I am trying to start baking more instead of buying. I like the fact that I know exactly what goes into the dough and that I can alter it as much as I like. Of course, I can’t bake everything at home since I have just a plain oven. Today, I tried to make a very basic loaf bread from a recipe I found through The Apartment Therapy for a Buttermilk Quick Bread. First time I made it, it came out quite well, at least judging by the speed with which it disappeared. I chose to make it with a normal flour, sunflower oil and added a little olive oil and oregano. However, it wasn’t nearly as perfect as it could be because I have made a mistake with conversion of ounces and cups to millilitres. (It would be so much easier if Americans were using the simple metric system! Please!)
All you need is flour, buttermilk, baking powder, butter or oil, an egg, salt and sugar. And anything else that you would like to taste in your own home-baked bread.
400 g flour
350 g buttermilk
75 g oil
1 egg (I should have probably put two eggs, it would hold the dough better)
baking powder, salt, sugar, spices
This time, I bought a wholemeal bread flour and added a bit of rosemary. But I didn’t adjust the recipe for this kind of flour so I am curious what will come out of the oven.
I have just come across similar recipe by The Londoner so I am trying hers for the Irish Soda Bread next!