I have been doing a lot of traveling lately so I haven’t been able to cook a lot. I have been doing some baking though, so I thought I would share with you what I have made! I have always stayed away from anything requiring yeasts, so on my Christmas vacation I decided to tackle it. Yeast is not as hard to work with as I thought. It’s the waiting that kills me. I guess this is one way God is teaching me patience!
I didn’t take any of my own pictures, but here’s what I’ve made in the past month or so with yeast:
Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread that I found on this blog, originally from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. I made it without the raisins because we didn’t have any. It was really good and I want to make it again soon! Maybe using honey and getting some oats in there some how!
Quickie Rosemary Focaccia found here adapted from King Arthur Flour. Delicious!
As I type this I’m waiting for these hamburger buns to rise!
Might as well try another soft pretzel recipe.
**Just a note-I haven’t been able to find whole wheat flour here, so if any of the recipes called for it I just used regular flour. Also, I don’t have a stand mixer, so I did all the mixing with a hand mixer and all the kneading by hand. Great to do when you have a lot of time and a lot to think about!