Do you remember last month when I said that I was going to make more of an effort to make challenging recipes for my Secret Recipe Club posts? I was going to be really organised and not leave them to the last minute. That lasted all of one month.
I know to a lot of people, bread doesn’t make it on to their ‘easy recipe’ list but I promise you, once you get the hang of it, making bread is seriously easy and so very rewarding. I can now whip up a fresh focaccia with about 5 minutes hands-on work.
This month I was assigned to My Hobby Lobbie written by Trisha in Sydney. I think this is the first time I’ve been paired up with a fellow Aussie. Trisha creates all sorts of things and not just food. She even sells her handmade scarves on Made It. Her recipe collection is quite enormous and while was I was set on baking bread, I was torn between this one and naan bread.
In all honesty I didn’t choose this just because I thought it would be easy for me. I have been searching for a recipe for dad for ages. His favourite bread is the Vienna loaf sold at our local bakery and try as I might, I cannot find a recipe that produces the same result. While this was definitely a great loaf of bread, it didn’t have the thin flakey crust like dad’s loaf.
It sliced perfectly and had a nice tight crumb. It didn’t rise in the oven quite as much as it should have because I got a bit distracted and let it rise too much the second time but it was still really good. Ollie loved it with peanut butter. I think next time I will add some rosemary and garlic. Yum. Enjoy!
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