First Time Bread Baker

Lifestyle

Well y’all, a couple days ago I finally decided to learn how to make my own bread. I blame this endeavor on my new addiction to “The Great British Baking Show” on Netflix (If you haven’t watched it check it out, I promise you won’t regret it). Since being in quarantine, I have tried to find new things to do and learn every week. This week I decided to tackle bread making. I was terrified to say the least. I have always loved to bake and the idea of baking my own warm homemade bread to share with my family made my heart so happy.

I found a simple recipe on Pinterest and gave it my best shot. This is the recipe I used, and if you are considering making bread I 10/10 recommend you try out this one!I used a dutch oven to make my bread in, but you can also cook it in a deeper pot as well. I started my bread making journey around 10 am in the morning and finished around 4pm in the day. It was definitely a labor of love, but I was so happy with how it turned out. My boyfriend and my family loved it, so I think it is for sure a keeper.

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We are living in some scary and uncertain times right now, and a way that I keep sane through all of it is just finding fun things to keep me busy each day. I love learning new things, so learning how to make bread was such a great experience. I encourage you to take time during quarantine and learn something new. It doesn’t have to be bread baking (even though it is super fun) it can be anything you have always wanted to learn!

There are many negatives to the situation we are in, but I am trying everyday to focus on the positives. We have more time than ever now to learn new things, find a new passion, and work on ourselves.

“A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset.” 

I am so excited that I started my adventures in bread making and I can’t wait to try out more recipes. This coming weekend/next week start your own bread making adventure or try out something else you really love. I am praying for everyones health, safety, and well being during this time.

-Taylor