This is wonderful bread toasted,
just like Rose says in her recipe
for Flaxseed Bread.
A truly simple bread to make
with very few risings,
it came together quickly
this little lady
made it entirely on her own!
She's ten years old now and loves
baking and cooking; it's at the top of her list
of fun things to do.
This is the first start
to finish loaf of bread she's made.
My only interference was
wrestling the dough into the
too small loaf pan.
I stood with her as she weighed
out the ingredients and promised
the craggy dough would magically
turn into lovely dough with those
two little teaspoons of yeast.
The dough was a little too dry
so more water was added.
Not sure if it was because we used
ground flaxseed or due to an
unexpected cold snap that
left us with very dry air.
I kept telling her that my fellow
bakers always say bread dough
is very forgiving.
Dough coming out from the microwave proofing sauna
Definitely need to invest in a slightly bigger bread pan.
My other one was way too large for this recipe.
The poor child was in agony waiting the recommended
two hours for the bread to cool.
Wrapped up she took it home where it was
very much enjoyed toasted with Irish butter
and Irish cheddar cheese.
So this is the second generation of
I'm happy to have gotten over my yeast phobia
through The Bread Bible baking group
and very happy to be passing on the love
of baking bread to my granddaughter.
Rose Levy Beranbaum
Gorgeous story Vicki! How amazing to have baked a perfect loaf of bread at 10 years old. You and she must be very proud. I have the flaxseed stting in the cupboard and now you've given me some extra motivation to get it baked!ReplyDelete
Vicky i absolutely love you! your granddaughter made a most impressive loaf. i know just how she feels about the agony of having to wait until the bread cools. when i'm testing a new recipe it's all the harder not knowing whether or not it worked RIGHT AWAY. you are blessed to have this sweet granddaughter and i am blessed to have you and the other bread bible bakers in my life.ReplyDelete