My oven was full of turkey today, so I decided to give the English Muffin recipe another try. My last attempt was a disaster! I added way too much flour. And I didn't think to roll the dough out in small amounts, so I ended up with a lot of corn meal in my dough. Today's muffins look and taste great. They even have those tiny air pockets.
I made the bread from lesson #1 again last night. I was busy making soup too, so I used my stand mixer for the kneading this time. I think this helped me not add too much flour. I used the dough for soup bowls, which my kids loved!
Because I have been making bread for over 5 years, I thought I was beyond this site's bread lessons. But after creating yet another, dense, tastless loaf, I thought I'd give them a try. I found that I was adding too much flour and that I wasn't kneading for nearly long enough.
I am very happy with my first loaf from lesson #1. My hubby says it's my best loaf ever! I plan to make up another this week, before I move onto lesson #2.