Today’s bread — another no-recipe, never can make again concoction
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DD1 had been looking forward to them coming out of the oven — she said they smelled like yummy raisin bread... I cut the smaller loaf while still warm, and she said it’s good but needed something Extra. DH had his sample slice slathered with butter, I tried plain, buttered, and plain with maple syrup. DD1 said she thought it might be good with the special jar of raspberry sauce from a known confectionary mail order (which we had in the fridge) — she said she was going to have some later. This morning, I woke up and discovered that the entire first loaf had disappeared.
DD1 and DD2 had devoured the rest. DD2 said it was very good with the raspberry syrup. Happily, there was plenty of syrup left, and I tried it. OH YUM! DD1 was right.
...as close as I can remember...
- 1 cup of white whole wheat, leftover home made rice/almond milk, casually measured 2-1/2 tsp active dry or maybe instant yeast, warm water, last of condensed coconut carmel swished out of the jar with warm water poured out from the instant yeast proofing bowl,,,, 1/2 tsp sea salt. Proofed covered in front of space heater for 2 hrs
- added another cup of white whole wheat and 1/2 tsp sea salt, peeled small butternut squash (including soft immature seeds) shredded with large hole grater, a handful of dried cranberries chopped fine and soaked in apple-cognac liquor with minced nub of fresh ginger root, then drained. Stirred until smooth, added thinly sliced 1/4 stick of butter, scraped bowl with spatula and coated wet shaggy dough ball with safflower oil, then proofed for 2 hrs
- added 1 cup white bread flour and 1/2 tsp sea salt and folded in, then kneaded with another cup of white bread flour until elastic. Divided in two loaves in 1 metal and 1 glass loaf pans prepped by smearing with butter and layer the bottom with sesame seeds and oatmeal. Put the pans in shallow water filled pan. This time proofed in toaster oven set to 90°F for 2 hrs.
- in the mean time softened another 1/4 stick of butter and mixed with the reserved apple-cognac liquor and pumpkin pice spice blend.
- Added more water to the pan. Spread the butter mixture on top/center of the loaves and baked without preheating in 375°F oven for 10 minutes then reduced to 350°F, but they were getting too dark, so loosely covered with aluminum foil. Rotated pan and reduced to 320°F for last 20 minutes.