The rules were simple, Blog vs Book bread. Each contestant had to choose their bread from either blog or book, and they had one chance to bake a loaf.
It started as early as 8am Sunday Morning when Lisa (thats me) could not sleep and decided to bake her loaf of bread. She gathered her supplies, rubbed the sleep from her eyes and began to create a masterpiece using a blogger's long tested recipe (one of you guys!). She slaved, and worked, and then set it aside to rise while she ate her Kashi Go Lean crunch cereal.
It may not be pretty but here it is, Lisa's submission of French Bread:
A few hours later, Dave awakens and discovers he is missing a key ingredient for his book bread and runs out to the market. After a few calls back to Lisa (who graciously decided to help him rather than leave him scrambling) he arrives back at Swood south with his ingredients and begins the painstaking process of making his bread.. Italian Semolina Bread:
Before I announce the winner, I just wanted to let you all know that this was in good fun. We are trying to live up to the "make more of our own food from fresh" challenge and in order to do that, we needed to learn how to make bread. Our kids eat alot of bread and wonderbread is not the same thing! This was just a fun way for us to learn!
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So the winner is...
The Blog Bread!
Like you had any doubts! As ugly as it was, it was simple, tasty and I am sure that with a little practice, I could learn to not make ugly bread!