That’s right it’s almost homemade, well that’s not entirely true it is "homemade" it just wasn’t made from scratch. While I was at home in Ireland in March I picked up a packet of Oldums bread mix and stuck it in the suitcase. Ever since then I’ve been drooling over the thought of some freshly baked brown bread warm from the oven with a generous helping of Irish butter (which thankfully you can buy here in the supermarket!) and jam.
Last night Kathy decided to make jam using the strawberries we bought at the weekend and I knew it was time to crack out the bread mix and pop it in the oven. This is the easiest bread you could ever make. There’s only two steps– mix in water – bake for 40 mins. It only everything in life was this easy.
I won’t be counting this as my “bake my own bread” goal since the point of that goal was to actually find a bread recipe that I could make on a regular basis, and sadly I haven't found Oldums bread mixes here in the grocery stores here. But it has given me a fantastic reminder of what good bread tastes like and made me even more determined to make my own.
Expect to see a few different bread recipes over the next few weeks as I search for the “perfect loaf”.