Actually that’s a lie, I’m not particularly optimistic at all. It was once said of me that where some people see things through rose-tinted glasses, my glasses were mustard-coloured.
But in this case I am optimistic. One day I will make a nice bread.
I am a big fan of my slow cooker, and I like a recipe that says only “knead briefly” so I thought I’d give it a go. As I write this I haven’t seen the results so I can’t do any clever foreshadowing about the result.
I used this tip to fake butttermilk because buttermilk is not something that I find easy to get hold of, and I added some seeds into the mix to make the bread more interesting. I looked at a few other soda bread recipes and they all included bicarbonate of soda (baking soda), so I am feeling a little apprehensive as to whether this “soda bread with no soda” is going to work out.
I also discovered that plus2point4 has a bigger slowcooker than me (she told me on Twitter than she has 3!) because none of my loaf tins would fit in, so I improvised with a foil takeaway tray. I have them for making potato dauphinoise, because my boyfriend claims that there is no potato product that is worth the washing up pain that is caused by making dauphinoise in a non-disposable container.
Wish me luck!
After the prescribed 3 hours I checked out the bread and it seemed little soggy so I transferred to to the over (with the tinfoil off) to dry out a bt and maybe get more of a crust.
We have dwarf bread.
Rather nice dwarf bread, but dwarf bread nonetheless. I’m getting pretty good at dwarf bread 🙂