Stage one: All the ingredients are mixed and it's a bit of a sticky mess. Good thing the recipe said it was meant to look like a sticky mess or I would have been getting worried.
A bit of kneading later and it's a sticky ball
Two hours in the sun and I had something vaguely resembling dough! (If you've noticed my saucepan mixing bowl . . . I live in a student flat, it's called ingenuity)
Another three quarters of an hour (this recipe called for a lot of rising) and it's ready to go in the oven. And 30 minutes latter we have. . . . BREAD!
For a first attempt I was pretty happy with this one. The first slice I had when it was still hot out of the oven was heavenly. It wasn't perfect though. On the whole maybe slightly to dense, in the oven just 5 minutes to long and dusted with too much flour. But it was still a resounding success with my flatmates and there is enough left over for toast and a sandwich tomorrow.
I can make bread. . .my life (ok, maybe just my day) is complete.
That's all for now,