Saturday, May 16, 2020

Early American Cottage Loaf

As the saying goes, we are living in interesting times.  As a baker, finding flour and yeast has been challenging, and I’ve resorted to bartering and using unconventional sources.  I did find a 16-ounce package of yeast buried in my pantry, which was a plus.  And, I have an order placed with a local bakery for a 16-ounce package of instant yeast along with some bread flour.

This month’s BBB bread, Easy American Cottage Loaf, from Kitchen of the Month, Cathy, calls for a variety of dry ingredients, all of which I had!  Yay!  I did revert to the original recipe, and used the bread machine option as well as my 1 ½ quart soufflé dish.  The bread turned out well and has a great flavor and texture.  Wonderful toasted.

Don’t miss out on this easy and delicious bread.  As a Buddy, share your experience and photographs with Cathy before the end of the month.  The recipe can be found either on Cathy’swebsite or the Red Star Yeast website.

I’m too busy baking to say much more!

Stop by the websites of the other Babes to see how they did.


Karen said...

Yours is nice and tall! Finding a pound of yeast is like finding gold these days, right?

hobby baker Kelly said...

It's so high and cute! The crumb looks soft and beautiful. Nice find in your pantry!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Amazing pantry find. Amazing bread.

Elizabeth said...

Your bread is so tall!! Beautiful!

Flour is beginning to return (sort of) but we haven't seen yeast on the store shelves for weeks. We still have half a jar in the fridge, as well as our trusty sourdough starter. Interesting times indeed.

Cathy (Bread Experience) said...

Great idea to use your bread machine. Your loaf look very nice and lofty. Love that you found some dried yeast you didn't know you had! It's the little things, isn't it?

Katie Zeller said...

It looks like a perfect, giant muffin !
You did well with finding everything in your pantry. We still have empty shelves in our stores.