Yesterday was a fun day for me and my husband. We made homemade bread together, something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. I made the dough and my hubby baked it on his grill. We make such a great team and not only was it fun, it was so rewarding.
My hope and wish is to get great at baking bread so we no longer buy it. I want to control what goes into what we eat and not be so reliant on store bought artisan bread. The main ingredients I use are organic and as natural as possible. Besides there isn’t anything better than homemade bread.
Our first bread was two loaves of Rustic Italian. I will share that I used our Cuisinart Bread Machine for the dough, which helps with the kneading that I do not care for or do a great job at. I cut the finished dough in half and placed it into parchment paper lined Lodge Cast Iron loaf pans. Hubby baked them for 35 minutes on the grill, which was just right. The loaves turned out perfect and we sampled a few slices with butter and jam. Oh my, it was delicious!
Next we made a loaf of Honey Oat Bread. I misread the part of the recipe for shaping the dough before placing it into the Dutch oven, which caused the bread not to slice up perfectly.
“Remove dough to a lightly floured countertop and shape into a rectangle. Take two corners of the dough and fold the rectangle in half. Repeat 3 times.”
With that being said, it is delicious! I highly recommend this recipe and will definitely make it again. This bread was also baked on the grill for a total of 35 minutes.
I had fun yesterday and enjoyed baking bread with my hubby. I really didn’t do much else, not even knitting. It was a day of time shared together and I it’s something I want to continue.