Anyhoo, from time to time, I tend to skip an ingredient or two when following a recipe. I tend to jump ahead to the end for some reason. I attempted to make a simple, no-knead bread recipe that was from the back of the flour bag. It didn't help that I totally skipped adding the nonfat dry milk (which cost me $8.99 a box at G.E. Market District...thankyouverymuch!) When I realized my mistake, I smashed it into the already-rising dough ball and hoped for the best.
Well, as it turned out, as ugly as it was, the bread turned out pretty darn good. It was tasty especially warm from the oven! Hubby and toddler liked it too! Score! I am planning on re-making it again--maybe today.....the right way and see which loaf tastes the best. This loaf was surprisingly moist, dense, somewhat easy to slice (the middle part)...good for sandwiches!
Yields: One loaf; 16 servings
I calculated 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus
1 cup (8 oz.) lukewarm water
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil (I used butter)
3 T. molasses or maple syrup (I used blackstrap molasses)
2 tsp. instant yeast
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
3 cups King Arthur Premium 100% Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/4 tsp. salt (or sea salt)
Thoroughly grease an 8 1/2"x 4 1/2" pan. It's important to grease the pan well, as this bread tends to stick. I used Pam non-stick spray.
Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Beat the mixture vigorously for about 3 minutes; an electric mixer set on high speed works well here. Scoop the soft dough into the prepared pan.
Cover the pan with lightly greased plastic wrap, and let it rise for about 90 minutes; it'll become puffy.
Getting back to the food budget, since I spend WAY too much last week, I have not gone to the store as of yet. I am hoping to hold off until next week and use up what we have. Also, we had some freebies thrown in there like a few dinners from the in-laws and my folks, restaurant gift cards (to celebrate Valentine's weekend).
Here is a list of other bloggers participating in the Project Food Budget Challenge:
- Emily Levenson
- Maria Marz
- Veggie Converter
- Low Budge Veg
- Dairy-Free Cooking
- Motor City Girl In the Steel City
- Veggie Burgher
- Baked Beans and Broccoli…Vegetarian Budgeting
- The Happy Cactus
- The Vegetarian Salmon
- Test Kitchen Tuesday
- Newly Vegan
- Always Sick and Tired
- Veggie on the Cheap
- MeloMeals: Vegan For $3.33 A Day