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Sunday, February 27

Same song, second verst

The Honey Wheat loaf was soooo good, and using a recipe was fairly painless, and we gobbled up the first loaf yesterday, so I made another just the same today. But we went to a buffet to eat, so I sent the loaf home with the boyfriend.
The one thing that's not easy about making the bread from a recipe, is the yeast. I bought the little packets of yeast, figuring that one packet equals one loaf. So I was surprised that I had to measure the yeast, one packet equals about 1 3/4 loaves. That's not great, because how do you keep the little packet closed up and keep the yeast fresh? Making two loaves in two days, it's not an issue really today, but what about the other loaves?
I guess next time I'm lookin gto buy yeast, I'll look into the little jar. If I 'm going to have to measure it, I might as well get that. And it proably ends up being less expensive.

Saturday, February 26

First Recipe

OK. I'm finally ready to try an actual recipe. First try, from the book that came with the BreadMaker:

Honey Wheat Bread
1 egg, room temperature plus enough water 80 degrees to equal 1 cup
2 TBLS oil
3 TBLS honey
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 cups Bread Flour
1 1/2 tsp quick rise yeast or bread machine yeast

Program: Basic

I turned the crust to "light"
The loaf was very delicious!!

Monday, February 7

White Hodgson

I won't post another picture of the box. But I really like the Hodgson Mill's bread mixes better than the Krusteaz. I probably won't buy the Krusteaz brand anymore, they never turned out as well.
Tried the Hodgson White, it was good, too.
I switched the crust to 'light' and we liked that, the 'medium' or 'regular' was too crunchy. Light is just right.