Saturday, July 6, 2013
A Quick Loaf
A few days ago, I peeked in the refrigerator and realized that **GASP** we were out of bread. Now as the Queen of Carbs I just couldn't let that plague my kingdom, so I took immediate action. With my sourdough starter still on late pregnancy hiatus in the fridge, I scanned the internet for a simple white bread recipe.
After briefly considering a batter bread, I settled on this Rich White Bread recipe that requires no kneading and is made in the food processor. It looked quick and easy, and since it only yields one loaf there was little commitment. Since a few reviewers labeled it as "too dense" I added 4 tsp vital yeast gluten, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly.
The process of making the recipe was as painless as it looked and the resulting loaf rose nicely (which is always a pleasant surprise with quick breads). Once baked the loaf was as beautiful as any baker could ask for and had an enticing aroma, but we somehow managed to resist cutting into it until the following morning. We both enjoyed it as toast for breakfast and shared what remained of the loaf with my aunt and uncle over a country dinner. I must say that this recipe produced very tasty bread and I will keep it on hand for future carb related emergencies. It is a bit dry, so next time I will slightly increase the butter content.