When Namaste Foods sent me the BBQ Coating Mix, they also sent me their bread mix. I have never made bread in my life. However, I always envy those who make fresh bread regularly. I remember my mom making bread when I was little and there is just something so comforting about the smell and taste of fresh bread out of the oven. While extremely intimidated by the task, I took some time one night to make home made bread.
The ingredients were easy, I was just a little concerned about what pan to use. I found some foil bread pans at Kmart on sale and decided to give them a try. The pan size was 8 inches x 3 7/8 inches by 2 15/32 inches.
The recipe called for oil, 1 egg and three egg whites. I only had two eggs so I made it with 1 egg and 1 egg white. Unsure of how that would impact the outcome, I proceeded as any normal kitchen goddess would do- I crossed my fingers.
After blended in the mixer, the dough had to sit to rise about 30 minutes. I then placed the pan in the oven to cook for one hour. About half way through I added foil on top. This was a huge help to keep the top from burning.
The bread came out really tall- it was on the top shelf of the oven and was practically touching the top of the oven. I think I may need to use a little wider pan next time. After the bread cooled an hour or so, I decided to taste the bread… It was awesome. It had a little bit of sweetness but was probably the best gluten-free bread I have ever had. I have visions of using this mix for home made banana bread. The portion size was plenty. It made more than I usually get with my typical Udi’s loaf. It is only good at room temperature for 24-48 hours. I decided to slice it and freeze it. This lasted me about a week. I would definitely purchase this bread mix- but am not sure how frequent I will be able to prepare this, you need a good 2 hours. Thanks Namaste for introducing me to making home made bread.
What is your favorite bread?