There has been a continuous love story between me and bread for as long as I can remember and it is probably the reason why I have never succeeded in following no-carb diets. Cutting it down? Sure. Cutting it out? Never!
Even better than just bread is home baked bread. Ah, just the smell of it in the house makes the day better 🙂
I bake a lot and not only because it tastes better but because it actually also cuts the cost considerably. A loaf of bread baked on half whole-wheat, half regular wheat flour comes to a cost of about NIS 5 (US Dollar 1.4) plus electricity for baking. That is in comparison to the price of a store-bought bread that often lies around NIS 20 – sometimes less, sometimes more….
I hear a lot that people wants to bake but don’t feel that they have the time. Yes, it takes a bit more time to make it yourself but as everything we do it is all about the practice and the habits that we have. Basically it takes me about 5 minutes to make the dough (I am not one of those who likes to knead for a long time because I am lazy by nature!). Then I leave it alone for a long time, the longer the better. The next step is forming the bread, which can take anything from 10 seconds to 5 minutes, depending on the kind of bread.
So let’s get baking.
Here are some ideas for what to bake:
Bread in a pot – the best bread ever!
Flat breads – great as a side dish for dinner.
Small breads/ buns – what we have almost every weekend morning.
Baguettes – great for soup.
Pita breads – speaks for itself!
Small focaccias – usually used as Burger buns but great for any kind of sandwich…