Here is a shot of my new kitchen! Surprisingly, it has more cabinet space than our last one (even though the apartment is 50% smaller) and i find it is easier to work in. One cook at a time.
I, like a lot of Americans right now, don’t have a lot of expendable income, and so i have not yet bought a copy of the Bread Bakers Apprentice. I have been checking it out from the library in DC (and then for a short while in Charlottesville). I have not yet gotten my driver’s license for Massachusetts, and therefore cannot yet get a library card here. I could not find the recipe for ‘Light Wheat Bread’ on Google Books. Panic. Luckily, Smitten Kitchen has published the full recipe on her site! Thanks to her, i am saved for this week, and should be able to get my hands on a copy from now on. For free.
Also to save money, i did not buy the powdered milk that the recipe called for. Instead, I substituted 4 T regular milk for 3 T of powdered. Otherwise i followed the recipe exactly and the bread came out GREAT. It was a little on the sticky side after 10 minutes of kneading, and approximately an additional 1/2 C of flour (white wheat flour added during kneading). I sampled a slice while it was still warm and it was delicious with bit of jam on top. This will also make some excellent sandwiches. I think next time (there WILL be a next time) I will try adding some sunflower seeds to mimic my favorite bread in Charlottesville – sunflower wheat from Bread Works.
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