Building Mom's Yurt for gobs of entertainment and beautiful yurt photos) I was super stoked to move into our new place and fire up the slightly-used gas oven we found on craigslist.
Actually, I'll admit to an interim period where I "fired up" my mom's old Hitachi bread machine. I got a good 6 or 7 loaves out of it before the motor unceremoniously crapped out and refused to move faster than one revolution per hour. So I called upon my Apple Green KitchenAid Stand Mixer and Frigidaire oven and have had some great success.
I first used a delicious rye bread recipe from Smitten Kitten. OMG. Delicious and fail proof (re only one fallen loaf in 5 attempts!). I usually alter all recipes to fit what I have on hand, which is the novice baker's equivalent to walking on a tightrope over a pit full of alligators. But E eats it all.
|New York Deli Style Rye|
|Gluten-Free Sunflower and Millet Bread|
So, all in all this has been an excellent way to spend my rainy day off. Bread tastes good and smells good and I can hardly do without when training for a marathon. Oh yeah, I'm going to train for another marathon! More info to come....