Keeping myself honest. 2019 resolution: learn to bake bread.
Jan. 12: Ciabatta
Found an easy recipe to start. Had to put it back in a little bit to crisp it up, but turned out great. Also, I had a lot of fun watching it rise.
Jan. 14: Dutch Oven Loaf
Gave another relatively easy (read: no kneading), but longer recipe a try. My loaf turned out alright, I think it wasn’t baked long enough, and it fell a little when I took it out. I’m going to get an oven thermometer to see how accurate the dial is.
The bread was good, but I think could be better. It looked pretty at least! I don’t think I’ll try a dutch oven recipe again for a while, as I want to work on other skills, like kneading first.
Jan. 22: White Bread
Tried a recipe for a plain white loaf from a book I got from IC public library. For my first kneaded bread, I think it turned out pretty well.