With isolation comes a whole new range of issues that I have not previously thought about. With the shops near me being opened for fewer hours and very busy, my partner and I decided to try and bake our own bread. We used to spend our nights after work saying how we wish we could just sit around all day and bake fresh bread and fresh pastries, and now that we have no choice but to stay at home all day, we decided to actually take advantage of this opportunity.
We followed this recipe here from BBC Good Food, which was really easy to follow and explained everything in little bite size pieces for us. Plus bread is one of the easiest vegan foods to make, so you don’t even need to worry about buying alternatives or vegan replacements for ingredients. And this is what we ended up with:
Not bad at all right!?
If you do follow this recipe, please be aware that this makes a big loaf of bread….I was concerned at one point that the bread may expand too much in our oven. I thought we would end up like this:
The bread is a little bit more cakey than store bought bread but I personally prefer that, to have a nice thick bit of bread. It also tastes….AMAZING. And that’s not me tooting my own horn, it really does taste amazing. Especially toasted with a good helping of Lotus Biscoff spread on it….beautiful! The only issue I have with it is that next time I may leave it in the oven a little bit longer just to give it that really good crust on the bread.
Overall: 8/10. A great way to kill the time in isolation, but also provides my household with lunches for the next week! Maybe just a little bit more crusty on the outside and then it would be perfect.