February 11, 2014

The Bread Challenge

Not long ago my friend Fran posted that she made homemade bread.  I was like “Wow, you’re amazing!  Yeast scares me!”  Many Waters The Bread ChallengeFran thought I was a little crazy (she’s not totally wrong.)  Fast forward a week or so and Fran announced on Twitter that she’s afraid of using the Crockpot.  I was all like “WHAT?!?  You make bread!  How can you be scared of the Crockpot?!?!”  Fran was (is?) afraid that she’s ruin the Crockpot and have to throw it out and order take out.  So I told her that if she made some thing in Crockpot I would make bread.  I got our friend Erika to join in as well cause she had been following along with the conversation and is also scared of yeast (so glad I’m not the only one!)
Fran made chili in her Crockpot and it was success!  YAY for the Crockpot (I think she should make this chicken recipe but that’s just me!) Since she held up her end of the deal, I had to make bread.  So….I did.
I used Fran’s recipe.  It’s easy and I didn’t have any problems at first, though I was nervous about the yeast.  I was able to mix it all together no problem and it rose great!  I kneaded it, rolled it out and put in the loaf pans.  I let them sit to rise again and they didn’t. So after consulting Fran on Twitter, I baked the bread for a half hour. 
Many Waters Montage of Bread Making
When I took the bread out, it looked GORGEOUS!  I was so amazed that I made bread!  Not being one to wait, I took them out and cut into one of the loaves.  Nana,  Munchkin and I munched on the warm, fresh bread.  It was good, until you ate near the bottom of the loaf…it was not fully cooked.  I was so sad.  BUT I will be trying again.  I know I can get this!  If I don’t, I’ll just get The Man to make the bread again.
Many Waters Homemade Bread

23 comments:

  1. Wow! I only even make bread in the bread machine. I'm scared to do it on my own. Great job!

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  2. Looks great! Thanks so much for linking up at #SoMe2 this week - hope to see you again next week!

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  3. We've been talking about getting a bread machine. I think I'll reconsider since it was pretty easy!

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  4. Thanks and you're welcome! Have a great week:)

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  5. I'm seriously proud of you! I need to be brave and get on this!

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  6. Thanks:) You can do it! I know you can!

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  7. I was afraid of making bread too, but now I love it. Just keep at. Visiting from Friday Pin Fest

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  8. yay! you did so well!! I told you it was easy ;)

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  9. I need to learn how to make fresh bread, yummy!

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  10. I'm laughing because when it comes to making bread, I'm not afraid of yeast, I just dread the kneading!! But, I bought a breadmaker and it totally took care of everything. LOVE.MY.BREADMAKER. Totally worth the money and I haven't bought store bread in over a year.

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  11. That bread looks DELICIOUS. I've never made homemade bread, this makes me want to try!! Thanks so much for linking up with us at the MaMade Blog Hop! Don't forget to stop back to link up again next week and see if you've been featured! Have a great weekend :)

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  12. I haven't made homemade bread for a few years. This looks like a good recipe. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning this!!

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  13. Thanks:) I need to make some more soon...

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  14. LOL! I don't mind the kneading:) We're considering a bread machine cause it would be super easy too!

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  15. You should try, it's easy!


    Thanks for visiting and commenting:)

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  16. It was really yummy! Thanks for visiting, commenting and pinning:)

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  17. You should try again! Because of Cora's burnt hands I now make sure Munchkin is out of the kitchen before I open the oven. I know she would do the same thing as Cora! If you click on homemade bread in the first sentence, it will bring you to the recipe that Fran posted on her blog:)

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  18. It's only linking to her main site, not the specific post.

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  19. Boo! I thought I had linked it to the post. Here it is: http://www.freeborboleta.com/2014/01/homemade-bread-no-bread-machine/

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