The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Greetings from merrie olde England

A chap's picture
A chap

Greetings from merrie olde England

I've recently started to bake my own bread. This has been both good and bad.

Good: the bread tastes great, is a lot cheaper than shop-bought and - to my surprise - I'm really enjoying making it

Bad: I now eat way too much bread. I'm putting on weight

So I'm looking for somewhere on-line where I can learn from those who actually know what they're doing. 

BreadLee's picture
BreadLee

I don't know what I'm doing,  but I'll give you my two measly cents anyway. Here's what I do.  

1. Don't eat all of your bread.  Give some to family and friends to enjoy.  Get it out of your sight after it cools.  Keep some for yourself. 

2. Use more whole wheat whole grain flours.  Sprouted wheats are great too.  Blend them in,  instead of an all white flour.  

3. Add some flaxseeds and other nutritious ingredients to make that bread flow through you better.  Chia, poppy, nuts, fruit. Whatever you like,  throw it in there.  

Good luck! 

 

A chap's picture
A chap

Don't eat all of your bread" -- that is proving to be difficult :-)

"Add some flaxseeds and other nutritious ingredients" -- I have tried a few natural additional ingredients such as various seeds and dried fruit. It just made the bread even more hard to resist...

BreadLee's picture
BreadLee

Try eckhart tolle. Zen. Listen to Alan Watts. Heck I don't know. Do not announce that you're not going to eat it all. Even to yourself.  Just don't eat the bread.   

https://youtu.be/wAGdinXZjSc

You're just a rascal. Give it away.