of bread just because the bakery smells of it and the bread is still warm,
But when it comes to mine,
Mine is a different story….
I take mine out the oven and leave it to cool for a few hours before I cut it.
HA HA HA HA HA…..
No way am I waiting an hour or two for the bread to cool down so I can have a crisp slice.
Once it’s out of the oven I check if it’s cooked by calling Mr yeast with a special tap and if he replies with a hollow sound, I give everyone a sniff of the freshly baked aroma and then get to slicing (“,)
My slices don’t always come out perfect,
But sometimes they do,
My bread ends up sinking down,
But it is all worth it,
Because the warm fluffy center and crisp buttery crust is worth it!
All the imperfect slices and sunken bread can never compare to eating a loaf of bread straight out of the oven.
Now don’t get me wrong, I have waited for my bread to cool and gotten perfect slices and my bread has held it’s shape.
When I took these photos and filmed my video below ha ha..
Because I wanted you to see what you can achieve,
But I’m writing this to warn you that the struggle is real, and you will be tempted when your bread comes out the oven so don’t resist,
Cut that slice and take that bite,
Coz it is worth it (“,)
My advice for you if you want to impress and feel you can’t resist the temptation is:
- Make two loaves of bread and eat one and leave the other one to cool to impress (“,)
- Arrange for a time that the person you are making it for is with you and your bread is coming out of the oven (“,)
One last thing I will tell you, specifically about this bread,
Is that it is so so easy,
My girls know how to make it and you can see us all making it in the video below. This is a great recipe to make with kids because it is fool proof and they can learn so much about baking and science whilst having fun (“,)
If you have never made bread before this is the perfect one to make.
Just don’t add extra flour when you start kneading!
Your dough will start off sticky, keep at it for a few minutes then test with the back of your hand to see if it is sticky, if it doesn’t stick wash your hands and dry them thoroughly and carry on kneading until your dough is silky smooth.
I used to add flour to stop it sticking to my hands and my bread ended up dry and tough,
So remember no extra flour,
Only for sprinkling on the top (“,)
Watch the video below to see just how simple it is to make a fresh loaf of bread plus a sandwich that’ll satisfy all your taste buds.
Kali Orexi (“,)