Doughnt even get me started on this poo snowfall one refers to as a flurry this past weekend (and todays early AM). Just doughnt.
But do let me tell you that even the tiniest negative thought that I have ends in me devouring all the contents in ones pantry (except replace below sprinkles with cheese and meatballs, and syrup with marinara).
And thankfully because I have a life only 5 percent of the time, this weekend I was able to sit around in front of the tube and master the art eating multiple feelings.
Friday, 1 AM getting turnt up:
(Silly Angelica, she spelled W-I-N-E incorrectly).
Ankarsrum Original graciously gifted and sponsored this post. However I NEVER accept a product that I do not stand behind. And lemme tell you. This mixer is legit insane. It’s a workhorse that works with both complete grace and flawlessness. I can say this because I’ve owned other mixers in the past that when the dough becomes “too big” or “too heavy” the machine unlocks and begins to rattle and start to fall apart. Which is a problem when you are relying on your mixer to be “hands free” and its giving you a “hands on” job. A big no, no. This mixer guarantees “hands off”. ALSO. Another plus. This mixer is aesthetically a 10 outta 10. I cannot wait to test out the other special attachments (especially the meat grinder… I mean…. can someone say JuliasFavoriteFoodIsMeatballs, ten times fast?). To see more details visit their page!!! I’ve already had tremendous positive feedback from current users and their past, and now easy present, experience with the machine. So excited! THANK YOU Ankarsrum. I couldn’t have asked for a better product to come my way.
This bread is SO easy to bake! Perfect for your first time and wanting to end with amazing results. But make sure not to skip any of the rising time. Those aren’t suggestions, they are needed for the proper texture, or else you’ll just be eating like a weird flour+water dense pie bread. And from both a pie & bread enthusiast, that does not sound the least bit appealing.
The sun-dried tomatoes are completely optional, but totally worth it (because you’re worth it). Olives would be a great substitute here! And i’ve known to make myself sick after eating one too many loaves of olive bread. Thankfully this time around I had a neighbor I could graciously give my bread away to, no stomachaches asked.
Check your yeast labelings. Active Dry can be used almost interchangeably to Rapid Rise, except instant/ rapid rise doesn’t require you to dissolve yeast in water first (to activate). However if this leaves you unsteady, dissolve regardless so you won’t run into any problems.
Also — this dough is a little stickier the first rise. The second knead by hand you can add much more flour to prevent sticking. But don’t add TOO much that dough becomes crumbly (difficult to do).
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