In an effort to eat less chemicals I'm going back to the basics. Baking things myself. I've come to realize that in the past I've done most of my bread baking in the warmer months and winter baking in a colder climate has it's own unique challenges. I'm determined to figure this out and with the help of social media, I'm sure I can get it done :)
So any expert home bread bakers out there? My main weapon of choice is my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I'm not going to go buy a bread machine. The point is to do mainly with what I have (for the most part-I'll buy a tool or two).
|My 1st attempt baking in the winter in my new cold climate state.|
|Taste fine. I just want a taller loaf so the kids can use my homemade bread as a sandwich bread for their school lunches.|
My issues were rising time was super long. I ended up having to use the warm oven method to rise my dough. My kitchen was just too cold. If I would have done this in the first place then the entire bread making process would not have taken so long. The bread did double in size so I think the particular recipe I used just would not have made a tall loaf. I used the basic white bread recipe that comes with the Kitchen Aid Mixer.
I'm thinking of using this recipe next: http://penniesandpancakes.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-to-make-homemade-bread-step-by-step.html#.UtiQc55dVhk
More tips/tricks for my winter problems (cold/cool kitchen) and getting the dough to rise:
High Altitude Baking (I'm at approximately 3,250 ft elevation)
Does anyone have a tried and true bread recipe?
I've been pinning recipes like a crazy person: My Pinterest Food Board
Have a great weekend!
And for the beauty bloggers: Still doing great for the No Buy January thing.