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« on: July 24, 2017 07:24:20 PM »

I think I did pretty well for my first stab at it Smiley
To be fair, I used to help my grandmother make homemade breads of different sorts when I was but a wee ankle biter.
The recipe for this came from Reader's Digest Hobbies and Crafts in the bread section. I halved the recipe and made two smaller loaves instead of three loaves. I melted butter and mixed in garlic powder then drizzled it over the loaves to turn it into garlic bread.
I also looked online for how to tweak it to make it with wheat flour.
My husband didn't realize that wheat flour was "spotty" compared to white flour and thought something was wrong with the flour when he saw the dough.


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I promise that pan isn't dirty: it's old and those spots WILL NOT come out. They drive me crazy but we can't afford new pans at the moment. (The non spotted one in the other pic was a gift.)


The closer one was baked for 30 minutes, the other was baked for 25 minutes. At 25 minutes, there's a little crispness to the outside of the bread but at 30 minutes it has a thicker and crisper crust.
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017 07:29:39 AM »

Both loaves came out looking great and I'm sure they were delicious.  And ha-ha that your husband didn't know that wheat dough should have little bits of grain visible in it--I would have told him that it's normal for flour to have little pieces of ground-up insects in it and that the extra protein would do him good. Cheesy

And don't worry about your pan, we've got ancient ones that I still use from time-to-time that look even worse! All those spots give them character and those battle scars are indisputable proof of their many years of hard work.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017 10:32:24 AM »

YUM! I will be right over!
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017 02:53:16 PM »

Oh, he knows about the bits of bug. He'd just never seen wheat flour in action! lol

Kittykill, if you lived close, I'd gladly share the bread. I posted a pic on Facebook and a friend messaged, asking if he could come over for dinner! Cheesy I told him to come ahead that we had plenty of spaghetti.
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2017 09:58:51 AM »

Ohhhh yum!!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2017 07:23:27 AM »

Yum! I love baking bread. I didn't think I would like it as much as I do but it's very meditative. And of course it makes the house smell particularly delicious, always a nice treat for the mister coming in after work hungry as a bear, lol. He can't eat gluten but he likes it when I bake bread anyhow just for the aroma.

I use parchment on the baking sheet, along with it's other qualities it keeps the pans from browning up Wink.
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017 07:21:27 AM »

Both of these look fantastic! I love homemade bread.
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2017 07:32:30 PM »

Thanks Smiley I'll have to remember the parchment paper, CLM. I just have to pick some up when we go shopping again.

I made some more of this bread yesterday for dinner. Hubs took the second loaf with him to work and says it was a hit. And a coworker went home on her lunch break and brought back a pair of small loaf pans for him to give me. She told him they were extras Cheesy
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