More Bread Bakers

Who knew that my “Make Bread” post would start a bread-making revolution? In addition to the five people I featured in the first round-up, I’ve received several more e-mails and pictures from first time bread-bakers eager to try their lot with yeast, flour, water and a hot oven.

Meet Liam:

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He made the bread and says, “You were right, it was easy and worked just fine even though I ran out of AP and had to use the WW flour that was in the pantry.” He took the picture while on the phone with his wife who was in Chicago at the time. “She was impressed with my bread,” he says.

Liam is our only participant, this round, to show his face in his bread photo. Brilynn F of Jumbo Empanadas instead shows her doll:

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She says she halved the recipe and “wouldn’t you know it, it was fantastic!” Her family enjoyed the bread too and she considers her accomplishment “a Thanksgiving miracle…except that I’m Canadian and celebrated Thanksgiving last month.”

Next there’s Kayla who’s bread has a unique shape:

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Kayla says, “I decided after seeing the bread you made that I just HAD to try it.” She says she was nervous but that she thinks she did well. Her family would be the judge the next day because she brought it to Thanksgiving with her in-laws. Let’s hope it was a hit!

Finally, there’s Lia of The Little Piglet who made the bread today and forgot to add salt:

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(Don’t you hate it when you wake up with Bread Head?)

Instead of serving the bread with meat or cheese, Lia slathered it with milk chocolate (“[we] ate the bread for dessert,” she says.) She adds, “My loaf didn’t come out as round and tall as yours, and it turned out a bit darker too, but it still was just as fun and easy to make as you said.”

And there you have it…more proof that baking bread is just as easy as 1, 2, 3. The offer still stands: you bake it, you photo it, you send it to me, I’ll post it on the site, no questions asked. Happy baking!

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5 comments

  1. This recipe is great!! I’m a first time bread baker, and I was a bit skepical becuase mine didn’t look as nice as yours, but it came out pleasantly dense and chewy on the inside and crusty on the outside. I tried it again today, dividing it in 1/2 before the first rising and adding roasted garlic and fresh rosemary to one loaf. AWESOME!! just cook at 500 for 7 min and 420 for 25-30, cooking both loaves at once. Great with goat cheese spread on little cubes of the rosemary version.