Introduction, General, Misc
My name is Lynn and I wanted to introduce myself. I live in rural Maine, and I'm 56 years old. I've been married for 37 years this year and have two grown chidren and three grandchildren.
I love herbs and wild flowers and have been known to use flowers to decorate my cakes. I bake bread at least once a week and have a few favorites. Rustic Italian, French, White, and I have made English Muffins, Pretzels, Cinnamon Rolls and Bagels. Would like to make Wheat Bread but have not found a recipe that I like. Too sweet and heavy.
I mainly use my bread machine to knead the dough because my wrists are weak. I also have a Kitchen-Aid I will use also. I just made Rustic Italian today. I did notice though that my crust was not as crusty as I wanted it. I baked it at 375 for 21 minutes on a double French loaf pan. I did spritz the pan with olive oil from my Misto (Bed Bath and Beyond) and then sprinkled the pan with yellow cornmeal. Maybe I needed the temp higher? The texture inside was excellent.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and I will be happy to hear from you and sharing.