The Lesson of the Day: Go somewhere looking for one thing in particular, and you’re not gonna find it. Instead, you’ll find everything else.
The mission: Find plain or at least vanilla coconut milk kefir.
But, instead, I found everything else I’ve been mourning about not being able to find.
Well, I take that back. I haven’t been mourning not having tapioca pudding, but I just thought that packaging was too cute to pass up. And it made me think “oooh! pudding!” Unfortunately, when I tried it, my response was more along the lines of “ewwww, pudding…”
You win some, you lose some. Hopefully the rest of my finds are wins.
I just wish Hannaford’s was easier to get to. It’s the closest I can get to a TJs or WFs. Going there today after not having been for eons made me realize that there’s too many awesome things there to neglect it like that.
And then, I baked.
I baked this 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread from King Arthur Flour. I adored the White Whole Wheat Walnut Loaf I made last week from them, but my adventures in bread-baking are too young to resign myself to the same recipe already.
I am learning – I don’t have instant yeast, and instead of just using active dry in the same fashion I know I need to proof it! Oh, the miles I have come
Anyways. This is another great loaf from them, methinks. I used a pan that was too large, so I didn’t get a nice rounded top, but it still rose significantly.
I used sesame seeds instead of walnuts, too. I thought using walnuts again would be too similar to last week. The sesame is definitely noticeable in the end result. I love seedy, nutty breads, though. I also cut the honey down to 3 T. And used vital wheat gluten instead of “bread improver,” which I am thinking is the same thing, or at least almost the same thing.
It finished too late for me to have a racy photoshoot with it, unfortunately. But iiis goo!
What’s a product you’ve been dying to try, but can’t get your hands on? Or one that you finally found, but was a major disappointment?
What’s your favorite bread add-in? Unless, of course, you’re a plain-jane….in which case, that’s always fun, too!