I think I may need some help... you see it all started by reading Farmgirl. I loved all the photos of her farm life and then of course her wonderful recipes. Then her blog lead me to Kitchenmage and more recently Seriously Good. All three of them have great blogs. And if you click their "labels" you can find some awesome posts about baking and other fun things. A couple of days ago all 3 of them started another blog together called A Year in Bread. I was sooo excited to see that there are a few posts on the new blog about pizza dough/crust. I'm making pizza tomorrow I'm sure the crust will pass the DH test.
The other day i found some rye flour at the local wally world so i picked it up. B/c anyone who really knows me knows i love rye bread and I thought that it couldn't hurt to try and make some. So Yesterday I made a "sponge" of sorts. I also looked for some recipes online. I found a lot of bread machine recipes but BLAH, i don't like bread machines. when I bake bread I do it by hand in the oven. I had a bread machine for like a week back when my DH and I married, but I despised it and never got it to make a good loaf of bread so I went to the regular bread baking and haven't looked back. anyways i can use the recipes but the one I got calls for molasses, and I thought that I had some but I don't. So I made do. The sponge I made i used the rye flour and yeast and water. Then I set it out, after work I mixed up a basic bread recipe and then mixed in the sponge and let it rise. Well if you're like me Hot fresh bread is awesome. sooo i cut into it before taking a pix of the whole loaf. It was a light rye flavor, I'd also mixed in some caraway seeds for authenticity. I have to say it was good the crust is crusty and crunchy and oh it's yummy! I made it in my loaf pan b/c i wanted to make sandwiches or toast it. Anyways I have to say I'm happy that it turned out wonderfully! I will def be making it again. I do want to try the recipe but I'll have to hit the store first.
To fuel my addiction I've found this wonderful forum.. sigh. it's so wonderful! They even have lessons for baking if you've never made bread before. I hope if i haven't made you hungry I've made you want to bake! If you have any fave recipes LMK!