Monday, July 25, 2011
I just love fresh baked bread. Who doesn't love that soft texture slathered with butter? It's definitely not for the faint of heart with all that gluten. However, it can be quite healthy if you add whole grains to it, and not to mention filling.
To be honest, I've always been intimidated by making bread. I mean you've gotta have a degree in Molecular Science of Culinary Creations right? (Yes, I made that degree up). But honestly, it's sooooo easy to make bread. In just a few minutes of time over the course of two days, you too can have wonderful tasting bread that you will be proud to serve up on your dinner table.
So I would like to start an "I too can bake bread!" challenge. Over the next few days, I will be posting how to make your own sourdough starter, what it should look like, and how to have fresh baked bread that you can serve up for dinner, or use as your sandwich bread whenever you want it, and how to maintain your starter.
Now mind you, I have been only baking bread for a short while. All in all, about 3 months time. so I am in no way saying that I am an expert. So if you would like to participate in this challenge, head on over to your favorite store and pick up a bag of flour and purified water if you don't already have them. Most flours will work. You can of course use Bread flour, but I use all-purpose (not self-rising) because I like the flavor it gives.
I would also like to have a give away for (1) $5.00 Amazon gift card if you participate in the challenge. To be fair, I will give you the details on how to enter the giveaway in the first post that starts the challenge.
Until next post,