Okay, I have recently began keeping a written diary for my homemade breads. Why? They come out a little differently each time and I can never remember what I’ve done (actually I suffer from CRS–can’t remember sh*t). Add that to I don’t really measure anymore so when I get the question, ‘what is the recipe?’ Um, not sure, and then that is taken as I’m not willing to share… so not the case!
So, that combined with the fact that I’ve officially lost my little notebook/diary and was ready to create another, when I figured that I will keep an ‘online diary’ here for anyone who is interested in my process. I’ll update next time I made it… if I make any major changes. I do need to do a video, I think!
So below is my basic recipe for white bread that I make at least once a week. Sometimes I make it in a rectangle loaf pan (shown right), sometimes as Italian loaves (shown above). Depends on my mood.
The loaves at the top were made in French bread loaf pans, similar to shown here on Amazon, and my biggest issue is the loaves running together in the middle. I don’t really like that, and don’t really want to make smaller loaves… but it takes up less room in the oven… and you can bake 2 easily at once…
Anyway, I’ve been watching YouTube videos on different shaping/scoring and am looking forward to trying them.