After that it was Cookies.Once I hit success with it,there was no stopping me.In fact,it is something which I can bake anytime of the day or night,perhaps.I fell in love with the crunchy cookies at the first bite.Then cookie recipes were all I searched in blogs[see what I mean?]I tried out many from other blogs and I keep trying and learning.I utilized my oven to the maximum by using all the cooking options.
Then it happened,I got introduced to Yeast.I first tried out Shilpa’s Pizza recipe using whole wheat flour.It was an instant success and I felt happy that the yeast co-operated with me;-).But after that I seldom used yeast,as Pizza is not something which we have on a regular basis.Raaga evoked my interest in yeast again by her superhit recipe Coriander Buns.Both of us loved it so so much that hubby says I should be making it every weekend!! Now I feel confident[over confident,perhaps] and I want to bake bread.I searched for bread recipes all over the blogs[get the point now?]but when I go through the recipe and procedure,I can feel the air bursting out of my confidence levels.
I got my hopes revived when Mansi announced this months BBD-Quick breads.Exactly what I was looking for.I searched[;-)] what can be made and found it at my favorite baking site Joy Of Baking.I remember seeing the recipe for Irish Soda Bread in Goodhousekeeping magazine too.So all set for baking bread I donned my apron and made it.Loved to see the bread puffing up and smelling great inside the oven.Hurrah..my first bread..here it is!!
Irish Soda Bread - Recipe adapted from Joy of Baking
Whole wheat flour – 1 ½ cups
Granulated white sugar – 2 tbsp(optional)
Old fashioned rolled oats – 2 tbsp(optional)
Baking soda – 1 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Buttermilk – 1 ½ cups