OK, What The Heck!!
I finally got up enough nerve (and the time) to stay home and try to make bread with my new mixer.
The mixer worked wonderfully and the kneading was done in about 4 minutes.
I turned it into a greased bowl to let it rise.
It's rising in a slightly warmed oven.
I used bread flour. Maybe I should've just used regular??
It says "all-purpose" I wonder if that matters! I thought the Bread flour would do better???
I used the thermometer to make sure the water etc was the right temp so I wouldn't kill the yeast.
It rose to about twice the size, I guess. It made an indentation when I poked it.
I punched it down, divided it and rolled it out and made two loaves.
I put it back in the oven and covered it to rise again.
It sort of doubled. (I guess)
Baked it like the recipe instructed. But this is not what I wanted to see. I want it twice that high!!
It smelled wonderful and tastes good but it is a little too dense.
OK, you bread making people. What went wrong?????????
Maybe my glass pans are too big?? Is that possible?
It tastes good but not light enough!!
P.S. You know, this even happened to me with a bread machine!!
I'm linking up with a couple foodie blogs for help!