My name is Aaron and I am a brand new bread enthusiast Sure, I have enjoyed eating delicious bread my whole life, 31 years, but never baking! Until now. i have been reading so many books and sites regarding bread making I finally gave it a try. Three nights ago I made my first brick, I mean loaf of bread. Tasteless, dense and downright terrible. So last night I tried again. Slightly more success but still the wrong density and no flavor.
Now I am not one to give up so just a short while ago I tried again. Started with a nice yeast, bread flour, water, salt, honey, egg, oil and next thing I know, I have a dough that looks sort of like what I have been dreaming about.
It is currently in the first rise. I put it in my oven, turned off of course, with a bowl of warm water to get the temperature up to 75 degrees.
I am so excited to see how it looks after this rise. I will let it double, plus a bit more then do a second rise in a baguette shape.
if it is a success I will post my victory pictures! If not, back to the drawing board