Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

I went back to the first bread recipe and tried it again. It turned out much better this time, although I am not sure what the big difference was. The only thing that I did really different was that I milled the wheat on the pastry setting so that I could use the left over for cookies. But I didnt really see that much difference in the flour.

The dough mixedup much better and was nearly cleaning off the sides of the bowl at 5 cups. Oh, as I measured I also packed the flour more this time, so maybe that made a difference too. I only added maybe another 1/2 cup and I didn't have to knead it by hand at all. I did a little bit just to get a feel for the dough.

It rose beautifully in the bowl, I didn't do anything different there. And it also rose great in the pans and they were left out the whole time.

It is a much tastier and lighter bread than the second one I tried. This was even good enough to give one of the loaves to our neighbors who have been spoiling us with all sorts of baked items. As you can see from the picture, Sam just loves the bread - this was not the loaf that went to the neighbors lol. I turned my back and he took abig bite out of it!!!