Some of you may remember the list that I created in October last year, The 101 in 1001 list. Well It’s been lying idle for some time now. There are somethings that I have done recently that should have been added to this list at the start but I never realized it and some stuff that I am about to do that should be added to it. I just don’t know if adding after I have them done are just before I am about to them is right. The thing is, they are big things and things that should be added to the list. Some advise on these would be great if anyone wants to give some. Thanks.
Well onto the main topic of this post. Item number 4 on my list was to bake bread, well, viola, it is done, almost. I went at this my usual way, without proper planning. Ever heard the phrase, “Fail to plan, plan to fail”? Well this probably would have went a lot easier if I had planned it correctly. I did manage to make to loafs of bread.
First I got most of my ingredients, “most”, see a problem? I got the flour, self raising, some raisins, just to add something to it. A new baking dish and some grease proof paper, which from years of watching my mother bake Christmas cakes annually I though that I would need. See the picture below for when I though things where going smoothly, i.e., before I even started.
And so I got started. I mixed the flour with some milk and created my dough. The whole time not anyway near sure if I had the mix right. I done a lot of guess work with it I created a great big mess, see below!!
That picture makes it look like I knew what I was doing. Do not in anyway be fooled by this. I was, still am, a complete novice. Still this shall not deter me. I plan another go at it very soon. I have to admit, I did make two goes of this. The first loaf. I put grease proof paper in the pan and when it came out the paper was all stuck to it. The next time I didn’t use any because the pan was “non-stick”. That was a mistake. I had to pry the loaf from the pan with a knife!!
You can see below the final results. It was tasty, but not completely ate.
After having written this post I realized that I actually blogged about baking bread!!
I think I just really out-gayed myself!!