My new favorite bread recipe: After-breakfast bread. I love that this recipe calls for leftover oatmeal. The recipe encourages experimentation, so I haven't yet made it as written. We always have more oatmeal (1–1.5 cups, I guess I should make less!), so I reduce the water by half to begin with, then add more with the flour as necessary.
The first time I made this bread, I used some homemade yogurt that turned out funny. It tasted like sourdough, and it was so good I almost wished I had more runny lumpy yogurt so I could make another batch.
The second time I made it, Red Chief informed me that my homemade bread is much better than store bread. I'm sure adding the extra oatmeal is making it a bit heavy, but we all love it, so it's not changing.
Here's what we did with our second baking: panini to go with pumpkin soup for dinner. Those strange-looking panini are the last two mini bagels that we needed to use up.
I'm contemplating buying some bannetons as used in the original recipe, but I have so many baking accessories already, I don't know if I want to store any more.
Now I want to try these barley twists from the same site.