Bread! What can I say…. I love it with all my heart!
And if its pink? Lead me to it NOW.
My secret wish: That everyone in the world would bake bread!
Hmmm, I seem to be getting my wish considering how elusive yeast seems to be of late.
But ditch your bread makers, shelve your Kitchen Aid mixers, forget the no-knead recipes!
Get over your fear of bread today!
White bread is easy. White bread is forgiving. White bread is adaptable!
By white bread I mean bread made with simple all purpose flour. Yes, I can’t claim that its health food — but have you read the label on a bag of store bought bread?
Bread should have 5 basic ingredients. Flour, water, yeast, sugar and salt.
Not 36 — give or take a few! And no crazy 15 letter words that you don’t know the meaning of, or can’t pronounce.
(This is bread, people. Not a spelling bee.)
So anything you make at home without any of those unpronounceable additives has to be healthy, right? Right.
So let me not hear any murmurs of dissent! Buy your bag of white flour and beg, borrow or steal that yeast from somewhere and lets make a glorious pink bread together!
Think of how happy your little girl (or big girl/ or boy) is going to be. Fairy bread spread with strawberry jam and a dollop of cream cheese.
Leave out the milk and use all water to make it vegan.
Or use plant based milk instead of dairy.
Purée spinach for a green version.
Purée carrots or butternut squash for an orange version.
Red bell peppers will make a delicious variation.
Come up with your own fun combinations and variations and share them with me. (Unless you make an eggplant purée bread. That I’ll pass. Thank you!)
Let’s make bread together!