I am trying to make my own bread, using this “foolproof” recipe here.
As usual, I have confounded the experts! That stuff wouldn’t rise. It could be the VERY old flour I had in the kitchen cupboard in a plastic container.
As usual, NOTHING is easy. NOTHING is straightforward. I look at the photos of the lady.. “it’s as easy as one, two, three.” YEAH RIGHT! It did not rise, or there was not the dramatic rise I expected. The yeast “proofed”.. that is bubbled.
I had a bread machine, it worked, but I did not like it. I like that “yeasty” malt taste in bread. At the Independence School district, at Hanthorn Elementary, the ladies made these wonderful, yeasty rolls. I want something like that.
Update: Success! Got some new flour, some new yeast from the Aldi’s and WA-LA! Brushed both milk and sugar water on it. Came out very tasty. Very easy, and now a large batch of dough is in the refrigerator. Just yank a hunk off whenever you feel like bread. It was GOOD. Yeasty, and sweet too, and heavy. The crust was crispy.