So after cleaning house today, I needed something fun to do- so I thought I’d finally bake bread using my wood stove.
Someone thought I needed help getting the fire going….what is that saying again- curiosity killed (or in this case burned) the cat???
I don’t use a recipe for my bread- I just do a little of this and a little of that and hope for the best!!! So I’ll just tell you what I added and you can guess how much it looks like….
First is a couple teaspoons of salt and I use a couple teaspoons of honey but you can use sugar or whatever sweetner you want. Then I added a little Rye flour.
Next I used some flour that I got from a local farm that produces their own flour- its not as fine as the flour you buy in the store but it works nicely. I then added some oats.
Some flaxseeds and sunflower seeds and then I added the dry yeast, olive oil, and warm water.
Finally some plain ol’ flour to knead with……
After heating up the wood stove ALL DAY your house should be nice and toasty warm so the dough should rise nicely in the heat. Once it’s risen for um…I don’t know- an hour?? You roll it out into two sausage looking rolls and place them in buttered bread pans…and then into the oven…voila…
Then after about…um…an hour??? (or until you can tap the bread top and it sounds hollow inside) If you are lucky you’ll have something that looks like this..
And tastes….HEAVENLY with a little butter and honey…mmmmmm……