Before David's wonky cake was even in the oven he said to me...next I want to try to make bread (!!!) I don't know what has come over him...but I am more than happy to sit back and watch him explore his new interest in baking...and if he likes bread making then he can do that and I can focus on the cakes!
For a first loaf I am really impressed....heck! For a millionth loaf I'd be really impressed. He used the end of the Waitrose Love Life Malted Seeded bread flour I bought last month and produced a really lovely loaf.
We both agreed that next weekend we will buy some special white bread flour (maybe seeded) and see the difference in the dough and the rise and everything...but we both really like this malted flour and will definitely be using it again. We were really good and let the loaf cool before cutting into it (I love freshly baked bread slathered with butter and jam) and enjoyed it as part of a very posh homemade ploughman's!
So, I'm thinking about getting David a bread making book for xmas...any suggestions? recommendations? must buys?