I recently saw a fellow blogger write about finally baking bread and how she used to be afraid to do it, like me. She even posted the recipe she tried which is great because I’ve been looking for different ones to try. If I have the time to sell at our local farmers’ market this year, I have been looking for “healthier” baked goods to make. Most people that are at the market are there for veggies and healthy food, so I figured if I want to make some more money and make it worth my time, I should probably tailor my baked goods more to them as much as that pains me because my “fattening” ones are soooo good, if I do say so myself. ;) Anyhow, I didn’t end up using the recipe she used, but I was so tickled about how easy and well mine turned out I just had to share. So, if she (or any of her readers) happens to read this, I just had to share my experience too!
I found this recipe on allrecipes.com. If you’ve never been on their website, I highly suggest you do the next time you’re looking for recipes! It is my go to page when I’m looking for new ones. If interested, you can find the link to this particular bread recipe at the end of this post and I might put it on the recipes page.
Like I said, I’ve always been afraid of trying to make bread because it seems so time consuming, difficult, and, well, a pain in the rear. I finally got brave and tried it, though, because I ALWAYS make sure to try new baked goods before I sell them at the market. I don’t want to be selling crap products, after all! I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a fan of store bought whole wheat bread, but I just tried a slice of this bread and it is SO GOOD! It has a good amount of honey in it, so I’m sure that’s part of it, but it has such good flavor and texture! Even better, I had no problem following the recipe and it was pretty easy to make, to my surprise. Of course you have to wait for the dough to rise and all that, but that step didn’t take nearly as long as I expected. This recipe actually makes 3 loaves, so I divided it up and put two in the freezer for now. My husband and I go through a depressing amount of bread and we all know how pricey bread can be, SO, even with the extra cost of the bread flour I think I might start making this at least occasionally to save a little money here and there. Who doesn’t love saving a buck or two? ;)
Isn't it pretty?!