Bread. MMmmm. There’s just something about the smell of freshly baked bread. You’ll definitely want to act like a dog, sniffing around just to find where that wonderful aroma is coming from.. Bread making, though, is a NIGHTMARE. I love bread. Carbs. Starch. But making it is just a whole different story.
I’ve never made bread before in my entire life. And for a couple reasons. 1) Yeast scares me. I don’t know why, but they are live organisms and they look just that, alive.. before even putting them into some water and sugar solution. 2) Kneading. I really don’t have any experience knowing how long I have to knead dough before it’s ready.. I’ve only ever made quick breads before because they’re a lot easier. Banana bread. Date Walnut bread. Yes, they were all easy and tasty. I think this is the perfect time to take some classes on bread making. If you have any suggestions, please let me know! Preferably ones that hold day classes on weekends
The focaccia. It is Italian. Flat, savory, light and fluffy. While going through one of my favorite blogs, Baking Bites, I found a number of posts on focaccia. I chose this recipe because it looked easy enough and I knew I had to get over my fear. So I just did it.
The result: pretty good for my first time making bread. It tasted like focaccia. But it was way TOO SALTY. I think I should’ve skipped the extra sprinkles of coarse salt on this one as you can see in the picture below… shiny, glistening salt. Click on it if you want a closer look! I had to remedy this so I actually used the focaccia to make pizza squares, check out the post for that too.
Thanks for reading my first post on bread making. I definitely won’t give up on this because this is the perfect example when I need to keep telling myself- practice makes perfect! Please do read up on my bread making adventures, I feel like I have more to say on this topic.