While I try my hardest to cook from scratch and educate the kids about healthy eating and nutrition, sometimes life just happens and we turn to convenience meals.
We have been quite busy recently, resulting in having a few too many of those convenience meals! The moods have been volatile and I’ve been feeling a bit ‘blah’, if you know what I mean.
So I am now on a mission to start us all eating well again! One of my first steps towards healthy eating: mastering homemade bread! It has been quite a journey but I have been using a great recipe that’s worked for me, so I’d love to share it with you!
Here are two great reasons to bake your own bread:
You’ll know what’s in it
Making your own bread, means cutting out the supermarket bread filled with sugar, preservatives, numbers, and God-knows-what-else! Do you know how many ingredients it takes to make a basic homemade bread? Four! Yes: FOUR! Flour, yeast, water and salt. Have you read the ingredient list of any store bought breads recently?
Homemade bread is satiating
Don’t be afraid that you’ll be baking all day, every day, to supply enough bread for your family. Homemade bread is much more filling than its supermarket alternatives! Not only does it have healthier ingredients, it takes much less volume of it to fill you. Win-win!
It might take you a couple of weeks to figure out how many loaves work for your family, but it will be totally worth it in the end!
My homemade bread journey
I made my first ever bread a month ago and it was quite a learning curve!
It was not the most basic, four ingredients recipe, but a more fancy one from my auntie. It was tasty, but turned out too flat for my liking! Next, I tried a white bread recipe, which looked more like bread should, but was very dense! Nonetheless my kids polished off both those loaves and loved them! The fact the kids were loving the homemade breads (even though they weren’t perfect) was what kept me going and trying to master this skill.
That’s why today I come to you with this recipe that has been working really well for me! Four ingredients and a little bit of melted butter – so simple, yet so tasty!
=> Read my recipe for Gluten Free Sourdough Bread (not as simple as this one, but hubby is coeliac so I had to master a GF bread as well!)
Note: Never waste homemade bread! Eat it fresh when first baked, then toasted for a couple of days. Once it goes stale you can make breadcrumbs out of it and use them for cooking!
Let me know if you make this bread and how it turned out for you! I hope your family loves it as much as we do!!