For my birthday our friend, Jon, brought over a wonderful homemade loaf of bread that our family devoured. It was so delicious! He sent me the recipe after I commented that my attempts at making bread have always failed. Yesterday it was cold and windy here (it went from too hot to too cold overnight!) and I told the girls that it was the perfect weather to try out this new recipe. I pulled it up on the computer screen and then let Autumn and Alaina set to work gathering all of the ingredients while I busied myself folding laundry. I had planned on checking their ingredients and helping them combine them but before I came back out to check on them they had already mixed together the ingredients and begun kneading the dough!
We placed it in a greased bowl and waited for it to rise and then punched it down, shaped it into a loaf and cut slices into the top. Then I asked Autumn to get the egg white and water to brush on top.
"Egg white? Why would I do that? I already put it in?"
Autumn read back through the recipe and realized her mistake and we decided that the loaf would probably be fine with a little egg white...
Well, it turned out better than fine! What a delicious bread recipe...it is the first one that we have ever had work! And to think that the girls did it all on their own! I could tell when they were taking their first taste that their self-esteem rose a bit with that yummy dough.