Thursday, April 23, 2009

Back to Bread

I've been out of the habit of making my own bread, though I can't pinpoint why. I think I just got lazy, but I have recently gotten back into the swing of things!

One thing you might not want to know about me is that I have IBS, and this means I have to watch my fibre intake. Unlike a lot of people with this condition, I can't pinpoint it to a particular food, but the type of fibre I consume has a huge effect on my tummy. Lots of plant fibre can be really horrendous for my gut, so I tend not to eat tons of veggies, and high fibre cereals, breads, and grains can also be tricky. When I make bread it's usually white because it's got less fibre in it than whole wheat and my stomach can tolerate it better.

So, I made the recipe that appears in my bread baking tutorial post, which is simple and delish.

I hope to get back into bread-making because it's something I quite enjoy, and there is such a huge world of possibilities out there with it!

10 comments:

Coleen's Recipes said...

Looks like we are thinking the same thing today (I've made bread for many years too). I just posted my white bread recipe. I love the beautiful brown crust on your bread. That is my FAVORITE part.

Borderline Lil said...

WC, if I ever end up on death row you are gonna come cook my last meal. Maybe just a loaf of that bread...mmm...

girlichef said...

Just seeing this loaf makes me happy...fresh baked bread is one of the best things in the world!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love bread and bake a loaf at least 1-2 times a week. I very seldom buy mine, unless I'm lazy... Your bread looks perfect!

Cheers,

Rosa

Cathy said...

If I could get my house to smell like homemade bread all the time I would...I just don't have the time to bake bread usually. Nothing better than a freshly baked loaf and butter.....

Van Santos said...

Ooooo! As Coleen noted, it resembles what she did today. I almost thought you did pretzel bread, based on the way it appears.

Meg said...

Looks delicious! I wish I had a piece to go with my dinner!

Donna-FFW said...

I can almost imagine what that loaf musthave smelt like while you were baking it. It looks absolutely gorgeous..

Elyse said...

IBS sounds just horrible, especially when you can't pinpoint it to a specific fibrous food. I am glad that you make your own bread however, and that picture has my mouth watering. That bread looks crusty and delicious. MMMM!

adventureswiththewoods said...

It really sucks that you have IBS! I don't know how I'd function if I had it. Your bread looks darn good!

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