i have wanted to have a go at making our own bread for a while now.
by that, i mean hand kneading and baking in the oven.
now i can finally say i have done it.
we used to own a bread maker many years ago so technically i have made bread before but i found that we ate too much bread, it wasn't good quality and i eventually didn't like the yeasty taste it had. so the bread maker was given away.
what i really want to make is sour dough bread using a sour dough starter and quality whole grains that we mill into flour ourselves. i want to make oat bread, rye bread, spelt bread, sprouted wheat bread...
but for now i am just using baker's yeast, until i get in the swing of regularly baking our loaves and learning a little more.
these are rye loaves although they do have wheat flour in them, so not true rye.
they are turning out well so far.
i have enjoyed making them.
and eating them!