So, while my Potato Artichoke Cream Cheese Soup was cooking yesterday, I wanted to go to the store to buy some crusty French bread. But, that’s no easy task in this family two kids under the age of three and ice raining down outside! So, I got creative. I didn’t have yeast, so I looked for a bread recipe without it and found a really simple one that makes a delicious loaf of bread. I’d rather make it this way because it’s so easy – you don’t have to wait hours for it to rise. The baking powder and soda react right away with the water and the bread rises in the oven on its own.
The recipe calls for just plain ole flour, but I wanted mine to be a smidge healthier, yet still fluffy, so I did 2 cups of plain flour and 2 cups of whole wheat flour. The bread turned out to be very dense, but I still liked the flavor and consistency. I used Apple Cider Vinegar instead of White Vinegar, but really have no idea if that affects the flavor or not!
Gabe loved “digging” in the dry ingredients with a measuring cup, so an added bonus that we enjoyed yet another baking experience together. We talked about how many cups of each ingredient goes in, and learned about the oven and how hot it gets at 400 degrees. More memories I’ll think of when he’s grown and I’m missing his pudgy cheeks and mispronounced words.
You can find the recipe here: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/2/No-Yeast-Bread106835.shtml