After a very long month (see previous post for the saga) I am happy to report that I am back to baking bread and blogging. Up this month for the Bread Challenge is Cinnamon Crescent Rolls and Milk and Honey Raison Bread. I didn't make the crescents although I am sure I will sometime in the next few weeks as my son is doing a report on France and has already requested croissants to go along with his presentation.
I did make the Milk and Honey Raison Bread although I substituted craisons for the raisons and added twice as many as the recipe called for. I baked the bread in my new oven and pushed the convection button without changing the baking time. This is the first convection oven I have ever had so I didn't realize that I should reduce the time. The bread came out a little overdone - although that didn't stop anyone from eating it.
I then made some of the dough into english muffins - I have posted previously about my english muffin rings that I just love. I put about 3.5 ounces of dough into each ring and let them rise. This is what they look like while they are rising in the rings.
After they rise, I have been either baking them in the oven or on a griddle. The griddle is great at getting both sides relatively flat and is easy to do. Use a fork to open and see the crannies.
I am glad to be back baking and blogging and seeing what everyone else will be baking this month!
Happy Baking and Eating!