Saturday, March 13, 2010
It started out with soaking a cup of corn meal in a cup of water overnight, and this was a new concept to me for baking bread, but I went with it. The next day, per the directions, I added the flour, etc and let it ferment for an hour until bubbles appeared, then added the remaining ingredients (which included molasses, which was also a new addition to bread baking for me).
Unfortunately, I miscalculated my time so instead of letting the dough rise for an hour or two, I had to put it in the fridge after a couple of hours since I didn't have time to shape it. Luckily this didn't impact the rising stage at all.
I actually didn't get around to baking the bread until the next day, so my 2 day bread turned into a 3 day bread, but it ended up making 3 loaves, which was nice. The bread itself? Well I'll admit, I wasn't as crazy about it as I have been other breads I've made, perhaps it was the cornmeal. But I toasted it and put some orange marmalade on it and it tasted fine :)