I have been really making an effort to make all the bread products we eat from scratch… breads, rolls, sourdough, ciabatta, hotdog/hamburger buns, tortilla’s, pizza dough and more…
(simple crusty bread)
It does take time and effort and planning but really the more often I do it the easier it becomes… the first times I made tortillas it took me about an hour tp make a batch and now I can make them in less than 30 min… and I even make a 1/2 batch more so that we have leftovers and can freeze them if we need to…
Here is a simple wrap made with my tortillas, grilled veggies and tofu with an avocado-wasabi mayo…
Our everyday bread I make about once a week and I make 3-4 loaves at a time… it takes a few minutes to make the dough and then all that is left is to let it rise and make the loaves and bake…
Hotdog and hamburger buns are very simple and it takes a few minutes to make the dough and then they rise quickly and bake in a few minutes…
Though I use WW flour often, I use Unbleached flour as the usual flour because it bakes really well and makes a lighter bread which the family enjoys, and I add a 12 grain mix (especially to our everyday bread) to make it healthier and more nutritious… I also now I have a new flour (local organic flour that I have been using)… but that will be another post!
There is a lot of work in cooking from scratch, but I know what we are eating, the taste is so much better, the smell of bread baking and food cooking is so worth the effort, and we are saving money and eating better….
and honestly doing it makes me feel proud…
Have you seen this article on fresh baked bread in 5 minutes a day.
I can’t try it because my kids are gluten intolerant, but everyone else I know who tried it says its the best bread ever.
Sara… I haven’t tried it no, but I should… I have heard many good things also!
You just want to make us hungry! I wish you could bake for me sometime.
I was wondering if you know any receipe of bread that freeze well, and if you have try it? You know like the Dempster roll we can buy at the grocery or the frozen cinnamun bun at IKEA? I try to freeze some homemade bun but they did not raise correctly after the defrost… Just wondering if you have some tip about it.
Mmmm…. home made bread is hard to beat! That’s sure a mouth watering post. I’m not surprised that you make them all (though it is pretty awesome). As a kid my mom, aunt and grandma each had their specialties so we had most of what you’ve shown too. Yorkshire pudding was a treat my mom always saved for left over roast beef.
I know you’re skilled at making sourdough bread…I would love to now more about how you make your starter. The first few times I made it must have been flukey because now I’m always afraid that it doesn’t look or smell quite right!
We’ve really been trying to make a lot of our bread products, too – but not as much as you! My 17 yo made a batch of Portuguese sweet bread the other day and strutted around afterward because his turned out higher and fuller than any batch I’d made to date! Food, AND a confidence builder!