Friday, October 4, 2013

I made bread

Do you know what's in your bread?


Just for today: I do.  I know exactly what is in my bread today, because I made my own from this recipe. Honey Oat Quick Bread

I've been doing a lot of reading on our health, our mood, our diet, artificial ingredients, GMO's, etc. etc.  I'm trying to make the switch over to organic produce and grass fed beef and pork, etc.  There's a lot to be learned in studying about these things, and it's incredible to think that we, as Americans, eat so poorly.  (even though the obesity rate is sky high)


While buying a loaf of bread recently, I started to read the ingredient list on the different brands available.  OMG... really?  you put all THAT in this loaf of bread?? Not recognizing most of  the ingredients  in the 'chemical' bread, I opted for the one with shortest ingredient list and came home.  (Sara Lee wheat bread)



I started looking around on Pinterest for bread recipes.   I have been thinking about buying a bread machine, but don't know if I need another appliance sitting on the shelves, collecting dust.  I've never been one for kneading, rising, punching, etc... taking all day to make bread.  (Mainly because I don't know what I'm doing and I spend all day to make a less than decent loaf of bread.  )


So when I found this recipe.... no yeast, no rising, no kneading, etc.. I knew I should give it a try.  So, here it is... fresh out of the oven.  The house smells yummy and I'm waiting for it to cool.  I'll update you with the taste results later.

But just for today, yes, I know what's in my bread. :)

**Update on taste** YUM!!! Slices beautifully, too.

8 comments:

ancient one said...

Looks good.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Good for you....it looks delicious!

Debbie J said...

I want some! I'm going to check that recipe out. I do have a bread machine and like it, but hardly ever use it.

Yesterday, in an effort to watch my weight, I got a honey mustard grilled chicken flat bread sandwich from Wendys. It was good and not too many calories..... BUT.... I am convinced the bread had high fructose corn syrup in it, or something, because I was starving to death the rest of the day. I mean uncontrollably! Do you think the sandwich could have been the culprit?

Debbie Huffaker said...

A nurse friend told us to only eat sourdough bread. She said it's easier to digest. Great for your healthy eating. I'm convinced today's foods lead to cravings n weight gain. Sugar is like a drug ....very addictive!

troutbirder said...

Yup I'm convinced our corporate made food is addictively bad for us. Still going from knowledge to consistent action is proving hard for me...:(

Cindy said...

That looks really good, but I always wonder about the consistency of baking powder bread. Could you have made sandwiches with it? I'm sure it smells amazing, too.
Cindy

Cindy said...

That looks really good, but I always wonder about the consistency of baking powder bread. Could you have made sandwiches with it? I'm sure it smells amazing, too.
Cindy

Kimberly Hutmacher said...

Definitely a recipe to try. It looks divine!:)