I made some bread yesterday. As always I started with approximate measurements and then went off on a tangent.
So I took 2 cups of white whole wheat flour, 1/2 c rye, 1/2 c corn meal, 1/2 cup buckwheat flour and mixed it up with enough preboiled tap water at room temperature to make a gloppy pudding like consistency.
I added bread flour, yeast, a beaten egg, and some cocoa mix that I am trying to use up. Perhaps I was abit lacking in the stretching and folding it but I figured it was good enough. The bread came out pretty good. I am convinced that presoaking the flours is the secret to a tasty loaf.
Slit the tops, Baked it in two loaf pans at 375. for 47 minutes.
I just wanted to say Happy Holidays to all the other cyberbakers who contribute to this website. Thanks to all the feedback on a variety of topics. During the months on this web site I have made enormous improvements in my bread baking.
When a part of my life feels out of control, I turn my frustrations into baking bread . There is something so productive about turning those feelings whether they are self doubt, anger, frustration or sadness into loaves of bread.