Well Hello People...Now lets see...I am 64, of Irish decent, handicapped, artist, old hippie, a miser, an excellent cook...and a lousy baker!!
I cook everything I can from scratch. I make my own salt pork, headcheese, all soups, stews, pickled anything. Soy milk, rice milk, tofu and some easy cheeses, oh etc etc. BUT I can't make a good bread!
Just in the last two weeks I have wasted a ten pound bag of flour. So I now have bags and bags and bags of crumbs lol Did you know that dried out olive and tomato bread makes great crumbs? lol I just let the faliures dry out and grind, They make excellent savory crumb crust for pies which I CAN make. Also good for Italian Bread Soup, and crumb crust for casseroles.
Since I am retired on handicap pension and single I have lots of time to mess up breads. Hey I am good at that too LOL So it's back to square one....again.
I do not have a bread machine. I do not have a Kitchen Aid whatever to knead with. Just two hands and a kitchen counter. so tomorrow is french bread...plain. white and hopefully risen.
Today bread crumbs...tomorrow BREAD???