Friday, March 25, 2011

I did it! I made bread, edible bread!

I can't believe I did it. I have been trying for a while to make bread. I have been turning out bricks. (Literally)

So, I started doing a lot of research. I purchased an eBook class that shows how to make bread in the Bosch and the KitchenAid.

I have a KitchenAid mixer, and it is really hard to find any videos that specifically use this.

I only found source, and it was the Homemaking class on CD. You can also download the class for $5.  This was pretty helpful. It has step by step pictures, which I really liked.

The recipe I used was from this class.

Another great resource I heard of was through Cindy Rushton. I emailed her, and she gave me some great resources.

I love the free eBook from The Urban Homemaker. When you sign up for the newsletter, you will get the free eBook, Steps to the Best Bread. It is awesome. Really helpful.

I also found a video that made bread in a stand mixer, but not a KitchenAid.

It was very helpful.




I took what I had learned from these three sources, and the other things I had heard, and meshed it all together, and made my own technique.

I used the recipe from the class, but I took some hints from the eBook, and the video.

I did a video comparison of the KitchenAid Classic, and the KitchenAid Professional 600 series, and put these techniques into practice.

Look for that soon and you can see step by step what I did.

I am just so excited to have made good bread. I have been told not to expect results that are very similar to store bought bread, but mine really was similar to store bought bread. Very soft, and oh so yummy!

Coming soon...my KitchenAid comparison video.

(This bread looks like white bread, but it was made from Hard White Whole Wheat. This is Whole Wheat bread, not white bread.)

7 comments:

Kelly said...

Congratulations!!

Beverly said...

YEA!!! I so want to get back to baking bread. I'd really rather have it than store bought. However, I have a weakness for fresh bread. If I start making it, I may have to come back for weight-loss advice.

Lorus! said...

Those loaves are beautiful! Congratulations!

The Harris Family said...

The bread looks perfect! I'm going to give it a try in my kitchen-aid. The video was great.

Now my kids actually HATE eating store-bought bread. We recently went out of town and had sandwiches made from store-bought bread, and they didn't like it. They said, 'Mommy, we like your bread better'. When moms used to say that at the homeschool convention, I never really believed them. I thought, 'how is homemade WHEAT bread better than fluffy store-bought bread', but it is.

I would consider our bread light and fluffy...so I'm glad you got yours light and fluffy, too. GREAT JOB!

--Heidi

Very Blessed Mamma said...

Thanks Heidi.

I am proud too! lol

Check out this link:
http://trainingchildrenupforchrist.blogspot.com/2011/03/comparison-of-kitchenaid-classic-and_27.html

It shows how I did it in a KitchenAid.

I had a couple of videos of the kneading process, but I can't get them off of my camera for some reason. I can only get the pictures off. I will put them up when I can figure it out.

Loretta said...

So glad your bread making worked out. I've been making bread for so long, my children don't like the other kind anymore. . .and their friends are jealous! I checked and I am already following you on GFC.

Very Blessed Mamma said...

Thanks Loretta~

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