Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wheat Bread

I'm definitely calling my first attempt at homemade bread a success.

For the most part, I followed a recipe from Farmgirl Fare's blog but made a few minor changes/embellishments.

I followed her directions but this is specifically what I threw together:

(Not really knowing how it would turn out I scaled it down to make just one loaf)
5/6 cup all purpose flour
1 5/6 cup wheat flour
1/2 T instant yeast
2/3 T brown sugar
2/3 T olive oil
1 1/3 cup warm milk
2 cup bread flour
1/2 T salt
two squirts of honey - a very technical measurement, I know

It started out looking just meh... not too impressive.
This was at the start of rising and of course I forgot to get a picture after it had doubled.

 I rolled it out a little and tried to fold it like the Farmgirl but it didn't work as I thought it would...

 ...so I just kind of rolled it.

In to the oven it went for about 30 minutes and then VOILA!

 Fresh out of the oven - it smelled so good!

 And it tasted good too! Of course, my inaugural meal for my loaf was a GRILLED CHEESE!

So good!!

I'm certainly no expert with bread but I feel like I have a decent handle on it so I'm excited to try little tweaks here and there with this recipe.

And now, it's time to do push-ups! David and I have been following the One Hundred Push-ups Program and we're just finishing up the third week (I heard about it from this blogger). We got off by a couple days but it has seriously been crazy to see all the progress over the last couple weeks. Before you even start the program you're supposed to see how many push-ups you can do on your own (this determines which "path" you follow in the program). Make fun of me all you want, but I could only do TWO legit push-ups. But after two weeks, for my little progress test, I could do SEVENTEEN legit push-ups! Talk about progress!! 

I have yet to do any running in the past few months but doing these push-ups makes me feel like I'm not being tooootally lazy. So here I go!

1 comment:

Eryka said...

I love Farmfare girl. Like she says, practice makes it better, and it looks like you're already on a great role! Very cool.