this has to be the most beautiful loaf of bread I've ever made
so nicely shaped
so evenly browned
amazing given the total piece of junk that my oven is
the recipe for this is the Light Whole Wheat out of the cookbook my daughter gave me for Christmas
this is about the fourth batch of this particular recipe I've made (remember I said no store bought bread here!), but there has been a real learning curve in making bread without using a bread pan -- just a flat steel cookie sheet
the book recommends that you use a pizza stone, but in my feeble little oven it would take FOREVER to heat that up (the book says about 20 minutes, so we're talking about 45 here) and our electric bill can't stand the shock
but the steel cookie sheet with a good layer of cornmeal works really well
now that I've really gotten the hang of this recipe it's time to try another one
yesterday, when we went to get milk there was a huge display of these on an end cap
you remember Cherrios? the ever present healthy snack you carried around in little containers to occupy your kids in church
let me tell you, these are not your "church cherrios"
not only do they really taste like chocolate, they are faintly sweet and super crunchy
as a snack that is
I brought the box home, broke right into it and ate a little container full while I was working at my sewing machine (just being careful not to drop any to the dog!)
I think they'll be really good with milk on them too -- and raspberries --- mmmmm, chocolate and raspberries --- yum!
time for breakfast!!