I made bread yesterday for the first time - I was so happy with the result. Thanks to the wonderful tutorial from Rhonda at Down to Earth
My loaf turn out really well - I had to stop Sonnyhen from devouring it straight away.
I sent Daddyhen to the local shop to find the price of strong flour £1.99 for 1.5kgs - no way was I going to pay that; I was actually very surprised at the cost.
I happened to be going past (I wasn't going to make a special journey - I can hear Daddyhen singing frugal frugal) a large supermarket where they had strong flour on offer 3kgs for £2. I used my lovely KA blue mixer to knead the dough and I discovered my oven and both a proving function and a bread function - Never noticed that before. Years ago I did have a bread maker but I didn't like the shape of the bread, silly really; but needless to say I got rid.
Forgot to take photo of the start of the process - just getting used to this blogging lark, and don't always have camera by my side.
I read somewhere about adding a tray of water in the bottom to give some steam - so I gave this ago. 10mins on 220 and then 20mins on 200 produced this...
And half an hour later after much smelling and asking certain people not to touch.