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I am a 29-ish yr old married mother of 8. My family is my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. My darling husband is my very best friend and together we are raising 8 of the best kids in the world! They are Rose(12) Sarah(12) Ammon(10) Malachi(8) Gabriel(7) Hannah(5) Maggie(4) and Abbie(3) We currently own 2 dogs, 1 bird, 5 chinchillas, 1,000,000 rabbits, 1 cat, 4.5 horses, and one ferret. We just purchased a home that is definately a "fixer-upper", with land and room for the kids to roam. Our goal is to run a mostly self sustaining farm and live in peace as we grow as a strong family unit. We have seen our fair share of hardships, but we are thankful for the many blessings the Lord gives us on a regular basis!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Where did I go wrong?

Okay here is the final product! Pathetic! John liked it. His comment was... "Mmm... It tastes like Italian Bread!" IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE WHITE BREAD! It was very dense with a 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick, hard, crispy crust! AND it really didn't rise like I think it was supposed to! Ahhhhhhh!

This is my "bread cabinet" with every thing I could possibly need for making bread including: three different kind of flour, sugar, salt, and yeast!

Thinking that I was kneading the dough to much or too little I was convinced that this commercial Kitchen Aid mixer would help me in my plight...I have discovered however, that it only adds to the clean up after ward!


Stephanie said...

I'm so sad that didn't work for you. Are you trying the same recipe each time? Call me when you have a free minute tomorrow and we can discuss it some.

zippy said...

I'mn not savvy in the baking bread department, still hoping to learn someday. However, I've heard from a couple different fabulous bread makers that the best aid is a BOSCH mixer. Their take on Kitchen Aid mixers (I have one and LOVE it, but then haven't ever tried making bread with it) is that Kitchen Aid's are great aids when making cookies, cakes and other general foods...just not for bread making. Apparently the difference is in the way each mixer kneads the dough. I've heard there is a great store out in the East Valley (Mesa, I think) called...The Bread Store (again, I think.) This store offers bread making classes and has great deals on the otherwise very pricey BOSCH mixers.

Hope you find some sucess in bread making soon!

Glad to have happened upon your blog!! Congrats on the newest addition! We miss having you out here in the fringes of civilization we call the West Valley!

You are more than welcome to come check out our blog anytime! : )

Cathy Shields said...

At first look, I'd say you aren't kneading it enough. Kneading incorporates air into the dough and helps it rise. But in case you have worked on that one, it could be alot of things. I buy my yeast at Sam's in bulk. Someone told me to put it in the freezer which is how I've kept it now for years. It's important though to warm it up in warm water before putting it in the mix. If I throw it in to early, it will turn out like yours. Hope you master it! YUM Homemade Bread...one of my favorite things

Cali & Travis said...

Well it LOOKS picture perfect.

Leisha said...

I think so many things can affect bread, it's hard to say what went wrong! I use the same recipe everytime and the results often vary. It does look super yummy though!

William said...

Girl I just got to tell you that I admire you and always have since you taught yourself how to sew. Personally I don't know how to sew and have not a clue on how to bake bread. One of these days I'll get around to learning domestic trades! - Steph